Claire Stern
Sep 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

The 2016 Emmys Awards are almost upon us. To help fuel your binge-watching this weekend, why not fix up a cocktail that your favorite small-screen stars will be sipping after the show? This year's drink of choice for the annual Governors Ball—named "The Moonlighter"—calls for vodka, homemade chamomile-lavender syrup, lemon juice, Cocchi Americano, and soda water. "It's simple yet elegant: mildly effervescent, crystal clear, and delicately floral," says mixologist Charles Joly, who devised the recipe. See for yourself below.

The Moonlighter

1 1/2 oz Ketel One Vodka ($38;
3/4 oz chamomile-lavender syrup (recipe below)
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano ($17;
3 oz soda water
Mint and lavender sprigs for garnish (optional)

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1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients over ice to chill.

2. Pour into a Collins glass over ice.

3. Garnish with mint and lavender sprigs.

For the Chamomile-Lavender Syrup

1. Brew 1 cup of strong chamomile and lavender tea.

2. Remove tea bags or herbs.

3. Measure remaining amount of brewed tea, stir in equal volume of sugar until dissolved and chill.

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