It's Emmy weekend and celebrations are ramping up all over the city with some of the biggest taking place at local restaurants, such as Variety's Women in Film party at Scarpetta and Entertainment Weekly's party at Fig & Olive.
One of the most elaborate parties of the weekend, however, will take place at the L.A. Convention Center directly after the award ceremony at Nokia Theater. It's the Governor's Ball, and this year's theme is Enchanted Forest. As usual, the decadent affair is a sit-down dinner catered by Patina.
It's a massive fete with the chefs cooking for more than 7,000 people between the Creative Arts Emmys (which took place last Sunday) and the Primetime Emmys.
Cocktails at both balls are provided by Grey Goose, which has also created the official Emmy Cocktail for the Governor's Ball. It's called the Grey Goose Emmy Cocktail and it's actually quite good. Not too sweet, with an herbaceous finish thanks to the sprig of rosemary that is used for garnish.
Here's the recipe:
1.5 ounces Grey Goose Le Citron
1 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1.5 ounces cucumber juice
.5 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel, a rosemary sprig and edible silver flakes.
Whip this up at home if you're hosting an Emmy party and let your guests know that they're drinking exactly what the stars will be drinking after the show.