Election Cocktail Menu: Show Your Colours

You’ve shouted back at weeks of dramatic televised debates and tried studying the pros and cons of each mammoth manifesto - now it’s time to have some fun.

Match your political affiliation with your booze and keep reppin’ your party while watching the results come in over the next few days - whether you’re a devoted blue, red, yellow or green supporter, we’ve got the cocktails that’ll keep you going through the highs and lows post-vote.

It’s gonna be a long one people. Stock up on ice.

You voted BLUE.

You’re gonna need blue curacao tonight, and plenty of it (we know you’ve got it somewhere - check behind Daddy’s 50 year old scotch). Light up a cigar and put on your Bullingdon Club tail coat, the extra class will make up for a night on the blue ones…

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Kick the evening off with something short and strong

Blue Jacket.

2 shots gin

2 shots blue curacao

4 shots orange bitters

Stir over ice and strain into a martini glass.

Next, while you’re waiting (and waiting, and waiting…) for the results, it’s time to fix yourself something tall.

Blue Lagoon.

2 shots vodka

1 shot blue curacao

dash lemonade

lemon slice or cherry to garnish

Pour the vodka and blue curacao over a tall glass filled with crushed ice.

Garnish with an orange slice or cherry, or both.

The results are in! Crunch time means shot time, rack ‘em up.

Blue Jay.

1 shot vodka

1 shot blue curacao

1 shot milk

Build in a shot glass and close your eyes. We recommend that weak stomachs stay out of this one.

Then, either…
Celebrate with bubbles!

Blue Champagne.

1 glass champagne

1 dash blue curacao

1 dash triple sec

½ shot vodka

squeeze lime wedge

Build all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir.

OR commiserate. Make a pitcher and take it to bed, you’ll feel like sh*t in the morning anyway.

Blue Hawaiian Punch.

Per glass:

1 ½ shots white rum

½ shot blue curacao

1 shot lime juice

½ shot sugar syrup

3 shots pineapple juice

fresh pineapple slices and cherries to garnish

Shake pineapple juice, lime juice and sugar syrup. Pour the blue curacao into a jug filled with ice cubes, and slowly add the shaken ingredients so that the layer of blue remains at the bottom of the jug, then add the rum in the same way so that it sits on top of the drink. Garnish with fresh pineapple and cherries.

 

You voted RED.

Colour-wise you’ve struck it lucky with an evening of red cocktails - this lot taste great and by the end of the night you’ll be stumbling like Ed Miliband after Question Time. No eggs included, we know you’ve had enough of them.

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Kick the evening off with something short and strong

Bramble.

2 shots gin

1 shot lemon juice

½ shot sugar syrup

½ shot creme de mûre

Shake all except the creme de mûre, strain over a tumbler with crushed ice. Add creme de mûre, stir and garnish with blackberries.

Next, while you’re waiting (and waiting, and waiting…) for the results, it’s time to fix yourself something tall.

Negroni.

1 shot Campari

1 shot gin

1 shot sweet red vermouth

orange slices to garnish

Pour all ingredients into a wine glass filled with cubed ice and stir. Add orange slices to garnish.

The results are in! Crunch time means shot time, rack ‘em up.

Red Snapper.

1 shot whisky

1 shot amaretto

1 shot cranberry juice

Shake all and pour into a shot glass.

Then, either…
Celebrate with bubbles!

Kir Royale.

glass of champagne

½ shot creme de cassis

blackberries to garnish

Pour champagne into a flute to about two thirds of the way and add the creme de cassis.Stir carefully, add blackberries to garnish.

OR commiserate. Make a pitcher and take it to bed, you’ll feel like sh*t in the morning anyway.

Classic Sangria.

Per glass:

½ glass red wine

1 shot brandy (if you want to make it the BarChick way)

2 shots orange juice

dash soda water

slice lemon, lime and orange to garnish

Put the lemon, lime and orange slices in a jug with cubed ice and add the red wine, soda water and orange juice. Give everything a stir before serving.

 

You voted GREEN.

Get out your recycled glass tumblers and put the soya milk on ice - tonight’s all about cocktails. Don’t worry, most of these include 100% agave tequila - it’s the most natural and organic spirit of them all (you already knew that didn’t you?).

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Kick the evening off...with something short and strong

Tommy’s Margarita on-the-rocks.

 

2 shots tequila

1 lime

1 shot agave syrup

salt optional

Shake all ingredients and strain into a tumbler over cubed ice. If you like, run a lime wedge along the rim and dip it in salt.

Next, while you’re waiting (and waiting, and waiting…) for the results, it’s time to fix yourself something tall.

Cucumber and basil mojito.

1 lime

4 slices cucumber

8 fresh basil leaves

1 teaspoon white sugar

2 shots white rum

dash soda water

1 sprig mint and some cucumber slices, to garnish

Cut the lime into wedges and muddle in a tall glass with the sugar and cucumber, then add crushed ice, fresh basil, rum and top up with soda water and give everything a good stir. Garnish with cucumber slices and a sprig of mint.

The results are in! Crunch time means shot time, rack ‘em up.

Verdita Chaser

1 shot tequila

1 shot verdita

1 bunch coriander

½ bunch mint

3 green jalapenos

1 glass pineapple juice

Blend all ingredients except for tequila and strain. Serve once chilled and follow with the tequila shot.

Then, either…
Celebrate with bubbles!

Death in the Afternoon (weird one we know, but you try finding a tasty green champagne cocktail with a cool name).

⅔ glass champagne

½ shot absinthe

dash sugar syrup

½ shot lemon juice

Shake the absinthe, sugar syrup and lemon juice and pour into champagne flute. Top up with champagne.

OR commiserate. Make a pitcher and take it to bed, you’ll feel like sh*t in the morning anyway.

Cucumber Cooler

Per glass:

2 shots gin

¼ lime, sliced

120ml tonic water

about 8 mint leaves

1 tbsp sugar

6 slices cucumber

Muddle the lime, mint, sugar and gin, add cucumber and shake. Pour over cubed ice and add tonic water, followed by extra cucumber slices and sprigs of mint to garnish.

 

You voted YELLOW.

We had to include all honey-coloured cocktails for this one and let’s face it, you’ll pair up with anything so it shouldn’t be a problem.

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Kick the evening off with something short and strong

Painkiller.

2 shots coconut rum

4 shots pineapple juice

2 shots orange juice

grated fresh nutmeg

lemon slices to garnish

Shake all except the nutmeg and pour into a tumbler with crushed ice. Grate nutmeg and garnish with a lemon slice.

Next, while you’re waiting (and waiting, and waiting…) for the results, it’s time to fix yourself something tall.

Sunny Mary

2 shots Kamm & Sons

250ml yellow tomato juice

½ shot lemon juice

6 dashes green tabasco

pinch salt and pepper

¼ teaspoon horseradish

celery stick for garnish

Mix ingredients together and stir, garnish with celery stick.

The results are in! Crunch time means shot time, rack ‘em up.

Peach Lemon Drop Shot.

½ shot vodka

½ shot triple sec

½ shot peach liquor

Shake all and serve in a glass with cubed ice. For extra sweetness, run a lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and dip it in sugar first.

Then, either…
Celebrate with bubbles!

Bellini.

⅔ glass prosecco

1 shot peach puree

Pour peach puree into champagne flute and fill up with prosecco, stir well until combined.

OR commiserate. Make a pitcher and take it to bed, you’ll feel like sh*t in the morning anyway.

Mango and chilli margarita.

Per glass:

1 wedge lime

2 thin slices green chilli

½ shot sugar syrup

2 shots tequila

½ shot orange liqueur

1 shot mango puree

salt, lime wedges and mango slices to serve

Muddle the chilli in a shaker then add the remaining ingredients with cubed ice and shake. Run a lime wedge over the rim of a martini glass and dip in salt. Strain the cocktail into a jug and garnish with mango slices.

Still on the fence? Mix it up, Coalition style:

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Yellow and Green

Summer Seen

2 shots rum

1 ½ shots mango juice

1 ½ shots pineapple juice

½ shot lime cordial

½ shot blue curacao

½ shot lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a tall glass filled with cubed ice.

Yellow and Blue

Blue Souvenir

1 shot vodka

1 shot blue curacao

1 shot cinnamon liqueur

1 glass champagne

Add all ingredients to a champagne flute and stir.

Green and Blue

Dream Green

1 shot vodka

1 shot malibu

1 shot midori

4 shots pineapple juice

4 shots coconut juice

Shake all and serve in a martini glass.

Yellow and Red

Tequila Sunrise

2 shots tequila

orange juice

½ shot grenadine

orange slice

Pour the tequila into a tall glass filled with cubed ice, then fill the glass almost full with orange juice and stir. Slowly add the grenadine and garnish with the orange slice.

Green and Red

Raspberry Mojito

2 shots white rum

½ shot raspberry liqueur

sprig of mint and 8 mint leaves

2 wheels lime, 2 wedges of lime

dash soda

2 slices of lime and raspberries to garnish

Muddle the rum, liqueur, mint and lime in a glass, then fill with crushed

ice and add a dash of soda. Mix until combined, add the sprig of mint and

lime wheels to garnish.

Red and Blue

Berry Patch

2 shots white rum

½ shot sugar syrup

a sprig of mint, plus 8 mint leaves

½ shot lime

dash of soda

blueberries, blackberries and raspberries

Shake the rum, sugar syrup and lime juice. In a separate glass, muddle the fruit (reserve some for later). Combine the two, stir, and strain into a martini glass. Add a dash of soda water and garnish with the sprig of mint and leftover berries.