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Colleen Graham

2012 Election Cocktails

By October 28, 2012

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Thank goodness the election is almost here. Frankly, I am very tired of hearing about it and am ready for it to be over and will say no more about it other than to pass on the more original (and bi-partisan) cocktail recipes I've received lately. Don't forget to vote (it is important), though do me a favor and do not turn this post into a political debate, just have fun with the drinks and take the debate elsewhere. Cheers!

If you need a stiff drink to get through the next week of political ads, here you go...

Politically Correct Martini Cocktail
Politically Correct Martini

Politically Correct Martini (P.C. Martini) - One of the specialty cocktails that will be available for an election night viewing party at Haven Rooftop in the Sanctuary Hotel, New York City.


Pour into Martini glass. Pour 1/2 Tbsp. almond flavored liqueur so that it sinks to the bottom. Lightly pour 1/2 Tbsp. Blue Curacao along rim of glass, so that it floats on top to create red, white, and blue layers.The Constitution - This drink and a few other election cocktails can be found at Hudson in NYC.

Shaken with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.

Effen People's Choice - From Effen Vodka, I like how the Aperol works in this one, great for any occasion.
Shake strain all but Champagne, over a small scoop of ice into a wine glass with Champagne.
Across the Aisle Cocktail
Across the Aisle

Across the Aisle - A take on the Old-fashioned, this one can be found at Renaissance Hotels throughout the U.S.

Place the bitters-soaked sugar cube at the bottom of a rocks glass with the lemon peel and muddle with a splash of club soda (1/4 oz) to release lemon oils and dissolve sugar. Add Hum Spirit and bourbon, fill up with ice, stir well and serve with a float of champagne. Garnish with orange slice and Luxardo Maraschino cherries.

Here are more cocktails from the 2008 election...

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