It’s Emmy Weekend and if you want to feel like a nominee in front of your own TV, we’ve got the martini recipes the stars will be sipping from Ketel One Family Made Vodka, the official spirits partner of the Emmy® Awards Season. Helmed by Diageo Reserve mixologist Charles Joly, this year’s cast of cocktails pays homage to the classic vodka martini, the Cosmopolitan, and the Espresso Martini. The collection includes: 

  • The Foraged Martini – An elegant, herbaceous twist to the classic vodka martini featuring tarragon, thyme, and truffle.
  • The Reboot Royale – The sexy Cosmopolitan gets an effervescent update with the addition of rosé sparkling wine and cranberry pearls.
  • The Café Crimson – A playful riff on the  espresso martini with succulent notes of black cherry and ripe raspberry

    The Foraged Martini (Courtesy Ketel One)

The Foraged Martini


2 oz Ketel One Family Made Vodka
½ oz dry vermouth
½ oz thyme and tarragon infused blanc vermouth*
5 drops peach bitters
3 drops green chartreuse


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir.
Once combined pour into chilled Nick & Nora glass.
Top cocktail with one drop of truffle oil.
*Thyme and tarragon infused blanc vermouth
Pour 750ml of blanc vermouth over 8 sprigs of fresh thyme and an equal size bunch of fresh tarragon.
Muddle gently and allow to macerate for 30 minutes.

Be careful to not over-infuse, as these herbs can quickly take over.

The Reboot Royale (Courtesy Ketel One)

The Reboot Royale


1 ½ Ketel One Family Made Vodka
¾ oz calamansi vinegar-lemon juice blend (equal parts mix of calamansi vinegar and fresh lemon juice)
½ oz simple syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to water)
1 ½ oz rosé champagne


½ oz cranberry pearls


Shake ingredients gently with ice.

Pour into a small bowled white wine glass.

Top with rosé champagne and enjoy the cranberry pearls on the side or toss into the glass for more flavor.

The Café Crimson


1 ½ Ketel One Vodka Family Made Vodka
1 ½ black cherry Kenyan cold brew*
½ oz unrefined coconut sugar syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to water)
¼ oz raspberry liqueur
15 drops saline solution (1:5 ratio salt to water)

The Cafe Crimson (Courtesy Ketel One)


Salted-Vanilla Oat Milk*
Lemon Twist


Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.

Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled coupe glass.

Carefully layer salted-vanilla oat milk on top.

Express oils from lemon twist and place decoratively on the rim of the glass.

*Black cherry Kenyan cold brew

Chill 60g coarse ground coffee steeped in 500ml black cherry juice for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Strain and keep refrigerated.

*Salted-Vanilla Oat Milk

500ml Oat Milk, Full Fat (about 2 cups)
¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp salt
Whisk oat milk, vanilla extract and salt together in a cold bowl until creamy.

A Cocktail Courier Emmy Awards martini kit is also an option and comes with a variety of garnish options for up to six people including  olives, vodka, vermouth and a pouch of Filthy Olive Brine for those who like things dirty. The limited-edition Ketel One x 73rd Emmy Awards Cocktail Kit is now available here. 

The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, Sept 19. at 5 p.m. and air live on CBS.

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