The 14th annual Latin Grammys will take place tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In attendance will be nominees and musicians spanning the Latin music scene, among them Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Gaby Moreno and Carlos Vives.
Helping them celebrate will be Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2013 and master mixologist, David Rios, who’ll be serving cocktails created exclusively for the Diageo contest and the Latin Grammys.
We sat down with Rios and asked him about his inspiration for the drinks, as well as what makes a perfect cocktail and what every at-home bar must include. Here are his answers, plus the recipe for the cocktail your favorite stars will be drinking at tonight’s event.