Vote For The Cocktail Party: 5 Election-Themed Drinks

In hopes that my absentee ballot actually made it to California (yes, I've lived in NYC for 7 years and I still don't have a NY State license), the night has finally arrived to discover which candidate will definitely be going grey first. Cheers to this "nasty" election finally being over - I'm done and officially voting for The Cocktail Party.


The Donald

2 oz. Vodka
.5 oz. Goldschlager Gold-Leaf Cinnamon Schnapps
Orange Juice

Garnish: Orange wheel and cotton candy

Pour vodka and Goldschlager into an ice-filled Collins glass and top with the orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and big puff of cotton candy.

True Blue Mule

1.5 oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
.75 oz. Blueberry Real Infused Syrup
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Half Lime

In a cocktail shaker, squeeze a half of a lime into a glass and drop lime into glass. Add the Reàl Infused Syrup and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Add the ginger beer and roll contents. Pour into a copper mug.


2 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Grenadine
.5 oz Simple Syrup
4 Fresh Blackberries

Garnish: Blackberry

Muddle berries, add ice, add remaining ingredients. Stir and pour over ice.

The Hillary

2.5 oz. Gin
1.5 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Peach Liqueur
.5 oz Honey Syrup
Soda Water

Garnish: Lemon Wheel

Pour all of the ingredients except the soda water into an ice-filled Collins glass, stir, and top with the soda water. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

*Honey syrup: Heat equal parts honey and water in a small saucepan, and stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Cool and store refrigerated for up to 1 week.

El Presidente

1½ oz. rich white rum
1½ oz. Dolin Vermouth Blanc (Martini & Rossi) or Cinzano Bianco are fine substitutes)
1 barspoon orange Curaçao or Grand Marnier
½ barspoon real grenadine

Garnish: Maraschino Cherry (optional)

Stir ingredients well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled glass. Twist a swatch of thinly cut orange peel over the top and drop in or discard. Garnish, if desired, with a cherry.

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