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The MTV Video Music Awards are this Sunday night, coming back home to where they belong in the heart of Manhattan at the world famous Madison Square Garden.  There will be viewing parties all across the city, and of course with the parties comes great responsibility of creating some delicious drinks to enjoy with your guest!  Lucky for all of you, Harding’s NYC, one of our favorite hot spots in Manhattan, has created some tasty items to enjoy from their head bartender Derrick Turner!

Take a look at the cocktails Derrick has created, and try them out yourself!  For more information, check out Harding’s official site.

Credit: Jose Cuervo
Credit: Jose Cuervo
“Spiked Lemonade”
If you haven’t guessed already, this cocktail is inspired by Beyonce’s favorite tequila as she mentions in her single, Formation – “Sippin Cuervo No Chaser” – Join in on the fun just as Bey would with this cocktail….

1.5 oz Jose Cuervo Especial
3 oz. Lemonade
Garnish with lemon wheel
Directions: Combine ingredients in shaker.  Shake and strain into a Collins glass.  Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Credit: Jose Cuervo
Credit: Jose Cuervo
Authentic Jose Cuervo Classic Margarita
Inspired by hitmaker and nominee, Adele – the Authentic Jose Cuervo Margarita is the ultimate necessity for a viewing party (and break up) just add ice to this Ready-To-Drink cocktail and voila you’ll be a star bartender!  

Jose Cuervo Ready To Drink Classic Margaritas ($15.99)
– Provides a deliciously convenient cocktail option with premium ingredients
– 19.9 proof and offered in 1.75L ml
– Available in liquor stores nationwide
– Please find a direct link here
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Credit: 1800 Tequila
“MR West”
Created exclusively by Derrick Turner at Harding’s NYC, this cocktail is inspired by Kanye West’s Video Of The Year Nomination, ‘Famous’ – share this cocktail with your tequila loving guests…
2 oz. 1800® Silver
1 tsp rose water
2 peels of cucumber
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. lime
1/4 oz. agaveDirections: Muddle cucumber in shaker. Add remaining ingredients to shaker. Shake and double strain into Collins glass. Garnish with cucumber roll.

Credit: 1800 Tequila
Credit: 1800 Tequila
“The Red Bling”
Created exclusively by Derrick Turner at Harding’s NYC, this cocktail pays homage to Drake’s ‘Hot Line Bing’ nomination, serve this delicious cocktail to all the Drake fan’s in the house…

2 oz. 1800® Añejo
1/4 oz. lemon
1/2 nectarine puree
1/2 oz. agave
3/4 oz. Italian bitter liqueurDirections: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Stir for 10 seconds. Double strain into martini glass and garnish with grapefruit peel.

Credit: 1800 Tequila
Credit: 1800 Tequila
“Sorry Not Sorry”
Created exclusively by Derrick Turner at Harding’s NYC, this cocktail was inspired by Justin Biebers hit song and video of the year, “Sorry” – guests will love this cocktail as it’s perfectly balanced with a variety of flavors that will hit every taste bud in your mouth! 

2 oz. 1800® Reposado
3 oz. strawberry shrub**
1/4 oz. lemonDirections: Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake and strain in martini coupe. Garnish with lemon peel.  Add ingredients into mixing bowl, mix and let sit for an hour before creating cocktail.
**Strawberry shrub = 1/3 oz. sugar, 1/3 oz. white wine vinegar, 1/3 oz. muddled strawberries