PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: THE COCKTAILS
The Clinton/Trump political match has proved to be an ideal theme for inventive bars, which often tailor their happy hours and nightly specials around major sports events. And since the debate is a sports event of sorts, hundreds of bars around the nation now offer watch parties, over-sized TV screens, and cocktails with names like “Third Party Candidate” and “Trump’s Wall.”.
D.S. Tequila Company in Chicago offers the “Democrazy”, consisting of tequila, lime juice, orange juice, blueberry Red Bull and blue curaçao. Not to be outdone, the Pine Box Rock Shop, a Brooklyn bar, features “The Pantsuit,” which combines rum, melonflavored liqueur and almond milk, served on the rocks; Donkey Punch (tequila, lime juice blue curacao), The Elephant in The Room (a martini pepped up with apple juice and reddened with grenadine); Tremendous Trainwreck (vodka and ice tea topped with orange soda.) And in Boston, Parkers Bar offer POTUS Punch, which is vodka with blackberries, lemon juice and grenadine.