Bronwyn Barnes
September 21, 2013 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Nominees like Julie Bowen, Tony Goldwyn, and Anna Chlumsky started warming up for Sunday at Entertainment Weekly‘s pre-Emmy bash in L.A. last night.

“We have a routine,” Gail Simmons told EW of her Emmy night plans with Top Chef co-stars Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colocchio, insisting that the trio will keep their spirits up even if they don’t get the trophy for Best Reality-Competition Program. “We party whether we win or lose!”

Speaking of spirits, we’ve rounded up five cocktails to help you kick off your Emmy celebration.

Click on to learn how to mix up libations inspired by Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Girls, Scandal, and Downton Abbey.

Game of Thrones Red Wedding Spiked Punch


• 1 1⁄2 oz. Hornitos Plata tequila

• 1⁄2 oz. honey syrup

• 1 slice fresh ginger

• 4 oz. Pinot Noir or Merlot

• cinnamon and grated nutmeg to garnish

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir until combined. Pour over ice into a goblet or double old fashioned glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.

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