Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What To Drink on Election Night...

In case you were wondering how to celebrate on Election Day, you can check out ExtraTV.com's Luxaholics for 4 cocktails from La-La-Land.

Extra asked yours truly to create two Election Cocktails - one for each camp (featured below). I started with the classic Aviation as inspiration as my hope is that our new leader will help us soar into smoother sailing with regard to both the economy and our global relationships. I added a splash of champange to both of my drinks because, frankly, as far as I'm concerned, there is no celebration without a little bubbly.

The election cocktail feature also presents 2 drinks from my fellow cocktail-lover, Marcos Tello, who is the resident mixologist at downtown's swanky speakeasy-style joint, The Edison. Luxaholics even suggests some liquorless celebrating by plugging "Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be," due in December. (Thank you, Luxaholics!)

Either way the election goes, you will have something to tickle your tastebuds... not to mention, we are all campaigning to bring Los Angeles Mixology into the libational spotlight, one fine drink at a time.

The Aviator of Hope (Obama)
1 1/2 ounces of gin
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
1/2 ounce blueberry pomegranate juice

1/2 ounce lemon juice
6 - 8 blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)

splash of champagne

Muddle 4 blueberries in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add maraschino liqueur, gin and juices. Shake well, with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with a splash of champagne.

The Red Baron (McCain)
1 1/2 ounces of tequila
3/4 ounce Cherry Heering liqueur
3/4 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce agave nectar

splash of champagne

Pour tequila, Cherry Heering, juices and agave nectar into a mixing glass. Shake well, with ice. Strain into a martini glass and top with a splash of champagne.

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