I hate election cycles and where I live we are right slap in the middle of an extremely heated municipal election. We vote Tuesday, and just when I thought I had made up my mind (months ago, even) I get a mailer from “my” candidate that infuriated me and drove me straight to the liquor cabinet. I don’t even drink, mind you. Well, except for the “occasional” bottle or two or three of wine…..
Since we are talking about elections and drinking, I thought maybe why not share a cocktail recipe? Quick and dirty, just like politricks.
The Power Player: This drink is in honor of the political power players, regardless of political affiliation
• 1 oz. Tequila
• 1 oz. Lime
• 1 oz. Cranberry juice
• Mint for garnish
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass.
The Butt Burner: This is for those of us who didn’t fare so well in the voting department and/or lost the election.
1 oz. Tequila
1 jalapeno pepper
Dash of Tabasco Sauce
Directions: Slice the pepper and place it in a shot glass. Add the tequila and then add the Tabasco sauce until the mix is a deep red color. Then make sure there is a glass of water nearby after you drink it!
I just do not understand why people go into politics. It costs a LOT of money and way too much of your heart and soul for it to be worth it. However, someone has to be the one to step up and be of public service. That being said, I will leave you with one last thought: The problem with political jokes is that they get elected!
Until next time, stay smart or stay smart sassy!