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.
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.