Posted: Nov 06, 2012 7:00 AM
 
Election Day is here! On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Americans will head to the polls in the morning and gather around the TV in the evening to witness the official pronouncement of our 45th President of the United States. After you rock the vote, rock the drink at home with a festive cocktail party for all political parties. Consider one of these Election-Day themed martinis.
El PResidente

El Presidente

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Shellback Silver Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Orange Curacao
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

  1. Stir ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
CosmObama

CosmObama

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Blue Ice American Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao
  • 3/4 ounce white cranberry juice
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Directions:

  1. Shake ingredients together in a cocktail mixer.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice.

Obama'rita

Obama'rita

Known to order matching margaritas, this recipe captures The First Couple's commitment to health-smart food choices and his Hawaiian origins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Patron Tequila
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Polar Raspberry-Lime Seltzer
  • Fresh pineapple, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, other than the seltzer, in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, until it shows condensation.
  3. Pour into glass.
  4. Top with Polar Seltzer.
  5. Garnish with skewered pineapple.

Mint Romney

Mint Romney

Ingredients:

  • Splash of cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Polar Mint Chocolate Seltzer
  • Sprig of mint, as garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker combine the cream and the chocolate syrup with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, and then pour into a glass.
  3. Top generously with Polar Mint Chocolate Seltzer.
  4. Stir gently.
  5. Garnish with mint.

The Lobbyist Martini

The Lobbyist Martini

With equal parts of everything and filled with some air (as in bubbles) this is the perfect drink for making your pitch.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces gin
  • 1-1/2 ounces vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash lemon bitters
  • Polar Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer

Directions:

  1. Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Top with Polar Seltzer

Green Party Peace-tini

Green Party Peace-tini

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce sour apple liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 2 ounces lime juice

Directions:

  1. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to blend and chill.
  3. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a fan of thinly-sliced green apples.


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