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Please help me develop a cocktail for election night.

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

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    1. re: ChristinaMason

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

        1. re: tzurriz

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

        2. re: MsBees

          That would have to be Old Style beer.

          1. re: jmcarthur8

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

            1. re: MsBees

              Agreed!
              But it does say 'Chicago'!

          2. re: MsBees

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

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

          1. 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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            1. re: ahuva

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

              1. re: escondido123

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

                1. re: escondido123

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

                  1. re: chowser

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

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

                1. Stoli Doli might be good.

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                    1. chicago - old corruption rye

                      1. 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?

                        1. Too late but we had Blue Hawaiians