Friday, July 19, 2019

Drink to Steve Bullock making the second Democratic debate on National Daiquiri Day 2019

Happy National Daiquiri Day!  I was planning on writing about Cuba today, but just as happened on National Mojito Day, a shinier object related to the campaign caught my attention, the lineups being set for the second set of Democratic debates in Detroit later this month.  As I forecast when I wrote about Eric Swalwell dropping out of presidential contest, Steve Bullock qualified for the 20th spot.  That means its a good opportunity to start making good on the promise I made at the end of Drinks for the Democratic debates, Part 2 to post drinks for the candidates that didn't make last month's debates.  I may as well begin with Bullock.

Since a search for Steve Bullock's favorite drink retrieved no favorite drink and Eater's article on Democratic candidates' favorite comfort foods listed his as a hamburger, neither were helpful.  However, Bullock is the Governor of Montana and it turns out that there is a Montana Cocktail.
2 ounces Cognac
1 ounce Dry Vermouth
1 ounce Port
Knoted lemon rind to garnish

Place the Cognac, Vermouth and Port into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Slowly stir the mixture for about 30 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish the drink with the knotted lemon rind and serve immediately.
The other choices are Whiskey Ditch (whiskey with water) and Moscow Mule.  My readers can use those if they wish, but I'd prefer the Moscow Mule be dedicated to the almost certain opponent of the Democratic nominee instead.

Of course, it's National Daiquiri Day, so I need to post a daiquiri recipe.  I'm going to be a good environmentalist and recycle All American Daiquiri from Drink to a drum corps 4th of July from The Cadets.

3 oz. (90ml) White Rum
4 oz. (120ml) Blue Curacao
2 oz. (60ml) Pineapple Juice
6 oz. Frozen Strawberries
4 oz. (120ml) Cream of Coconut
Splash Grenadine
Garnish: Whipped Cream/Cherry

1. Add ice, frozen strawberries, 2 oz of white rum and a splash of grenadine to a blender and combine until smooth.
2. Pour into base of glass and set aside.
3. Rinse blender and add ice, 1 oz white rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice and cream of coconut. Blend well.
4. Layer mix on top of red layer and garnish with whipped cream and a cherry. Enjoy responsibly!
While the daiquiri has nothing to do with Bullock (I'd probably recommend it for Wayne Messam instead), my readers can feel free to use it for any candidate as a drink for the next debate.

I'll promise I'll post drinks for the candidates that didn't make either set of debates by the end of the month.  In the meantime, stay tuned for a look at how many of the highest grossing political speculative fiction films of 2018 earned nominations at the Saturn Awards.

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