Americans can make their voice heard today at the polls, but after that it’s time to party! Several bars across the country are putting their best red and white cocktails out, and here are some creative watering holes that are worth checking out if you happen to live in the area.
New York, NY
Get a “Mint” Romney at the famous Library Bar at New York City’s Hudson Hotel, which is designed by the famed, Philippe Starck. There are other election specials that include ‘The Tea Partier’ and ‘The Donkey.’ The “Mint” Romney is made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, maple syrup, lime juice and soda and they all retail for a whopping $16 each. Who says democracy comes cheap? Phone: 212-554-6000
Santa Fe, New Mexico
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa is serving both red and blue drinks, Mexican style. The adobe-style resort and spa in the heart of Santa Fe, NM also has a beautiful guest: Conchita, the resort’s “tequila donkey” who doesn’t have to choose a party. The bipartisan will be wearing elephant ears and will greet guests with red and blue signature cocktails hoisted on each side of her saddle. Choose from “red” Prickly Pear Margarita or a “blue” Turquoise Trail Margarita. Phone: 505-986-0000
Poste Moderne Brasserie’s bartender has created three cocktails to suit all palettes: one for the Democrats, one for Republicans and one for the Tea Partiers. There’s also the Bipartisan Martini, made with Plymouth Gin, Dolin Blanc Vermouth and bitters. The “Blue State of Mind” is made with Bluecoat Gin, St. Germain, rosemary and absinthe rinse. Phone: 202-783-6060
Las Vegas, NV
The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is serving kitschy election-themed drinks including the Obamarita, Mittini, BidenBerry and Paulitan. The Obamarita uses tequila as base, and the Mittini is a flavor-infused spin on the classic Martini. Phone: 702-791-7111
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