Friday, September 21, 2007

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere- Rock the Vote Edition

The Washington Post this week had a story about the Lotus Lounge and their Pick the Potus at Lotus" promotion. From the article "So you want to support your presidential candidate. And, let's be honest, you wouldn't mind tossing back a few in the process. Perfect. You can do both at downtown Washington's Lotus Lounge, which is running a "Pick the POTUS at Lotus" promotion (POTUS, of course, stands for president of the United States). The contest lets patrons "vote" by ordering one of 17 drinks named after the candidates."

You can read the bar's rationale for each of the cocktails in the article, but below I compiled the recipes. For purely political purposes, of course.

The Joe Biden

1 1⁄2 oz. Hendrick's Gin
3⁄4 oz. Dry Vermouth

Stir Vermouth and Hendrick's Gin over ice cubes in mixing glass. Strain into martini glass. Serve with cucumber slice.

The Brownback Special (Sam Brownback)
Chocolate Martini Recipe
2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Creme de Cacao

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice then pour into martini glass.

The Hillartini

1 oz vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz Rose's® lime juice
1/2 oz cranberry juice

Shake vodka, triple sec, lime and cranberry juice vigorously in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge on the rim, and serve.

Milk Dodd -Chris Dodd
brandy, dark creme de cacao, half-and-half, nutmeg

Johnny Rocket -Future President Edwards
Southern Comfort, Grand Marnier, cranberry juice.

The Giuliani
Apple martini
1 part Absolut® vodka
1 part DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 part apple juice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass.

The Gravel
Hennessey and Coke

I Heart Huckabee
Bloody Mary
1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vodka
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Tabasco to taste
1 celery stick for garnish
1 lemon wedge for garnish

Combine the vodka, the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the Worcestershire sauce, the Tabasco, 1 cup ice cubes, and salt and pepper to taste, shake the mixture well, and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish the Bloody Mary with the celery stick and the lemon wedge

The Hunter -Duncan Hunter
vodka on the rocks with tonic

The Impeachment -Dennis Kucinich
peach- and orange-flavored Stoli with a splash of orange juice

Raising Arizona -John McCain
Martini (Traditional 2-to-1)

* 1 1/2 oz Gin
* 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
* 1 Olive
Stir gin and vermouth over ice cubes in a mixing glass. Strain into a cocktail glass, add the olive, and serve.

The Obama-rama
Grey Goose orange-flavored vodka, Malibu rum and orange cranberry and pineapple juices

The Ron Paul
Texas Tea
2 oz tequila
2 oz rum
2 oz vodka
2 oz gin
2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 oz triple sec
2 oz sweet and sour mix

Fill a 1 gallon pitcher with ice. Add all the ingredients except the coca-cola. Stir, then add the coca-cola and stir again. Pour into your favorite glass with ice and enjoy.

The Bill-rita- Bill Richardson
Cucumber Margarita
12 slices fresh cucumber
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 ounces (1/2 cup) Cointreau
6 ounces (3/4 cup) tequila reposado
6 cups ice
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
Lime slices

Combine cucumber and next 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
Pour into glasses. Top each serving with a tablespoon of Grand Marnier, and garnish with lime.

The Romney -(Mitt doesn't drink-He's a Mormon after all)
pineapple juice, cranberry juice and soda
*can add a shot of vodka if customer wants alcohol

The Tanq-redo- Tom Tancredo
Tanqueray (gin) and tonic

Law & Order -Freddie Thompson
Jack Daniels and Coke

Exercise your constitutional right- rock the vote. Bottoms up

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