The 2016 presidential election has driven some of us to drink. Head to the Rustic in Uptown Dallas on Super Tuesday, March 1, and you can sip a mixed drink named for your favorite candidate.
Some of the candidate cocktails have funny names like the Booz Cruz, the Hillarita and Ben's Brain Freeze. Despite Jeb Bush bowing out of the campaign, the Bush Bomb is still available, though like in the presidential race, it probably won't get much attention. All cocktails are $9, available from 11 a.m. to midnight on March 1.
In the spirit of a true election, each drink ordered counts as a vote.
So who will be Uptown's booziest bidder? Here are the cocktail names and descriptions, as written by folks at the Rustic:
A frosty cold concoction with a liberal helping of Dulce Vida Tequila and Paula's Orange, served frozen or on the rocks (depending on which way the wind is blowing) and delivered in a mason jar by your own private server.
You'll feel the Bern with this progressive cocktail topped with a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia and served with a straw of Vermont maple syrup. It's free, plus $9 in taxes. We'll redistribute $3 of every purchase to Kidd's Kids.
A rich blend of Karlsson's Gold Vodka and vermouth dusted in gold flakes, served in a martini glass and accompanied by a gold-rimmed plate of caviar. Trust us, it's a winner. Many people have said it's the best drink they've ever had. Absolutely no foreign ingredients.
An unabashedly conservative, Texas-sized punch born in the Canadian Rockies. Stiff as hell and doesn't pair well with anything. You'll be carpet bombing in no time.
(But does it come with a Texas flag or a Canadian flag? That's the question.)
An overly ambitious mix of Florida ruby red grapefruit juice fused with un-aged Cuban rum. Well-scripted and just as good the second, third and fourth times, it'll make you feel young again, though a bit out of place at the big kids' table.
A harmless enough cocktail straight out of the Rust Belt, this nondescript blend of vodka, lime and cherry juice is a popular choice for the risk-averse. Warning: May lead to lame dad jokes.
Ben's Brain Freeze
An intellectually stimulating yet understated cocktail featuring Plymouth Sloe Gin, hold the fizz. Order this one under your breath and prepare to melt into the background.
The Bush Bomb (#writeincandidate)
A mainstream concoction of vodka, gin, rum and triple sec that tastes like something you've had before and weren't sure you liked. Topped off with a shot of Red Bull to keep you from dozing off early.