I promised drink suggestions for Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick, who might or have already joined the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Since tonight is the November debate, today is as good an opportunity as any.
Since both the candidates entered the contest late and are from states that have already produced candidates, I'm going to be a good environmentalist and recycle my drink suggestions. For Bloomberg, I'm reusing three recipes from Drinks for Republican candidates: Graham, Pataki, and Gilmore that I suggested for George Pataki. Since Bloomberg used to be a Republican, I think it's appropriate.
First, the New York Sour.
This is a crazy cocktail the mixes red wine, lemons juice and whiskey to create and sweet tasting layered cocktail.Next, The Manhattan.
NEW YORK SOUR
2 oz. (60ml) Bourbon
1 oz. (30ml) Lemon Juice
1 oz. (30ml) Simple Syrup
Tops with Red Wine (Shiraz or Malbec)
Ladies and gentlemen a classic cocktail....THE MANHATTAN. This is an old school cocktail that is still relevant today. It is the perfect mix of whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. If you love whiskey then you must try this drink.If that's not enough, About.com has a recipe for a New York Cocktail.
2 oz. (60 ml) Whiskey
0.5 oz. (15 ml) Sweet Vermouth
2-3 Dashes of Bitters
2 oz (60 ml) Whisky
0.5 oz (15 ml) Sweet Vermouth
2-3 Dashes of Bitters
IngredientsI'm also going to steal Saveur's recipe for the Billionaire Cocktail from Drinks and drinking games for Donald Trump and the GOP debates.
2 ounces blended whiskey
1 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Lemon twist for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with the lemon twist.
IngredientsBloomberg deserves this drink more than Trump. Besides, Tom Steyer already has the Billionaire's Margarita.
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.
Of course, if one wants something non-alcoholic to toast Bloomberg, one can always drink the soft drink of one's choice in a Big Gulp cup.
For Deval Patrick, I'm recycling my suggestion for Seth Moulton Spoon University's unofficial cocktail for Massachusetts, the Cape Codder.
With Ocean Spray cranberry juice headquartered in Massachusetts, their signature cocktail MUST feature this yummy drink. What’s better than a basic as f*ck vodka cranberry? Add a lime and call it a Cape Codder.Yes, I'm taking this drink out of retirement for Patrick. Surprise!
Enjoy tonight's debate and enjoy these drinks, although not at the same time. I have my doubts either candidate will make the December debate or any other, for that matter.
Stay tuned for graphs of their ideological positions from OnTheIssues.org.