September 26, 2008

Some Presidential Cocktails for this weekend

Last October I reported about some signature politico cocktails that were debuting in various bars across the country, welp, it just got a hell of a lot more interesting (and sloppy drunk).

Why don't you try out a....

Obama Mama
1 1/2 oz. pineapple-infused vodka
1/2 oz. blue curaçao
Club soda

Serve over ice in a double rocks glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with pineapple wedge, rind on.

A Drink to Nowhere (Gravina Island Iced Tea)
2 oz. Absolut 100 vodka
2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
2 oz. Grand Marnier Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire liquor
2 oz. Bacardi 151 rum
2 oz. Patrón tequila
Splash raw lemon juice
Splash simple syrup

Add all ingredients in a pint glass, add ice, and top with a splash of coke (if there is room).

Cosmo-Politician (perhaps for independents)
2 parts Svedka Clementine vodka
1/2 part orange juice
1 tsp sour mix (or marmalade)

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake for five seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Cuppa Joe Biden
1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Baileys
1 oz. Irish whiskey
6 oz. hot coffee
Whipped cream

Combine first four ingredients. Pour into a brown-sugar-rimmed glass and top with whipped cream.

Baked Alaska
1 1/2 oz. Don Julio Reposado tequila
3/4 oz. Godiva Caramel liqueur
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 oz. Bacardi 151 rum

Mix first three ingredients in a blender or milk-shake machine. Pour into a tall glass. Float rum on top and light on fire.

Which one floats your boat??

(drink recipes compliments of Vanity Fair)

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The Dutchess of Kickball said...

ooh, that Baked Alaska sounds divine.

Laurie said...

Great list! I love that you situated yourself right between Obama and Matt Lauer:)

Kristy said...

Obama-mama sounds delicious!!!

brookem said...

haha! i recognize those SATC characters anywhere! love how you included matt lauer. ha!

now THIS is the kind of political talk i can get down with!

cuppa joe biden sounds like a nice warm fall treat. cosmo politician sounds fabulous. and a drink to nowhere scares me!

Katelin said...

i am all for that obama mama, i love blue drinks, i can't help it. haha.

R said...

Julie Q, you kill me. I heart your photo shop skillz.

Susie said...

hahaha omg to that it!! Cuuuute cocktail ideas...throw in some political cupcakes and you're good to go!

transienttravels said...

that picture is awesome!