4 Presidential Cocktails to Drink (and color) this Election

Cocktails 4 Presidential Cocktails to Drink (and color) this Election

This election has been a spirited one (to say the least) and frankly has left us needing a little spirit of our own. Luckily, artist Lindsay Mound has the perfect paring to a stiff election – a hilarious adult coloring book that celebrates the drinking habits of the past U.S. Presidents, and a bunch of cocktail recipes to mix up for yourself. From Washington’s Whisky Old Fashioned to FDR’s Gin Martini to Honest Abe’s Detox Water, “All The President’s Cocktails” includes 12 pages of fantastical illustrations to color, and a bunch of boozy beverage ideas to get you through to November 8th. 

Check out our sneak peek of some of the most patriotic libations from the book and raise your glass to the forefathers who really knew how to party. The full book is available exclusively to guests who book the EWOW Suite at any of the 24 W Hotels throughout the United States from October 28th until Election Day. 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON’S OLD FASHION

Like the cool kids in Brooklyn, Portland or Seattle today, Washington was an on-trend whiskey man. So much so that he distilled and bottled his own private-label at his ancestral home of Mount Vernon! Try this modern take on an “Old Fashioned.”

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

2oz Redemption Rye

5 oz Benedictine liqueur

2 dashes The Bitter

Truth Lemon Bitters

NOW WHAT:

1. Stir over ice.

 

2. Strain and serve in a rocks glass with one Kold Draft cube.

 

3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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rutherford b. hayes’ party punch

Hayes’ wife (referred to as “Lemonade Lucy”) was a staunch prohibitionist. So Hayes would stash rum around the house to spike her punches at White House parties.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

25oz Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum

10oz pineapple juice

8oz passion fruit juice

8oz cold brewed green tea

8oz ginger syrup

8oz lemon juice

10 dash Angostura bitters

5 dash vanilla

Lemon slices for garnish

now what:

1. Mix all ingredients in pitcher or bowl.

 

2. Garnish a tall glass with one lemon slice & fill with ice.

 

3. Pour punch over ice and serve.

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Franklin d. Roosevelt’s martini

America’s most prolific President was also a prolific lover of martinis – known to shake a stiff drink for White House guests himself. Try our recipe for the perfect dry martini…

What You’ll need:

2.5 oz gin
5 oz gewurztraminer
Two dashes bitter truth grapefruit bitters

Now what

1. Stir over ice in a mixing glass.

 

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

3. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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John F Kennedy’s Daiquiri

Cocktail culture in the 60’s was quite elaborate and JFK ironically favored the Cuban-born tropical favorite, the daiquiri. Set sail for the tropics with our amped up daiquiri…

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

2oz Cana brava rum

.75oz lime juice

.5oz royal combier

.5oz simple syrup

NOW WHAT

1. Shake all ingredients over ice.

 

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

3. Garnish with a lime wheel.