Tony Award Cocktails: Best Featured Cocktails in a Musical

May 15, 2018 | Cocktail Recipes

We love the Tony Awards at SHG. We are always thrilled to see the shows produced and presented by our theater partners and the entire Broadway community get well-earned recognition. Who will win the award for Best Musical? Best Original Score? Featured Actor in a Play?  Like you, we won’t know until Sunday, June 10. There is, however, one thing on which we have plenty of inside information – Featured Show Cocktails!

We’re joining in the award season fun by showcasing the top performing cocktails we’ve created for a few of this season’s nominated shows. See something you’d like to try? Head out to the theater to grab one or use the recipes below to mix up a few for a Tony night cocktail party your friends will never forget!

First up this week, our award-worthy cocktails from this year’s biggest musicals. These are not only some of the most popular concoctions ever to be served up in a show cup, but are also inspired by the strongest women on Broadway (not to mention powerful, proper, and maybe a little mean!)


As its name suggests, this blue-hued margarita has taken Broadway by storm. While it’s color might be what draws people’s attention, the magical addition of ginger and mint is what makes guests not want to let it go!

2 oz. Herradura Tequila

1/4 oz. blue curaçao

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. ginger-infused agave*

1 sprig fresh mint (plus more for garnish)

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin
  • Add ice and shake until well chilled
  • Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with mint

*Ginger-Infused Agave: Combine 1 1/2 cups water, 1 cup agave and six 1/4” slices of fresh ginger in a saucepan. Simmer for 45 min. Cool completely, strain and refrigerate in a sealed container.


This sparkling rosé cocktail isn’t just “like really pretty,” it’s also loaded with fetch flavors. Is it any surprise this Plastics-inspired potion is one of our most popular cocktails ever? You may not be able to sit with them, but you can sip with them.

3 oz. Chandon Sparkling Rosé

3/4 oz. LiDestri Pink Limoncello

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

2 strawberries (sliced)

1/4 tsp. pink peppercorns

  • In a mixing glass, muddle strawberries, lemon juice, syrup, basil and pink peppercorns
  • Add limoncello and ice
  • Shake until well chilled
  • Double strain into a flute glass and top with sparkling rosé


Gin. Tea. Flowers. We took the themes of this show and ran with it. Our high-concept cocktail menu for My Fair Lady is truly worthy of the birthplace of the Featured Show Cocktail (we served the first ones at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater for Contact in 2000.) Want to try a thousand things you’ve never done before? Start with this drink!

2 oz. Aviation Gin

2 oz. earl grey tea (brewed double strength and chilled)

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1/4 oz. fresh lemon

3 blackberries (plus more for garnish)

2 dashes lavender bitters

Fresh lavender for garnish

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin
  • Add ice and shake until well chilled
  • Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice
  • Garnish with lavender and blackberries

Check back next week for part two where we take a look at some of the dramatic drinks from this year’s top plays!

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