Music’s biggest night is coming up this weekend and what better way to join the fun than mixing a cocktail inspired by your favorite artists? Whether you’re planning on a couch karaoke session or just sitting back to enjoy the show, a proper cocktail pairing will transform your evening into an award-winning affair.

Raise a toast to the songs that we danced to on TikTok, the albums we replayed while WFH, and the artists that helped us through 2020 with these simple yet delicious serves that are also easy to recreate at home.

BASIL WATERMELON COOLER 

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Experience a “Watermelon Sugar High” by sipping the Basil Watermelon Cooler, a crisp combination of smooth Grey Goose, ginger slice, and watermelon.

Ingredients
2 oz GREY GOOSE® Vodka
4 Basil Leaves
1 Peeled Ginger slice
2 Chunks of Watermelon
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Ginger Ale

Method: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 basil leaves with a ginger slice, 1 watermelon chunk and simple syrup. Add ice, GREY GOOSE® Vodka, and lime juice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with remaining watermelon chunk and basil leaves.

HIGH NOTE HIGHBALL 

Cocktail
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The 1800 High-Note Highball matches both the color and glamour of the Grammys’ red carpet, and is made with 1800 Cristalino: the luxe Cristalino tequila favored by superstar artists like Kali Uchis, Future and more.

Ingredients
1.5 oz. 1800 Cristalino tequila
1 oz. pomegranate juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
Top with soda water

Method: Build in a highball glass and stir to incorporate.

MULTI-PLATINUM MULE

Cocktail
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Made with 1800 Cristalino, 1800 Tequila’s newest ultra-premium expression and a favorite of past and current Grammy nominees including Kali Uchis, Future, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and more, the Multi-Platinum Mule is a luxe cocktail that matches the Grammys’ colors and their iconic Gramophone award – perfect for enjoying during the awards.

Ingredients
2 oz. Cristalino tequila
.75 oz. ginger syrup
.75 oz. lime juice
1 tsp Allspice Dram
Splash of soda water

Method: Add all ingredients except soda water to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and top with soda.

THE PEAK MANHATTAN

Cocktail
Credit: Courtesy of Stranahan’s

Ingredients
1 oz. Blue Peak
1 oz. Sicilian Amaro
2 dashes black walnut bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Add all ingredients to yari, add ice and stir to 20% dilution. Strain over big cube with cherry garnish.

THE ICON

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Bust it down to “Savage” with The Icon in hand, letting the rich, spiced notes of D’usse VSOP Cognac and the herbal flavor of Benedictine liqueur channel your inner H-town Hottie and Queen Bee.

Ingredients
1 ½ oz D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
½ oz Benedictine Liqueur
½ oz Raspberry Syrup
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

THE HEADLINE ACT

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From HAIM to Post Malone to Cardi B, raise a glass to the evening’s list of star studded performers with The Headline Act, which combines Grey Goose vodka, pineapple juice, and fresh mint for a bright serve that makes you feel like you’re mingling with the VIPs.

Ingredients
1 ½ oz GREY GOOSE® Vodka
2 ½ oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
2 oz Ginger Beer
Large Sprig of Fresh Mint

Method: Build in a can or highball with cubed ice. Garnish with a large sprig of fresh mint.

THAT’S MY JAM 

Cocktail
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Turn on “Don’t Start Now” and turn up with That’s My Jam. Just like Dua Lipa’s hit song, you’ll want this D’usse cocktail with apricot jam and thyme during the entire show.

Ingredients
2 part D’USSE VSOP
1 tbsp Apricot Jam
¾ part fresh lemon juice
½ pineapple syrup
1 thyme sprig
Top soda water

Method: Muddle thyme, lemon juice and pineapple in a shaker. Add apricot jam, D’USSÉ and ice. Shake well and strain into a crushed-ice-filled rocks glass. Top with sparkling soda.

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