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2022 Emmys-Inspired Cocktails To Help You Celebrate Your Favorite Shows

Cheer on your faves properly.

This year’s 74th Primetime Emmy Awards is a can’t miss, with a garden variety of cult-loved shows and limited series being honored. And what better way to celebrate than with a festive cocktail? From Ted Lasso and Euphoria to Inventing Anna and Abbott Elementary, the drinks ahead serve as your personal vote for your favorite program. Cheers!Apple TV+

Abbott Elementary: Adult Juice Boxes

Why should kids have all the fun? In honor of Quinta Brunson’s breakout show chronicling the relatable lives of the hilarious staff at Abbot Elementary, whip up a batch of a sugary-sweet juice pouches (try this recipe from The Inspired Home) ... with a kick. ABC

Hacks: Dirty Martini

Channel your inner Deborah Vance with a classic (and classy) Dirty Vodka Martini. Even when sipped in your PJs, this iconic cocktail will make you feel like a living legend. Photograph by Karen Ballard/HBO Max

Ted Lasso: Black Velvet

It may not be the local British pub, but your bar cart can certainly provide some great Ted Lasso vibes. And if you want a fun mix of the favorite drinks of the show’s two leads Ted (beer) and Rebecca (champs), try a Black Velvet, a frothy pairing of the two equally festive drinks. Apple TV+

Euphoria: Unicorn Kisses Cocktail

This dynamite show (which wrapped its second season this year) is worth celebrating for the fantastical impact it’s had on fashion and beauty alone. Tap into the glittering, whimsical vibes with a playful, sparkling Unicorn Kisses Cocktail. HBO Max

Only Murders In The Building: Espresso Martini

Espresso martinis feel apropo in the sense that one certainly needs a heaping dose of caffeine to keep up with the hilarious, ever-changing antics of the three dynamic leads in this mystery-comedy series. For extra richness and cozy fall vibes, try a recipe with Baileys. Hulu

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Gin Fizz

Gin cocktails are a fun retro drink that also happen to be sprinkled throughout this beloved girl-powered show (set in the late 1950s). Be your own Mrs. Maisel (sans standup comedy routine) with a lively Gin Fizz. Amazon

Succession: New York Sour

Rich, opulent glasses of whiskey feel very on brand for Succession and its dynamic (and damaged) legacy family, not to mention the New York backdrop that serves as an honorary cast member. Give the classic spirit a tangy upgrade by adding red wine and lemon juice for a funky New York Sour cocktail. Photograph by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Stranger Things: The Upside Down Cocktail

Yes, there’s an actual drink out there dubbed the Upside Down Cocktail, so even if tequila and cranberry juice aren’t up your alley, it’s likely worth a sip on Emmys night. Feel free to sub in vodka or gin, if that’s more your style. Anything can happen in Upside Down, after all. Netflix

The White Lotus: Blue Hawaiian

One must go tropical for this Hawaii-based show, and as colorful and fruity as possible, too. Go for a vibrant colored drink like a Blue Hawaiian and top it off with a festive umbrella to really bring it home. Photograph by Mario Perez/HBO

Inventing Anna: Rose Champagne Cocktail

In true Anna Delvey fashion, when it comes to opulence, fake it ‘til you make it (or land in jail) — and a great place to start is with a fancy Champagne cocktail. This rosé-infused treat will transport you to a yacht on the Amalfi Coast instantly ... without you leaving your couch. AARON EPSTEIN/NETFLIX

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