Today marks an important day around the country and in U.S. history as we take part in another presidential election. Like many of you, I’ll be glued to the TV as election coverage comes piling in. Whether you’re celebrating Election Night out or at home, be sure to spend it in style with a politically-inspired cocktail (or mocktail) in hand. Try these recipes created with President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in mind.
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The Lobbyist Martini:
Photo and recipe courtesy of Polar Seltzer
1 1/2 ounce gin
1 1/2 ounce vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash lemon bitters
Polar Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer
Shake with ice, and strain into a martini glass. Top with Polar Seltzer.
Cocktails for the Candidates
What’s your opinion of designer Michael Smith’s redesign of the Oval Office? Gone are the traditional golds of George W. Bush’s office, replaced with warm beiges and browns.
Everyone from political pundits to high-end interior designers has been dishing out their two cents on the Commander-in-Chief’s new digs and the consensus seems to be, “I don’t hate it.”
Arriana Huffingtion, Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post says, “…the decision to festoon the new carpet with quotes from Lincoln, F.D.R., J.F.K., Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King seems a tad Hallmark-y, and a little prepubescent — something Sasha’s fellow fourth graders might suggest (Malia’s seventh-grade friends would probably find it “lame”). What’s next, adding the doodle of a heart with “Barack + Michelle”?”
Decorator Miles Redd was less harsh, saying “It is certainly not a paragon of chic, but it hardly could be. What we Americans want is good solid comfort, and I think the room delivers.”
Read more opinions from Anne Coulter and Sheila Bridges in the New York Times piece, The Audacity of Taupe.
See how the Oval Office has changed through the years.
And have you ever wondered, “What if Ikea designed the President’s office?”