Drink Recipes

Along with the news and political discussion, all of our posts are accompanied by a cocktail recipe. It would be impolite to force readers to stomach today’s political news every time they decided to imbibe, though, so those recipes are also collected here in perpetuity.

Fog Cutter

Originally published with Weekly News Roundup: Dec 2, 2016

  • 1.5 oz white rum 
  • 0.5 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz brandy
  • 2 oz fresh orange juice (juice of one medium orange)
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice (juice of ~1/2 lemon)
  • 0.5 oz orgeat syrup (buy this at the store, you can make it yourself but, from experience, it’s not worth the effort)
  • 0.5 oz Amontillado sherry
  • 1 mint sprig

Pour all liquid ingredients, except the sherry, into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake it like a polaroid picture. Strain into a highball glass and float Sherry on top. Garnish with the mint sprig, and think deep thoughts about transparency.

From Food & Wine

Smoke and Mirrors

Originally published with Weekday Drinking: (Il)legal Voting

  • 1.5oz Single Malt Scotch (old enough to vote, if you can find it)
  • .5oz Benedictine D.O.M
  • .5oz Byrrh Grand Quinquina
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Pour the above ingredients into a mixing glass. Smoke with applewood. (For a guide on how to smoke cocktails, check out this video)

Stir well with ice then serve in a chilled coupe glass with an orange twist for garnish. Enjoy!


Cranberry Old Fashioned

Originally published with Weekly News Roundup: Nov 25, 2016

This one is really simple, in fact, you can make it at the thanksgiving table or this morning with the leftover cranberry sauce. You just make a regular old fashioned but muddle cranberries in with the sugar and bitters. (If you’re using cranberry sauce, don’t use sugar, just put a little bit of bitter and mix it in with the cranberry sauce).


Red Drink Blue Drink Margarita Tips

Originally published with Weekly News Roundup: Nov 18, 2016

A margarita is 3 ingredients: ½ of a lime, 1 oz of Cointreau, and a generous helping of Camarena Blanco Tequila. Juice the lime and add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Take out all of your pent up aggression on the cocktail shaker until it’s too cold to hold anymore (kind of like my ex boyfriend, but I digress). Pour out into a glass and garnish with a second margarita.