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.


POTUS Punch

  • 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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