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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8 comments:

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 photo...love it!! Cuuuute cocktail ideas...throw in some political cupcakes and you're good to go!

transienttravels said...

that picture is awesome!