2013 Inauguration Day Cocktails (Including Obama’s Favorite)
Whether you’re celebrating the re-election of President Obama, or need something to numb the pain of another 4 years of his administration, these Campari-concocted cocktails offer something up for a diverse array of palates.
Pour Campari and Cinzano Rosso Vermouth over ice in a rocks or highball glass. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with an orange twist.
(Note: According to Campari, this is allegedly President Obama’s favorite cocktail. While we have placed a call to the White House Social Secretary’s Office for confirmation, we’ve yet to receive a response. We’ll follow up and present information as it becomes available.)
Muddle ingredients (except sugar cube and wine) and shake over ice. Place sugar cube in the bottom of the glass and strain drink over it. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine.
In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 teabags of black tea. Steep 8 minutes; discard teabags. Add 2 cups cold water and lemonade; transfer to pitcher and chill. Add fresh basil leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush basil until fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey Bourbon and American Honey. Serve over ice. Makes 1 large pitcher.
The Two Term Tipple
Created by The Rye House
1 oz. Wild Turkey 101
3/4 oz. Wild Turkey 81
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. Maple Syrup
Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously, and serve in a high ball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.