Whether you’re in the mood to stay in or paint the town red carpet red, we’ve compiled three winning ways to toast the Emmys on Monday, August 25.
1. Indulge in an Emmys-themed cupcake
Georgetown Cupcake's Emmys-inspired treats.
Georgetown Cupcake’s Red Carpet Red Velvet Dozen is a sweet way to celebrate Emmys night. Each red velvet cupcake arrives topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting, adorned with a gold star or a Hollywood clapperboard. The DC-based bakery delivers to every state in the continental US and will arrive just in time for your viewing soiree. 3301 M St. NW, 202-333-8448
2. Make an Emmys-inspired drink at home
No Emmy-nominated show pays homage to the importance of a well-made cocktail quite like Mad Men. Toast to the show’s eight nominations, including Jon Hamm’s nom for Best Actor in a Drama Series, by making your own Mad Men-themed drink at home.
1 ½ ounces Facundo NEO Rum
1/2 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
1 ounce Martini & Rossi Prosecco
Stir all ingredients, except the Prosecco, with ice. Strain into a coupe glass, top with Prosecco, and garnish with a lemon peel.
3. Make a recipe from the Governor’s Ball Menu
What better way to spend Emmys night than eating like the stars of your favorite shows? Make one of the amazing recipes by Chef Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant Group, who will celebrates his 19th year catering the Emmys.
Cut the peaches in quarters, discard the pit, and lightly grill. Cut the lettuce into leaves and lay in 6 equal stacks. Slice each fig into 3 horizontal slices. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and season with olive oil and fleur de sel. Spoon the mozzarella into 6 mounds, drizzle some olive oil on top, and season with fleur de sel and a little freshly ground black pepper. Slice the onion into rings ¼-inch wide and blanch in salted water until cooked through and all bitterness is removed.
Place the cooked onions in a small pan and coat lightly with honey, salt, and pepper. Make the preserved lemon dressing by blending the preserved lemon, 1 teaspoon of the honey, rice wine vinegar, and 3 ounces of olive oil. Make the lemon vinaigrette by whisking 3 ounces of olive oil into 1 ounce of lemon juice.
To serve, place a stack of lettuce leaves in the center of 6 plates and surround the lettuce with the peaches, tomatoes, onions, almonds, figs, and mozzarella. Sprinkle basil and peppermint around the lettuce. Spoon some preserved lemon vinaigrette on the plate and then drizzle some of the lemon vinaigrette over the lettuce.