Okay, so these were technically made for the debates, but I’d say these candidate-inspired cocktails will be great all the way through November 8th.
Take a look at the drinks that Liquor.com (I didn’t even know that website existed… shame on me!) and theSkimm chose to represent each candidate, and then have a great time drinking every time one of your old high school classmates decides to voice his/her unwanted opinion on social media! Also – please drink responsibly.
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
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.
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
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.