Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tonight is the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. Many hot topics are on the ticket, and tempers are sure to run hot. Our Yumologists suggest you cool things off and unite the parties with one of these politically inspired cocktails.

The Filibuster

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz pure maple syrup
Dash of Angostura bitters
1 large egg white
1 lemon twist
1 1/2 oz rye whiskey

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with all of the ingredients except the ice and twist. Shake.
  • Add ice then shake again.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass and add the twist.

The American Flag

1 part creme de cacao white
1 part curaçao blue
1 part grenadine

  • This is a layered shot with the end result being layers of red, white and blue.
  • Fill the shot 1/3 of the way with grenadine on the bottom.
  • Use a spoon to spoon in the layer of white creme de cacao.
  • Then use a spoon to layer in the blue curaçao.

The Lady Liberty Cocktail

1 1/2 oz of apple brandy
1/4 oz of light rum
1/4 tsp of sugar syrup

  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir. Strain and serve.

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