Monday, November 7, 2016

Election Day Drinking

If you didn't start drinking during this election season, you weren't paying attention.  Here's 4 recipes to get you through tomorrow night.  But be sure to finish the night with champagne when we elect the 45th President of the United States!  Recipes from  Is it wrong that I like the Donald one the best?  But I'm sure to take in a Hillary or two.

The Donald
Tall and golden like a gilded casino tower, this choice is anything but subtle.
  • 2 oz vodka 
  • .5 oz Goldschläger gold-leaf cinnamon schnapps 
  • Orange juice 
  • Garnish: Orange wheel and cotton candy 
Pour the vodka and Goldschläger into an ice-filled Collins glass, and top with the orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and big puff of cotton candy.

The Mike Pence 
With a strong tea (party) base and a deep red color, it’s the (side)kick you need to start your night.
  • 1 bag hibiscus tea (such as Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger) 
  • 2 oz bourbon Club soda 
  • Garnish: Cherries 
Prepare the tea according to package instructions and let cool. Pour the prepared tea and bourbon into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with a splash of club soda, and garnish with cherries.

The Hillary 
A riff on the classic Democrat cocktail, this option’s a little stiffer than the one you might ordinarily choose.
  • 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.

The Tim Kaine 
Even though it may not be the most exciting cocktail, pretty much everyone loves this super sweet “dad drink.”
  • 1 oz Silver Fox Virginia rum 
  • Cola 
  • Garnish: Apple fan 
Pour the rum into an ice-filled Collins glass, and top with cola. Garnish with an apple fan, and serve with a big smile.

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