Sunday, August 2, 2015

Drinks and drinking games for Donald Trump and the GOP debates

Welcome to more of entertainment Sunday.  For the "more thoughtful entry" I promised in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' alignment chart, I've decided to have some fun with Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican presidential candidates, especially the ones participating in this week's debate.  Trump has so completely blended show business and politics that I may as well treat him as entertainment.  After all, the Huffington Post does.

I begin with the item that inspired me to write this entry, Tipsy Bartender's The Donald Trump Cocktail.

Finally a drink based on DONALD TRUMP! It's green for his money with a flaming orange top for his hair!
1/2 oz. (15ml) Hennessy
1/2 oz. (15ml) Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. (15ml) Vodka
1/2 oz. (15ml) Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. (15ml) Sweet & Sour
Orange Half
Bacardi 151
Even Skyy knows that Trump isn't getting the nomination.  He also knows why John McCain's history as a POw matters, but that's a subject for another entry.

In the meantime, I want to point out that there are other drinks with Trump's name attached to them. Tipsy Bartender's wasn't the first!  Follow over the jump for more drink recipes and several drinking games inspired by Trump and the other GOP candidates.

There are actually four or five official Trump drinks named after the man, three Trumptinis, the Trumpolitan, and the Trump Billionaire--yes, that exists.  One of the Trumptinis is still available at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Miami.  Cocktail Atlas has the recipe.
1 1/4 ounces Bacardi Lemon
3/4 ounce Cointreau
2 ounces Sour Mix
Splash of cranberry juice

Mix everything in a cocktail shaker with ice. Serve in a martini glass that has a sugared rim, and decorate with a T-shaped lemon peel.
Here's a photo.

The irony is that there used to be a Trump Vodka and this drink doesn't use it.

"Success distilled"--yeah, that fits Trump's brand to a T(tm).  Too bad the drink stopped being produced after 2011.  Just the same, it left behind another Trumptini and the Trumpolitan.  One can barely read the recipes in the image below.

There's even a video of the now-defunct website in action that includes a partial recipe for another Trumptini.

I'm not counting it because it's not complete.  Darn.

Finally, there's the Trump Billionaire for which The Spirit lists the booze ingredients only.
4 oz Vodka
12 Year Old Scotch
Serve in a: Cocktail Glass
That can't be all of it.  The recipe Saveur has for the Billionaire Cocktail has more ingredients.
2 oz. high-proof bourbon, such as Baker's
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/4 oz. absinthe bitters or absinthe
1/2 oz. grenadine syrup made from pomegranate, such as Employees Only
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Combine bourbon, lemon juice, absinthe bitters or absinthe, and grenadine in a shaker over ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with the lemon wheel.
I don't know how to reconcile the two, so I'll leave it as an exercise for my readers with more experience in mixology.

Now that I've found four (or five to six if one counts the third Trumptini and the Billionaire Cocktail) recipes for my readers to drink while watching Trump on TV, it's time for some games.  Taste of Truth on YouTube came up with one, the Donald Trump is tremendously annoying- drinking game.

Drinking game: Watch a Trump interview and take a shot every time he says the word "tremendous." Something has been leaving a bad taste in my mouth is the fact that political journalist don't ask Donald Trump about all the people he ripped off by filing bankruptcy. How can he brag about his "tremendous wealth" by taking advantage of bankruptcy laws and never mention all the Americans that never got paid even though they did the work? How does that help the American economy? And why doesn't anybody ever ask those questions? ABC News reports he has filed bankruptcy 4 times. He does not deny this.
There is already a drinking game based on Trump's business bankruptcies.
Let's play a Donald Trump drinking game...Go to the link below about Donald Trump on Wikipedia...hit control F (find) and type in the word 'bankruptcy'....If you do a shot for every instance of it, you will be WASTED.
Fine, we have a drinking game based on "tremendous" and bankruptcy.  There are better ones, including the the Donald Trump Twitter Drinking Game from 2013.
Take a shot…

… whenever he quotes himself or his books.

… for every mention of how horrible wind power is. Take an additional shot if it's in context with his golf course in Scotland.

… for every mention of a person and/or media outlet he feels has wronged him. Double the shot for every consecutive tweet about the subject. Triple if, in his opinion, the outlet is dying. Quadruple if Rosie O'Donnell is somehow involved.

… when a tweet about himself includes the hashtag "#midastouch".

… whenever he tweets about how poor the Republicans are at negotiating. Do a second shot when he mentions how they should have taken lessons from him.

… every time both "Celebrity Apprentice" and "record setting" are mentioned in a tweet.
Daniel Wall at Northierthanthou has a more elaborate and timely one in This Can’t be the First Donald Trump Drinking Game, But…
Just watch Trump basking in the reflection of his own media presence and follow these instructions.

If Trump says something completely thoughtless. …okay don’t drink yet. This would have you on the floor in no time.

If someone in the media humors trump by referring to his verbal diarrhea as ‘straight talk,’ take a shot of something really stiff and write down the idiots name. When you wake up tomorrow with a hangover, you’re going to want to remember just who is and who isn’t a journalist.

If Trump doubles down after having been called out for saying something truly idiotic completely asinine, or both. …take a sip. Just take it easy here. You don’t want to be bent over the porcelain throne before the end of the interview.

If Trump says something bad about Mexicans. …just another sip, a small one. You know why.

If Trump says something nice about Mexicans in the hopes we’ll forget the bad stuff he already said about them. …Yeah, it’s time to take a drink. Don’t whine about it though, you knew this was coming.

If Trump tries to pretend his critics are objecting to actual policy recommendations instead of his childish hate-mongering, drink again.

If Trump calls another leader ‘weak’, drink-up and do like three push-ups. That oughtta be enough for the Donald.

If Trump declares himself a winner, do some coke and say a prayer for Charlie Sheen.

If Trump says he’s the best at something, don’t bother drinking cause you know damned well he’s a better drinker than you, so you might as well just give it up right now.

It Trump’s hair does something odd, don’t drink and don’t laugh. Seriously, this whole hair-theme was old a decade or two back. Can we please stop pretending the man’s hair is half the train wreck that we get with every fricking word out of his mouth?

If Trump retweets one of his adoring fans proclaiming him the only possible savior for America and all of western civilization, don’t drink. This too will end the game too quickly. Maybe just fart a little, because it’s kinda fitting, and you know you wanna.

If Trump brags about the number of fans who showed up at an event, ask him to pay you to drink. It’s only fair.

If Trump dismisses the views of someone who understands politics far better than he or any of his advisers ever well, call John Stewart and tell him he has to help us drink our way through the next year and a half.

If Trump threatens to sue someone, don’t drink. Just fill your glass and wait.

If Trump mentions how much money he has, drink something really cheap served in a gaudy container and burn up a ten dollar bill. You’re getting as good a deal as any customer ever got from the Trump label.

If someone else mentions bankruptcy, drink some water. You know you need the break.

If Trump tries to lecture us about how bankruptcy is really just good business, buy a drink for one of the many mere commoners trying to live in the wake of bankruptcy. They need it more than you.

If Trump plays a rock tune completely out of place with his campaign, don’t bother drinking. Politicians always do this. It’s nothing special.

If Trump says anything about Isis, drink or don’t drink, but keep it to yourself. You’re the only one that needs to know.

If Trump complains about violations of his free speech, don’t drink. This is a totally serious thing, and no-one should make light of it, not ever.***

If Trump ever makes a substantive point about anything in the course of this election, then give up drinking entirely. (Don’t worry. This will never happen.)


***Just kidding! It’s time to drink that double you poured earlier. Maybe two or three of them right.
Notice a trend came up with an even more detailed one in It Has To Be Done: GOP Debate Drinking Game 2016 Edition.
  • If any candidate talks about meeting Ronald Reagan in person, take a drink.
  • If any candidate talks about kneeling before St. Ronnie and asking for his blessing to serve the cause as THE CHOSEN ONE, take two drinks.
  • If any candidate shares a passage from his erotic Reagan fanfiction involving light bondage and tax cuts (we live in a Fifty Shades world now), throw bottle at screen.
  • If any candidate praises Fox Not-News for "honesty and credibility", throw bottle at screen.
  • If any candidate tries to out-pander Trump, take a drink. This also applies to Trump, who is allowed within the rules to pander as much as inhumanly possible.
  • If any candidate says nice things about Jon Stewart and suggests Jon shouldn't retire this year from the Daily Show, quit drinking and stay sober because you've just witnessed the impossible.
  • (Update: from @word_34 aka SkarkWeekSneak) "Hillary" "email" or "server", you have to do double shots.  Throw in "Benghazi" here too.
  • Update) If any candidate accuses Obama of being the Worst President Ever, throw a dart at a photo of Dubya taped to the wall and take two drinks.
  • (Update) If any candidate calls for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, take a drink.  If the candidate calls for the arrest of Planned Parenthood staffers, take two drinks.  If the candidate calls for the arrest of women who go to Planned Parenthood even for basic women's health care needs, turn off the TV and get stinking drunk because the Republicans are pretty much writing off the women's vote even in Red States.


For Donald Trump:
  • If Trump says something insulting, take a drink.
  • If Trump says something demonstrably false, take a drink.
  • Actually, don't do either.  The second he opens his mouth under those rules, you're pretty much gonna be passed out by the fifth minute of the debate.
  • If Trump says he respects Latinos and can easily win their votes, take two drinks from any Dos Equis brand in front of you and laugh your ass off.
  • If Trump complains about China in any way, take the Made In China tab on any Trump-labeled designer wear and tear it off, then take a drink.
There are more for the rest of the candidates.  I'll feature my favorites later in the week.

Speaking of the other candidates, they shouldn't be left out in the drink department.  For ideas of what to drink in their honor, read Hypeline's Presidential candidates as alcoholic drinks, but ignore their suggestions for the Democratic candidates.  After all, they're not the ones debating in Cleveland this week!


  1. This post is a must-have for the debate -- I'll be linking to it. Trump is a natural subject for drinking games, and the Tipsy Bartender video is great!

    Other Republicans in the debate? What other Republicans?

    1. Thank you for the praise and for leaving a comment. I just watched the Tipsy Bartender video and began looking for drinks and drinking games. It took all afternoon. The result is what you see now.

      What other Republicans? Well, I have labels for Jeb, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rick Santorum, so I'll certainly repeat the parts for them. As for the rest, we'll see.

    2. Rubio, Jeb!, Walker, Carson, Cruz, now it's looking like Kasich may make the final cut... AKA the speed bumps on the Trump Turnpike.

    3. Unlike what you predicted, Kasich looks like he'll make the cut because Perry stumbled in the polls, not because Christie got caught. Remember, it's Governor Goodhair who actually is under indictment, not Fat Bastard.

  2. I dunno if it's safe to set anything on fire that's anywhere near Trump's hair...

    I take it there are specific drinks to counter the horrific side-effects each primary candidate is gonna bring to the Thursday debate...

    1. Welcome to Crazy Eddie's Motie News! Glad to have you commenting here!

      Yeah, note that Skyy told Brittany to be careful so that she wouldn't make the mistake of Michael Jackson and have her hair catch fire.

      As for the drinks themselves, the Tipsy Bartender version might counteract the spell of Trump, but all the rest of the drinks were made with the intent of enhancing it. "Success distilled" indeed!

    2. Just to give you a heads up, I have revised the rules for the finalized line-up and added a few more rules. Also, I put this article on a link at the top of the list.

      I had 2,006 views of my blog Monday, mostly for that drinking game. It was the busiest my site had ever been on one day.

    3. Thanks for the heads up and the link. I'm now getting hits from your comment at Balloon Juice, too. "Customized drinks for the other candidates?" Oh my, I know what I'll be doing tonight!

    4. I decided to test the last drinking game on a John Kasich clip from the Voters First Forum. I ended up taking four drinks in four minutes. The game works! I also have a drink for Kasich, Columbus Cocktail, after the capital city of Ohio. Read about it in Proof of drinking game concept on Kasich.

  3. I now have drink recipes, rules, and clips to test out both for the eight remaining participants in Drinks for the candidates in tonight's debate. Enjoy the debate responsibly!

    1. I have four more entries with drink recipes for candidates: Debate drinking game rules for Carly Fiorina, Drink a Flaming Volcano for Jindal, and There's a Santorum cocktail, too for the serious candidates and Drink to Deez Nuts for President for the joke candidate. Enjoy!

    2. I completed the series in time for tonight's JV/Happy Hour/Kid's Table debate with Drinks for Republican candidates: Graham, Pataki, and Gilmore, not that Gilmore will stand on the stage tonight.