15 Cocktails To Drink Until You Forget This Election Season

It’s time to head to the polls to elect either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as our next president. The months leading up to this iconic election have been disastrous, to say the least. There’s been fights about emails and Benghazi, sexist comments, tons of Trump Twitter rants, and enough bullshit from both sides of the aisle to make each and every one of us secretly fantasize about moving to Canada.

As we prepare ourselves for long lines at the polls and an even longer night waiting for our votes to be counted, it can’t hurt to think about what we’ll be drinking to help us survive until November 9th. Whether you’re looking for something stiff to drown your sorrows or just a light spritzer to celebrate the end of a long, hard election season, here are 15 election-themed cocktails to get you through the next 36 hours.

1. The red, white, and blue martini

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The colors of your American patriotism, with just enough vodka to help you survive the stress of actually living in this country.

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2. The Nasty Woman cocktail

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Tequila, cherry, and lime come together to bring out your inner nasty woman—and possibly make her start dancing on a table.

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3. Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

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Absinthe with blueberries and ginger beer. Too many of these and you might actually start seeing stars.

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4. Trump’s Towering Inferno

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Fireball whiskey with bitter cynar, topped with a splash of milk and an orange peel. It matches Trump both in demeanor and complexion.

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5. The White Russian

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A classic featuring heavy cream, Kahlua, and vodka. If you have to worry about Russia trying to hack us and throw the election, you might as well do it while sipping on a Russian-inspired old standby.

Get the recipe HERE

6. The Bad Hombre

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White rum, Tia Maria, Aztec chocolate bitters, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, and a little bit of white Sangria. It’s muy beuno.

Get the recipe HERE

7. The Swing State

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Sweet vermouth, Yuengling beer (from the swing state of Pennsylvania—ha!), and orange juice make this clever cocktail a bipartisan crowd pleaser.

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8. Patriotic Gin and Tonic

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It’s kind of like a regular gin and tonic, but with raspberries and blueberries so you can feel like you’re supporting your country while you get hammered.

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9. The Donald Trump

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Hennessy, Grand Marnier, and fire come together to pay homage to The Donald. Knock a few of these back, and you’ll be telling it like it is in no time.

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10. The Madam Presidentini

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Champagne, vodka, thyme, and lemon make a sophisticated ode to the potential first female president.

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11. The El Presidente

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Rum, vermouth, curacao, and a cherry: the perfect recipe for passing the fuck out before you even know who won the election.

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12. The Elephant

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Blueberries, pomegranate liqueur, and black cherry rum give this cocktail all the refined sensibilities of the old party formerly known as Grand.

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13. The Donkey

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Satisfy your inner liberal with a stylish drink that combines vodka, cointreau, fresh raspberries, and blue curacao.

Get the recipe HERE

14. Red, white, and blue Sangria

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A chardonnay-based sangria with fresh berries and crisp apple stars to take the edge off while you’re listening to poll results roll in.

Get the recipe HERE

15. Bomb pop shooters

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A shooter with Sprite, vodka, and blue curacao, flavored like one of your favorite childhood treats so you can remember simpler times before this shit-show of an election.

Get the recipe HERE

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