'The Voice' Judges-Inspired Cocktails

With season 5 of “The Voice” coming back to TV, we’re super pumped to watch this year’s crop of vocal talent, and see which coach’s team makes it to victory.


The new season starts Sept. 23, and will feature all four original coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. Aside from playing judge at home in our comfy chairs, we want to celebrate the fifth season of the show the best way we know how – with some themed cocktails, naturally.

If you’re hosting a premiere watch party, or just enjoying the entertainment at home, make some of these delicious drinks to partake in all of the fun.

 

Cee Lo Green Apple Martini

After a brief hiatus to go on tour, Cee Lo is back for another season. Although we’re not sure what animal he’ll have with him this time (Purrfect the cat and Lady the cockatoo will be hard to beat), we do know he’ll bring his signature smooth voice and suave personality back to the judge’s chair. And an apple martini is just sweet and sophisticated enough for the Gnarls Barkley alum.

 

 

Ingredients
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Green apple schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Apple juice (or lemonade)
  • Apple slice for garnish
Directions

Fill cocktail shaker with ice, and mix all of the ingredients in the shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with apple slice (optional).

 

Sweet Southern Shelton

Country crooner Blake Shelton hasn’t been shy about his love affair with alcohol (he even has a hit single titled “Drink on It”), so what better way to cheer him on than with a stiff drink? This Sweet Southern Shelton is sweet, but a little rough and smoky around the edges – just like Blake.

 

Image via Whiskey Goldmine

 

Ingredients
  • 1/2 ounce pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 1/2 ounces club soda
  • Orange peel
Directions

Add maple syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, and bourbon to a cocktail glass. Stir well, then add with club soda. Top with ice.

Makes: 1 Drink

 

XXX-Tina

Christina Aguilera is bringing back her signature sexiness and sass to the judge’s chair, and she's sure to make some flirty comments as the only woman in an all-boys club. To honor Miss Christina's diva status and girlie style, make this XXX-Tina for a fun and flirty drink that’s sweet to sip on.

 

Image via iStock

 

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz peach schnapps
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Orange wedge
Directions

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into glass, and garnish with a cherry and orange wedge.

Makes: 1 Drink

 

Maroon Swoon

Who doesn’t love Adam Levine? He’s friendly, sexy and super adorable on camera. With his signature uniform of a T-shirt and jeans, the Maroon 5 frontman looks like he enjoys sipping whiskey on the rocks. But to jazz up the drink – and to pay homage to Adam’s diverse and unexpected vocal range – we’ve created a whiskey cocktail that makes us swoon like he does. (Plus, it’s a pretty maroon color).

 

Image via Liquor.com

 

Ingredients
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 tsp grenadine
  • 1 tsp crème de cassis
  • 2 oz ginger ale
  • Maraschino cherry
Directions

Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Strain in a cocktail glass filled with ice, and garnish with cherry.

Makes: 1 Drink

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