Toast to the Tonys With These Libations Inspired By 2024 Tony-Nominated Shows | Playbill

Tony Awards Toast to the Tonys With These Libations Inspired By 2024 Tony-Nominated Shows

Sweet Hospitality Group has created three inventive cocktails and one mocktail inspired by some of this season's best. Get the recipes here!

The Great American Bitch cocktail inspired by Suffs Photographed by Peej Mele & Sweet Hospitality Group

Get ready to be the toast of the town! The 77th Annual Tony Awards are Sunday, June 16 and Playbill is here to help you with your watch party. Playbill has partnered with Sweet Hospitality Group once again to bring you four unique drinks—including non-alcoholic alternatives—inspired by a few of this season’s Tony-nominated shows. Whether you are hosting an intimate gathering or a big bash for your Tonys watch party, serving up SHG’s Broadway-in-a-glass creations is sure to make your evening a showstopper.

Sweet Hospitality Group is a leading provider of theatrical concessions and catering in New York City. With almost four decades of experience, SHG invented the modern Broadway souvenir show cup and signature show cocktails. Learn how SHG got their start and how they create custom Broadway cocktails here.

Without further ado, here are SHG's custom 2024 Tonys drink recipes for you to try at home!

The On the Rise cocktail inspired by Stereophonic Photographed by Peej Mele & Sweet Hospitality Group


Inspired by Stereophonic

This sunset cocktail is perfect for long studio sessions and is sure to top your chart. Nothing beats the vibe of tequila mixed with the sweet and tart combo of orange, lemon, and pomegranate. And if rocking in the fast lane is not your jam, just skip the tequila and triple sec, and use seltzer instead.

  • 2 oz Milagro Tequila
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Pomegranate Syrup

Add tequila, orange juice, triple sec, and lemon juice to a rocks glass full of ice. Stir until chilled. Float pomegranate syrup on top and allow to drop.

The Republic Cafe cocktail inspired by Prayer for the French Republic Photographed by Peej Mele & Sweet Hospitality Group


Inspired by Prayer for the French Republic

Just as Elodie sat over a drink and monologued about the world around her, so too can you. This cocktail starts with comforting cognac and finishes with a hit of sweet almond and, most importantly, caffeine. It will get you started and keep you going for Sunday's 4.5 hours worth of Tonys broadcasts. And if the only coffee liqueur you know is Kahlua, give Mr. Black a try; its authentic coffee flavor is truly unmatched.

  • 2 oz Cognac (we recommend Maison Rouge)
  • 1 oz Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • 1/2 oz Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Orgeat
  • Two Dashes Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled and serve straight up in a brandy snifter.

The Great American Bitch cocktail inspired by Suffs Photographed by Peej Mele & Sweet Hospitality Group


Inspired by Suffs

Why be a Pink Lady when you can be a Great American Bitch? Just as Alice Paul riffed on those who came before her, this spin on the classic pink drink swaps applejack and grenadine for crème de VOTE (ahem, we mean violette) and Vermouth Bianco. Compared to the old recipe, not only is it is suffragist purple. Not even President Wilson could say no!

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Vermouth Bianco
  • 1/2 oz Crème de Violette
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into martini glass or coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The non-alcoholic sparkling raspberry lemonade inspired by Doubt Photographed by Peej Mele & Sweet Hospitality Group


Inspired by Doubt

This season's revival of Doubt was extraordinary, but no one can deny that it was also a heavy-hitter. For times when you want to keep things light, SHG recommends this zero-alcohol mocktail. This punch was one of the biggest hits during Doubt's run at the Todd Haimes Theatre and we hope you love it too!

  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2-3 Raspberries
  • 2 Sprigs of Mint
  • 8 oz seltzer

In a rocks glass, muddle the raspberries and mint until fragrant. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice. Top with seltzer and stir to combine. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Dive into even more of SHG's original drink recipes at

The 77th Annual Tony Awards is set for June 16 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. The evening will kick off with The Tony Awards: Act One, streaming for free on Pluto TV. The 90-minute pre-show of live and exclusive content will kick at 6:30 ET and will be be hosted by Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar. The 77th Annual Tony Awards will follow beginning at 8 PM ET, broadcasting live on CBS (check local listings) and streaming live (for premium-level subscribers) via Paramount+. All Paramount+ subscribers will have on demand access to the broadcast beginning June 17. Stage and screen star Ariana DeBosewill be back for the third consecutive year to host.

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