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Please help me develop a cocktail for election night.

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MsBees Nov 5, 2012 07:07 PM

Some of the ingredients I already know I am using are

kraken black spiced rum ( 47% )
Bitterman's Boston Bittah's ( Harvard )
Pineapple juice ( Hawaii )
??????? ( Chicago )

thank you

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  1. ChristinaMason Nov 5, 2012 07:08 PM

    Add seltzer or ginger beer and some lime juice, and you've got yourself a cocktail.

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      MsBees Nov 5, 2012 07:24 PM

      thanks, I'm trying to think of something to add that would represent Chicago

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        tzurriz Nov 5, 2012 07:32 PM

        Bathtub gin.

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          MsBees Nov 5, 2012 07:57 PM

          Found two fun gins. One was pink 47 and the other monkey 47. Unfortunately I can't get either one.

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          jmcarthur8 Nov 5, 2012 07:45 PM

          That would have to be Old Style beer.

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            MsBees Nov 5, 2012 07:58 PM

            I've thought about putting beer in the drink but ::::shiver::::: I don't think it would taste great.

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              jmcarthur8 Nov 5, 2012 08:04 PM

              Agreed!
              But it does say 'Chicago'!

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            hill food Nov 5, 2012 08:04 PM

            Chicago? that would be in the method. mix it blindingly strong. reduce the amount of mixer to almost nil.

        3. todao Nov 5, 2012 07:15 PM

          Pink lady
          Blue Hawaii
          Black Russian
          Red Lotus
          Cosmopolitan
          Strawberry Martini
          White Russian
          Blue Lagoon
          Red Beer

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            ahuva Nov 5, 2012 07:46 PM

            try a mitt rumney -
            •Peels of 8 lemons
            •2.5 cups Demerara sugar
            •16 oz Boiling water
            •16 oz Fresh lemon juice
            •1 (750-mL) bottle Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum (or other strong, pungent Jamaican rum)
            •12 oz VSOP cognac
            •12 oz Real peach brandy*
            •3 qt (96 oz) Cold water
            •Garnish: Grated nutmeg
            •Glass: Punch

            PREPARATION:
            At least a day ahead, fill a 2-quart bowl with water and freeze until completely solid. In a large punch bowl, muddle the lemon peels and sugar. Let the mixture stand for at least 3 hours. Add the boiling water, stirring until as much as possible of the sugar has dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. To serve, add the ice block and garnish liberally with freshly grated nutmeg. This recipe serves 25.

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              escondido123 Nov 5, 2012 09:13 PM

              Since Mitt doesn't drink alcohol, think you'd have to pick a Virgin something.

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                Berheenia Nov 6, 2012 03:56 AM

                Make it a Shirley Temple Black- she was a republican too!

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                  chowser Nov 6, 2012 05:36 AM

                  Since he's got the conservative religious side, how about a Virgin (Bloody) Mary.

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                    hill food Nov 6, 2012 01:28 PM

                    so along that train of thought, if Romney is the candidate in favor, an Archangel Moroni Negroni?

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                MsBees Nov 5, 2012 08:00 PM

                I think for now Chicago may have to be represented by deep dish pizza appetizers

                1. Berheenia Nov 6, 2012 03:58 AM

                  Stoli Doli might be good.

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                    1. BiscuitBoy Nov 6, 2012 11:53 AM

                      chicago - old corruption rye

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                        Klunco Nov 6, 2012 11:53 AM

                        I think a classic "South-Side Fizz" from Chicago would be perfectly in line for your Chicago theme.

                        -2 oz Gin
                        -3/4 oz lime juice
                        -1/2 oz simple
                        -fresh mint
                        -Dash Angostura (optional but I think it adds a touch of complexity)

                        Shake, serve in a tall glass over ice and top with soda

                        Alternatively, since taxes are on both candidates agendas, how about an income-tax cocktail?

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                          ola Nov 26, 2012 09:14 PM

                          Too late but we had Blue Hawaiians

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