Vote For Political Cocktails From Eden Roc Renaissance

This Presidential election is enough to drive anyone (even Mitt Romney) to drink.

After all, in the past few weeks, we've seen both candidates snipe at each other in the debates, watched aghast as Donald Trump failed yet again to be taken seriously, and stared in disbelief as Big Bird became caught in the political fray.

The only thing left to do now is try to survive until election day -- preferably with a cocktail in hand. 

That's where the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach comes in.

They've come up with a collection of political cocktails that should get Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike a little snockered.

We've got the recipes so you can make them at home to enjoy while watching Fox News or MSNBC or you can visit the hotel and have a professional craft you one.

1 oz. Knob Creek bourbon
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet vermouth

Across the Aisle
2 oz. Bulleit bourbon
1/4 oz. Hum spirit (rum infused with cardomom, hibiscus, and spices)
Sugar cube soaked in Angostura bitters
Lemon peel
Splash club soda
Champagne floater

Place the bitters-soaked sugar cube and lemon peel at the bottom of a rocks glass and muddle with a splash of club soda to dissolve cube and release lemon oils. Add hum spirit and bourbon, fill with ice, stir, then top with champagne.

1 1/2 oz. Maker's Mark
1 oz. Pama pomegranate liqueur
1/2 oz. Maple syrup
Orange and lemon wedges

In a mixing glass, muddle the orange and lemon wedges with maple syrup, then add Pama and Makers' Mark. Shake with ice and pour into a wine glass (do not strain). Garnish with orange and lemon slices.

Capitol Hill
1 oz. Bulleit bourbon
1 oz. Cruzan single barrel rum
1 oz. Sweet vermouth
2 dashes Bitter Truth JT Decanter's bitters

In a mixing glass, add all ingredients with ice and stir. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange sice and star anise.

Balanced Budget
1 oz. Ciroc berry vodka
1 oz. DeKuyper blue Curacao
1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1 oz. Whipped cream flavored with strawberry or pomegranate puree

In a mixing glass filled with ice, stir the first three ingredients then strain into a flute. Top with whipped cream and garnish with strawberry.

The Lobbyist
2 oz. Belvedere bloody mary vodka
1 oz. Dry vermouth
2 Dashes Fee Bros. zesty pickle brine

Stir vodka vermouth and pickle brine together in mixing glass filled with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pickle and lemon twist.

Interns and Scandals
2 oz. Avion reposado tequila
2 oz. Chipotle-orange-lime mix*
Grand Marnier float
Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into chilled martini glass or serve on the rocks. Garnish with orange and mint.

*Chipotle-orange-lime mix (one cup equals four servings)
5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
15 Bar spoons orange marmalade
1/4 oz. Tabasco chipotle sauce

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