Coincidence? I think not. Regardless of your political affiliations and who you’re voting for, we can all agree that after today we are ALL going to need a shot. Good thing it’s National Shot Day and have just the right cocktails inspired by the candidates but made to make you forget them (even if it’s just for one night).

donaldThe Donald

Like Donald, the choice is anything but subtle.


  • 2 oz. of vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Goldschläger gold-leaf cinnamon schnapps
  • Orange juice

Mix the vodka and the Goldschläger in a Collins glass filled with ice and topic with orange juice. To make it even more Trump-like, garnish it with an orange wheel and big puff of cotton candy.

The Mike Pence

This drink is the (side)kick you need to start your night.


  • 1 bag hibiscus tea
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • Garnish with a cherry

Prepare the tea and let cool. Pour the prepared tea and bourbon into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with a splash of club soda and garnish with cherries.


hillaryThe Hillary

This option’s a little stiffer than the classic Democrat cocktail.


  • 2 1/2 oz. of gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. peach liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. honey syrup
  • Soda water

Mix all the ingredients except the soda water into a Collins glass filled with ice. Stir and top it with soda water. Garnish it with a lemon wheel for Mrs. Clinton’s blonde hair.

The Tim Kaine

It might not be the most exciting, but everyone will still love this sweet “dad drink.”


  • 1 oz. Silver Fox Virginia rum
  • Cola

Pour the rum into an ice-filled Collins glass, and top with cola. Garnish with an apple fan, and serve with a big smile.