Tuesday, November 3rd marks one of the most anticipated nights in election history. I have never consumed more political content in my life. Information (accurate or otherwise) is so readily available and shareable. And a global pandemic shutting down damn near everything really left news outlets with little else to cover besides politics. It's been EXHAUSTING. With days left until this election cycle is over, and my vote cast, it's time to start drinking and let the chips fall where they may.

Here are 5 election themed cocktails to numb the pain or enhance the joy Tuesday night:

Boozy Biden Blue:
1.5 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
.5 oz mezcal
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.75 oz blueberry syrup*
1 egg white
Shake and strain, serve up, express lemon peel over the cocktail
*1 part POM blueberry juice, 1 part granulated sugar. Simmer together until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate and keep for 30 days

Ruby Republican Red:
1.5 oz Noble Oak bourbon
.75 oz Italian bitter (Campari)
.75 oz raspberry syrup**
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake and strain over ice, serve in a Collins with mint sprig and orange peel garnish
**1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup fresh raspberries. Bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved and let sit for 24 hours. Strain raspberries out and refrigerate. Good for 30 days.

Campaign Cure Cider:
1.5 oz Noble Oak Rye
.5 oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
2 oz hot apple cider
.5 oz honey syrup***
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Mix ingredients together and bring to a simmer.  Serve in mug and grate nutmeg over the top
***2 parts honey, 1 part water to make syrup

Long Night Long Drink
1.5 oz Gin
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Agave
5 oz Q Mixers Tonic
Garnish – mint sprig & lemon wheel
Shake first 3 ingredients & strain into ice filled highball glass, top with Q Mixers Tonic.

Swing State Spritz
1.5 oz Dry Vermouth
5 oz Q Mixers Tonic
3 oz Sparkling Wine
Garnish – mint sprig & lemon wheel
Build drink in a large wine glass over ice.

If none of these do the trick, just go to bed. Whether you're awake or not, election night will happen. No use stressing yourself.


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