Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Party like a President with Commander-in-Chief Cocktails

As the country gears up for the Presidential Inauguration on January 20 (WHYYYYYY), learn how to craft cocktails in the spirit of America’s former presidents (aka the good old days).  There are recipes to salute to the states with a range of ingredients that each man desired: 

·         Toast a Hornitos Renegade with Barack Obama as he loves a cold draft
·         Shake up a Rooseveltini like FDR loved to sip 
·         Taste Buchanan’s Best cognac cocktail in memory of James Buchanan’s liquor of choice 

So whether you want to party like POTUS or put a twist on your favorite Commander-in-Chief’s cocktail (hey Obama!), there’s a liberty libation for everyone to enjoy leading up to Inauguration Day. And, let's be real, this Inauguration calls for A LOT of drinks!

Hornitos Renegade 
·         1 ½ Parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
·         4 Parts Mexican Lager
·         ⅓ Part Lime Juice
·         ⅓ Part Simple Syrup
·         1 Slice Jalapeño
·         Salt Rim

Preparation: Lightly muddle one jalapeño slice in a shaker, add ice and combine remainder of ingredients except Mexican lager. Shake vigorously and strain into a pilsner glass with a salted rim over fresh ice. Add Mexican lager and serve.

·         2 parts Pinnacle® Vodka
·         1 part olive juice 
·         Olives for garnish

Preparation: Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives. 

Buchanan’s Best
·         1 part Courvoisier® V.S.O.P Cognac 
·         1 Demerara Sugar Cube
·         2 Dashes of Bitters 
·         Top with Champagne 

Preparation: Soak a sugar cube in bitters and drop into a cocktail coupe glass. Cover with Courvoisier V.S.O.P Cognac and slowly top with champagne.