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5 Cocktails to Get You Through Election Day

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It’s been a long and grueling election season. And no matter where your allegiance lies, it’s likely to be a stressful day. I don’t want to get into any long debates about who to vote for. My feelings are strong (#imwithher) but you may have different strong feelings or conflicted feelings and that is your right in a democracy. Regardless, these 5 cocktails can help you get through the final hours of this historic election.

The Brooklyn Cocktail. A less-sweet variation of the Manhattan with rye whiskey, dry vermouth, Ramazotti amaro, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters. One of my favorite cocktails ever.

1. The Brooklyn. A less-sweet variation on the Manhattan with rye, Ramazzotti, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters. Fitting in an election where both presidential candidates are headquartered in New York.

Smoked Barrel-Aged Negroni (no barrel required). A classic Negroni cocktail gets instantly infused with smoky applewood in an ISI cream whipper. Science! From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious |

2. Smoked Barrel-Aged Negroni. A traditional Negroni with gin, Campari, and Punt e Mes sweet vermouth gets infused with smoky wood chips in an iSi cream whipper. Takes on a lovely smoky, barrel-aged flavor instantly and without the need for a barrel. Fitting for an election that’s often been compared to a dumpster fire.

The Bitter Giuseppe a cocktail with cynar and sweet vermouth. A good introduction to Italian amari and a delicious aperitivo. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

3. Bitter Giuseppe. A low-alcohol cocktail with bitter, artichoke-based Cynar and sweet vermouth. Good if you’re going to be drinking long into the night. Or if you’re feeling bitter about the returns.

The Perfect Pear Cocktail. A lovely sipper for your autumn happy hours. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious

4. The Perfect Pear. A citrusy cocktail with pear brandy. Perfect for pairing with your election viewing party. (Groan….) But seriously, it tastes like fresh pears and is delightful and autumnal.

Cinco de Cuatro Margarita. A four-ingredient cocktail with Corralejo tequila, Aperol, elderflower liqueur, and lime. (Especially for fans of Arrested Development.) Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious |

5. Cinco de Cuatro Margarita (aka The Bad Hombre). A four-ingredient margarita with tequila, Aperol, elderflower liqueur and lime juice inspired by Arrested Development and the non-Spanish-understanding Bluths. Seems appropriate in an election in which one candidate has focused his entire campaign on building a wall to keep Mexicans out.

The Expat Cocktail. A twist on the Americano with Gran Classico and Carpano Dry Vermouth. Light, sparkling, bitter, refreshing. A perfect aperitivo. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious |

Bonus. The Expat. If things don’t go your way, this cocktail with Gran Classico and Carpano dry vermouth and fizzy water will keep you company.

Go vote. Toast democracy. Cheers!

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