Cocktails for the 2020 Presidential Election

Here are some of the best presidential cocktails to ease your election anxiety. Photo of Red, White & Blue Shooter courtesy of The Spruce Eats.

Maddy Bartsche  
Contributing Writer 

After this election, one thing is certain, we could all use a drink. Regardless of who wins, these presidential cocktails should put you in the right mood.

Running Mate Mule Red

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 5 oz Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer

Instructions:

Build drink in a mule mug—stir and serve.

Running Mate Mule Blue

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Blue Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 5 oz Q Mixers Ginger Beer

Instructions:

Build drink in a mule mug—stir and serve.

Red, White, and Blue Shooter

Perfectly, patriotic, this shooter will show off your bartender skills.

  • Grenadine
  • Crème de cacao (or peach schnapps)
  • Blue curaçao

Instructions:

Create stripes in the glass by layering the drinks.

Abraham Lincoln’s Cucumber Stiletto Mocktail

Honest Abe’s mocktail is the perfect non-alcoholic beverage for those just looking for a relaxing night.

  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 thin cucumber slices
  • Soda Water

Instructions:

Place the mint, cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup and a splash of soda water in the cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain over ice and top with soda water.

American Dream

This festival cocktail will take the edge off of election night.

  • Pomegranate liqueur
  • Black cherry rum
  • Pomegranate-cherry juice

Instructions:

Mix together, stir, and serve.

Whatever the outcome of the elections may be, cheers to American democracy.

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