Celebrate the dawning of a new day with these three happy cocktails.
Baracktail (my own invention)
- 4 dashes blue curacao (for the color of the Democratic party)
- 4 ounces chilled champagne (for celebration)
- 1 pineapple chunk (for Barack’s Hawaiian birthplace)
Swirl the curacao around the sides of a champagne glass, fill with champagne and garnish with a cube of pineapple.
Chicago (for Barack Obama’s political base)
- 2 ounces cognac
- 1 dash curacao
- 1 dash bitters
Stir cognac, curacao and bitters with ice. Strain into a wine glass and fill with champagne.
Gloom Raiser (for hope and change)
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 dash grenadine
- 1 dash Pernod
Stir gin, vermouth and grenadine with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Float Pernod on top.