Election Night Cocktails 2016 🇺🇸🍹🇺🇸

No matter which candidate you vote for this year, you’re probably going to want a cocktail in your hand while watching the election results trickle in on Tuesday night.

Laura and our good friend Tonya tested and tweaked several recipes over the last couple of weeks so that you don’t have to. (Tough job, I know- but they were real troopers.)

I’m a craft beer fan (can’t stand liquor,) so MY job was to photograph the winners.

We’re proud to present the following tasty cocktails for your Election Night drinking pleasure. Enjoy!!!

(Please note: These drinks are marked classified and should be mixed by your own personal server)

Blackberry Mule

detail of a blackberry mule craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)blackberry mule craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)

Ingredients (serves 8):

  • 1/2 pint fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 bunch (1.5 oz) fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 8 limes, juiced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 (16.9 oz) bottles Fever Tree Ginger Beer


  1. Muddle blackberries and mint in a large container
  2. Mix in vodka and lime juice
  3. Add ginger beer and gently stir
  4. Serve over ice, garnish with blackberry and mint sprig

Politically-motivated cocktail names, if you so desire:  Madam President, Ms. Nasty,  The Blue Donkey, Democratic Mule, True Blue Mule, The Muddled Putin

Bourbon Apple Pie

detail of bourbon apple pie craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)cinnamon sticks ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)detail of bourbon apple pie craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 oz. apple juice
  • topped with Fever Tree Ginger Beer
  • 1 apple slice (use a mandolin slicer for thinner slices)
  • ground cinnamon


  1. In a glass with ice, stir bourbon, ginger and apple juice
  2. Top with ginger beer
  3. Garnish with apple slice, dusted with cinnamon

Politically-motivated cocktail names, if you so desire:  Appleogize, Appolegize, Apple-jize, (Trump’s pronunciation of apologize during debate- SNL skit), The Battleground, Fall Means This Election Is Finally Over

Blueberry Basil Margarita

blueberry basil margarita ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)detail of a blueberry basil margarita craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)blueberry basil margarita craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz agave
  • 5 blueberries, plus garnish
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 basil leaves, plus garnish


  1. In a shaker filled with ice, muddle blueberries, lime juice and basil leaves
  2. Add tequila and agave, shake well
  3. Pour over ice and garnish with blueberries and basil

Politically-motivated cocktail names, if you so desire:  Bad Hombre, Hecho In Mexico, The Deplorable Margarita, Glassful of Deplorables, Hillarita, Midnight Margarita Tweet, Blue Ball Wall

Pineapple Jalapeño Rum

detail of a pineapple jalapeño craft cocktail with a siracha chili rim ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)pineapple jalapeño craft cocktail ©Cyndi Long (clstudios.com)

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 3 oz rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 slices fresh jalapeño
  • 1 slice pineapple
  • 1 lime wedge
  • sriracha/chili salt


  1. Run a wedge of lime around the glass rim and then dip rim in salt
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, muddle one jalapeño slice and pineapple
  3. Add rum, lime juice and pineapple juice
  4. Shake well, pour over ice
  5. Garnish with one thin slice of jalapeño

Politically-motivated cocktail names, if you so desire:  Feel The Bern, Grab ‘Em By The Pineapple, Rigged Rum, Pantsuit On Fire, The Undecided Voter

Oh, and just for fun- here’s some cocktail names that didn’t make the cut:

  • The Saucy Sanders (A Staunch Progressive Old Fashioned)
  • The Burning JebBush! Brandy Sour
  • Carson’s Eye Opener (Layered Espresso Martini, No Street Cred Required)
  • Ted’s Dead, Baby (A Pulpy, Non-Alcoholic Freak of Nature)
  • Christie’s Bridgegate Bourbon (Pairs Well With Going Nowhere Fast)
  • Who Invited Kasich? (Fairly Balanced, Slightly Sweet)
  • Rustic Rubio Reposado (For Large Hands Only)

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1 Response to Election Night Cocktails 2016 🇺🇸🍹🇺🇸

  1. Joanna steele says:

    Pineapple jalapeno rum – the bad hombre
    Blueberry basil margarita – the nasty woman

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