The ballots are out and the race is on for the nominees of MTV’s Video Music Awards. Whether Queen Bey reigns over all others or Pharell leaves ‘Happy,’ you will want to be sure to enjoy your viewing party of MTV’s Video Music awards with some ‘Fancy’ libations.
SVEDKA Vodka and Black Velvet Whisky offer the below cocktail recipes to have you ‘swinging from the chandelier’ or ‘coming in like a wrecking ball’ while you root for your favorite nominee to take home the moon man for Best Video of the Year on August 24th.
I’ve Been Drinkin’
Inspired by Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”
1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Lemonade
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
1/2 part elderflower liqueur(or similar)
1/2 part simple syrup
3 drops Rose Water
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an edible rose petal.
Inspired by Pharrell’s “Happy”
2 parts Black Velvet Whisky
6 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
2 tsp super fine sugar
Put mint in glass with sugar and gently muddle. Fill halfway with crushed ice and Black Velvet, but do not stir. Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves.
Inspired by Sia’s “Chandelier”
1 part SVEDKA Mango Pineapple
1/2 part Amaretto
1/2 part pineapple juice
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Briefly shake vigorously to create a foamy texture. Strain into a shot glass and serve with a pineapple wedge. Serve in sets of 3 shots.
Can’t You Taste this Gold?
Inspired by Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”
1 part SVEDKA Vanilla
1 part Pedro Ximenez
1/4 part Grand Marnier
Splash of dry sparkling wine
1 orange peel zest
Combine all liquid ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir well. Strain into a champagne flute and top up with dry sparkling wine. Express the oils from the orange peel by squeezing its edges over a lit match. Rub the peel around the glass rim below the lip.
Break your Walls
Inspired by Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”
1 part Black Velvet Cinnamon Rush Whisky
4 parts ginger beer or ginger ale
Lemon zest or wedges
Mix with ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon wedge or zest.