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The Video Music Awards

The eating starts as the music stops

MTV has become a hub of all things pop culture: movies, reality TV, fashion and politics. But the Video Music Awards remain their most popular, showy and fun broadcast all year. In 2013, celebrities will crash Brooklyn, New York, to see who wins best singer, best performance and, of course, the best video of the year. After that, everyone goes out and parties!

Orange martini

Can't make the VMAs? You can make the VMAs at home!

Neon orange martini recipe

While not an official cocktail at any of the soirees that we know of, this little beauty was pictured alongside a number of music's elite.

Yields 1 martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 splash lemon-lime soda
  • Sour mix to taste

Directions:

  1. Shake together the gin, vermouth, and campari.
  2. Pour into a martini glass and add the soda.
  3. Slowly pour in the sour mix until the martini has a bright orange color.

SunDrop citrus cocktail recipe

A Bacardi classic from In Touch's Idols & Icons bash.

Yields 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Bacardi limon or 151
  • 7 ounces SunDrop soda

Directions:

  1. Pour the Bacardi into the glass and then pour in the soda.
  2. Serve.

Mini cheeseburger recipe

What else do you feed A-listers?

Yields 8 sliders

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground brisket
  • 1/2 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces Gruyere cheese
  • 8 tablespoons chipotle mayonnaise
  • 8 slider buns

Directions:

  1. About 20 minutes before cooking, set the beef out to take off the chill and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the two meats together and form eight identical patties.
  3. Sprinkle each heavily with salt and pepper on both sides of the patty.
  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  5. Saute the burgers on one side and flip.
  6. Add the cheese to the burger and cook another minute.
  7. Put the entire skillet in the oven and let the burgers cook for 6 minutes or until all pink is gone from the middle of the burger.
  8. While the burgers are cooking, spread one ounce of mayo on each bun.
  9. When the burgers are finished, put a patty on each bun and serve.

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