Jay Z’s Cocktail Is Worthy of a ‘Gold Sippy Cup’

01/27/2014 at 11:13 AM ET

Jay Z Super Bowl Cocktail Recipe
Courtesy World Red Eye

When Jay Z won a Grammy Sunday night for best rap/sung collaboration, he held the award aloft and joked, “I want to tell Blue, ‘Daddy’s got a gold sippy cup for you.'”

If 2-year-old Blue Ivy is good at sharing, Daddy just found the perfect drinking goblet for his custom cocktail, The Code. It’s what he’ll be serving at any Super Bowl party this weekend.

Made with D’USSÉ cognac (a liqueur that Jay Z promotes), Amaretto, pineapple juice and bitters, The Code is the rapper’s go-to cocktail when he relaxes after a gig on his Magna Carter Tour. It’s also on the menu at the 40/40 Club, his New York-area lounges in Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Take a cue from Jay Z and add it to your Super Bowl party menu: It’s easy to make at home, and you can prepare batches of it ahead of the kickoff. We have a feeling it’ll go great with any game-day snacks, like piled-high nachos or bacon-wrapped anything.

The hip hop mogul has been focusing on food and drink lately. In December, he and wife Beyoncé went on a vegan diet for 22 days; hopefully, the food plan allowed them to wash down all the kale they ate with this drink!

The Code
Makes 1

1½ parts cognac (D’USSÉ)
1 part Amaretto
2 parts fresh pineapple juice
Dash Angostura aromatic bitters

Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Jay Z Super Bowl Cocktail Recipe
Courtesy D’USSE

—Nancy Mattia

FILED UNDER: Cocktails , Food , Jay Z , Recipes , Super Bowl

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candy on

Disrespectful saying his kid can drink out of the Grammy Award. A LOT of people hold that award with some prestige. I guess him and his over processed wife think they how the music industry? Yah, go away Jay z and Beyoncé, I sure wouldn’t miss you.

Sandra on

@Candy, maybe you should pick up this drink and put that cup of piss and vinegar down.

Just My Opinion on

I don’t understand all the hate towards The Carters, why? You don’t know them personally, what have they done to you? I can see you not liking their music, and that’s ok. Taylor Swift isn’t my thing either, but I don’t make personal attacks on people I don’t know. I chose not to listen or buy her music or attend their concerts.

SMH on

Oh hush, “Candy”, with your uptight BS. Cant you take a joke? Please, go back to whatever condescending part of the country you came from, and let people who have work their @$$ celebrate as they wish.

Anonymous on

Please take your wife and go away…you will never be classy! Just temporary…and low lifes

Yolanda on

I hope he chokes on it! This couple make me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are ghetto trash that got lucky. Sick.

Wow, SMH and Sandra must be fans of these idiots if they are defending them. They are lucky project rats

candy on

Couldn’t care less what you say..They are pretentious snots who think they rule the music universe and I cannot stand them. I can have my own opinion, it is my right as it is yours. So move along now bullies. “Let other people who work their @$$ off celebrate as they wish” What does that even mean?! Beyoncé slutting around all over the stage, that didn’t even make any sense regarding the song? You can like them all you want, I have just as much right NOT to? K? TyVm.

Jane on

I agree with Candy. Some people are very proud to have that award and Jay-Z makes it into a sippy cup for his kid is not cool. Its like Oh, I won an Oscar…that will make a good hood ornament.

I think Sandra should calm down..haha…and I have no disrespect for the Carters…just disrespect at the lack of respect Jay Z shows.


What he said about the gold sippy cup was so disrespectfu! A lot of hard working musicians never get the honor of a Grammy so what he said is just not right. He and Queen B just need to go away already, they’re becoming trash just like their close friends Kim and Kanye.

Michelle on

When you don’t like someone, I guess it is easy to pick apart anything that they say. I believe JayZ was just trying to put a bit of charm and humor into speech when he accepted his Grammy. The comments on here are full on CRAZY..

tee on

Good Good!! lol Let them live & be happy ppl!! Damn! They both have gave us many great songs in the past. Just waiting for us to play during life’s situations. So let them surfboard, watermelon, stumble all through the night!

It takes way more energy to hate & be jealous. For once, Try being happy for ppl.. Its a good feeling! Good Good!

Nunya on

If you knew anything about Jay Z and his feelings towards the grammy’s you would know why he said that. Plus the grammy’s don’t really give a care about Hip Hop at all. They don’t even give out most of their awards on TV. Why fully respect something that could give two s— about what you do

Anonymous on

Ppl you got to be kidding me right! RELAX ppl life to short to take it so serious…..

Hazel on

J’Z and his lovely wife B have paid the cost to be the boss. Usually it’s people that’s full of jealousy and bitterness who can’t give people a compliment. If J want to use that cup for Blue to potty train with that’s his business. There will always be haters who put down those who keep working so they won’t end up in poverty. What have you done lately with your gifts and talents that the world can recognize you for. Jealousy will not change their fortune. Thanks for promoting them to keep up the good work!!!! PEACE….


I don”t need Jay Z to invent cocktails for me. Wonder where he got the recipe. Probably started drinking after seeing beyonce without all the makeup.

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