Category Archives: Political Mixology

Hennessy 44 Commemorates Inauguration of 44th President

Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the US.   What else makes the news?

At precisely the time the 44th President of the United States took the oath of office, the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (pop. 361) vowed to set aside a barrel of Tennessee Whiskey to mark this moment in history.  This special barrel will become the “Presidential Barrel” in President Obama’s honor.  Once this “Presidential Barrel” has completed the aging process, it will be bottled, sold and proceeds will go to benefit various charities.

Cocktails also headline.

HENNESSY 44

Hennessy 44 - Cheri Loughlin Cocktail Stock Photography1-1/2 measure Hennessy Cognac

4 measures Pineapple Juice

Champagne

Pineapple Slice or Lemon Twist Garnish

Pour cognac and pineapple juice in highball glass with ice. Add champagne. Stir gently. Garnish with slice of pineapple or fresh lemon twist.

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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Political Mixology: Donkey & Elephant

The Blue Donkey – The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

1-1/2 measure Cherry Vodka

1 measure Blue Curacao

1/2 measure Sour Apple Schnapps

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

The Red Elephant –The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

2 measures Vanilla Vodka

1/2 measure Premium Orange Liqueur

1 measure Pomegranate Juice

Orange Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh orange twist.

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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Political Mixology: Double-Down Donkey

Double-Down Donkey

2 measures Citrus Vodka

1/2 measure Blue Curacao

1 measure Sour Mix

1-1/2 measure Brut Champagne

Combine vodka, Blue Curacao and sour mix in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass or champagne flute. Top with chilled champagne.

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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Political Mixology: All-In Elephant

All-In Elephant

1 measure Rum

1 measure Amaretto

1/2 Fresh Lime – Squeezed

1 measure Cranberry Juice

1 measure Orange Juice

1/4 measure Grenadine

Place ice in highball glass. Add rum, amaretto and juices. Stir. Float grenadine on top. Serve with a straw. Spiced rum or coconut rum may be used as flavorful substitutes in lieu of regular light rum.

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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It’s Happy Hour in America with SVEDKA Election Day Cocktails

“It’s happy hour in America” all evening as we wait and see who the next President of the United States will be. Get out to vote, then sit back with a cocktail to watch the election returns. 

Dirty Delegate – AKA: Classic Martini

2-1/2 parts SVEDKA Vodka

1/2 part Dry Vermouth

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake or stir according to preference until well chilled. Strain into chilled martini glass.

Swing Voter – AKA: Creamsicle

2 parts SVEDKA VANILLA

1/2 part Grenadine

1/2 part Lemon Juice

Topped with Ginger Ale

Lemon Wheel Garnish

Pour all liquids except ginger ale into a shaker filled with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with lemon wheel.

The Cosmopolitician – AKA: Clementine Cosmo

2 parts SVEDKA CLEMENTINE

1/2 part Orange Juice

1 teaspoon Orange Marmalade

Orange Wedge Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange wedge.

SVEDKA – “Voted #1 Vodka of 2033,” each bottle of SVEDKA is made using a centuries-old Swedish vodka recipe. First meticulously distilling over three pounds of high-quality Swedish winter wheat for forty hours in an innovative five-column process. Then blending it with the finest spring water to achieve the SVEDKA crisp, clean finish. 

Cheri Loughlin is a leading cocktail and photography resource for beverage companies, event planners, businesses and individuals. High resolution cocktail and beverage stock photography images are available in downloadable digital format in the newly redesigned Stock Photography Gallery at www.cheriloughlin.com.

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