By Radio.com Staff
For anyone throwing a party in honor of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards—airing Jan. 26 at 8 pm EST on CBS—Radio.com has made a menu of exactly what you should be drinking during the year's biggest night in music.
Related: GRAMMY Nominees 2015: The Full List
There will be no need to get drunk off the mini-bar during this year's broadcast, instead we had our friendly bartender and comedian Francesca Day whip up five special cocktails for the Record of the Year nominees—Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor—which we've dubbed The Drinkies. Great name, we know.
These five drinks range from what should be the sad man's bar staple to a chocolatey delight for anyone trying to bring booty back. From a so fancy, you already know cocktail perfect for brunch to a sparkly mocktail that is so delicious it might make you want to give up alcohol completely. And we promise you are never, ever going to want to drink another run of the mill Cosmo again, like, ever, after having Francesca's new and approved take on the classic.
So drink responsibly and may the best song win.
Follow Francesca on Twitter for more funny, perhaps even drink-related, musings: @ohfrancescaday
"The Fancy" (Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX)
4 oz Champagne or Prosecco
1 oz St. Germaine or Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz Lemonade
Be as fancy as Iggy Azalea herself with this brunch-approved cocktail from L.A. to Tokyo that can be made two ways: fancy and extra fancy.
Combine all ingredients listed above over rocks in a highball glass (fancy) or in a champagne flute (extra fancy), stir and garnish with lime wedge.
This cocktail is the new classic, inexpensive and good to the last drop. Can't you just taste that gold? Perfect to celebrate I-G-G-Y going home with a gramophone.
"The Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)" (Sam Smith)
1.5 oz Maker's Mark
1.25 oz Grapefruit Juice
1.25 oz Pineapple Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
This is for men (and women) who aren't afraid to cry in public. It's a bittersweet drink that can be used either to celebrate a win or take the sting off a tough loss, making it appropriate whether or not Sam Smith goes home with this award or any of the other five he's nominated for.
This one will be served over rocks in a highball glass. Combine all ingredients listed above, stir lightly in glass. No garnish, though one lonely tear will surely add a little extra flavor.
The good news is, the buzz from this drink will stay with you all night long whether or not your date does.
"The Shake It Off" (Taylor Swift)
1.5 oz Cazadores Tequila
.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz Rose's Lime Juice
Splash of Cranberry Juice
1 Maraschino Cherry
*You will need a cocktail shaker.
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. And drinkers gonna drink, drink, drink, drink, drink this update on the classic Cosmopolitan.
Seriously, this is not Carrie Bradshaw's early aughts Cosmo, this is a cocktail for Taylor's four new favorite Girls—Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa—who are feeling 22 now, until forever.
This drink is shaken, not stirred, obvi, so you'll need a 16 oz. cocktail shaker to make it. You'll also need a chilled martini glass.
Don't have a fridge near where you're tending bar? Radio.com's resident bartender, Francesca says all you need is a handful of ice. Fill the martini glass to the top with ice, add water, let it sit a few minutes and voilá, you have a chilled glass.
Start by throwing in a maraschino cherry in honor of Swift's last album, Red. Then pour all ingredients into shaker, shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.
Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, you could've been throwing back this sick drink. Just sayin'.
"The Chandelier" (Sia)
5 oz Ginger Beer
1 Sugar Cube
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
This sparkly mocktail is for the party girl (or boy) who doesn't want to end up getting hurt at the end of the biggest night in music—seriously, no hanging from the chandelier at this GRAMMY party—but still wants to celebrate.
Place a sugar cube and lemon peel in a champagne flute. Add one to two dashes of bitters to glass, then pour ginger beer* on top to fill glass.
Wearing a paper bag over your head while drinking is optional. However, wearing a blonde bob is highly recommended.
*If you just can't help but celebrate with something a little harder, champagne can be substituted for ginger beer.
"The All About That Bass" (Meghan Trainor)
1 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
.5 oz Hazelnut Schnapps
Meghan Trainor has made it very clear she's all about the bass, no treble. So we assume she has no trouble having a sweet calorific cocktail to celebrate a momentous occasion like the GRAMMYs.
In honor of her bootylicious anthem, we've created a drink that has all the right junk in all the right places. This sweet concoction is like a delicious black and white cookie in liquid form, that will surely give you a little extra booty to hold at night.
For this cocktail you'll need a chilled martini glass and a 16 oz metal shaker. Pour all ingredients over ice into shaker, shake well and strain into chilled martini glass. Sugar the rim by running the lemon around the edge and dipping the glass in sugar.
Still not sweet enough for you? Garnish the drink with a sugar coated lemon wedge by dipping the lemon rind in lemon juice and rolling it in sugar.
If you got beauty, beauty, just raise your glasses up because to borrow from the wise beyond her 21 years Ms. Trainor, every inch of this drink is perfect, from the bottom to the top.
Watch the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 pm EST on CBS.
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