4th_cocktailsThe 2014 mid-term elections came to a close on Wednesday and you’re either raising your glass in celebration or drowning your sorrows. While we may not always agree on political parties, we’re all staunch supporters of the cocktail party and we have a mid-term election cocktail for you. Whether you’re toasting victory or numbing the pain, mix up the following, put on your favorite episode of The West Wing, House of Cards, or Scandal and enjoy!

The “Washington” Cocktail

• 1 ½ oz dry vermouth
• ¾ oz brandy
• 2 dashes simple syrup
• 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add vermouth, brandy, syrup and bitters. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Bottoms up!