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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


posted by on August 12 at 15:25 PM

Jackie Roberts, the owner of The Pink Door, has created a cocktail in Barack’s honor. (My personal previous political experience related to The Pink Door took place at the 25th anniversary party, when a partygoer camped out in front of the king crab legs, eating away, prompted a certain city council member’s wife to observe, “It’s a buffet, not a trough.” That party was FUN.)

The Obama-rama: the drink and the reasoning!


2 oz. Crater Lake Vodka (hand-crafted American vodka from Oregon) WHY? Because he loves America

2 oz. freshly pressed grape juice WHY? Because he’s fresh!

1/2 oz. Cointreau WHY? Because he has a sweet side

1/2 oz. freshly pressed lemon juice WHY? Because he HAS to win Florida

Just a whisper of curacao to make the drink the color of green
WHY? because he is serious about the environment

Drink is served up in a sugared martini glass garnished with a frozen sugar-grape on an American flag hand-decorated by the owner with glitter bling

$10 (one dollar of every drink goes to the OBAMA campaign)

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That's a shit drink for girls.

Posted by Ziggity | August 12, 2008 3:26 PM

More fun than a sidecar, I guess.

Posted by Greg | August 12, 2008 3:27 PM

shouldn't it have kool-aid in it?

Posted by Jiberish | August 12, 2008 3:46 PM

I'm throwing up.

Posted by rb | August 12, 2008 3:47 PM

What's in a McCain?

4 oz prune juice
4 oz. sauerkraut juice
1 oz unripe/unsweetened grapefuit juice
1 pickled sausage
1 sardine
1 hot pepper
A dash of alum
4 crushed saltines

Posted by alkie | August 12, 2008 3:59 PM

Too many ingredients. And it seems a bit sweet for my taste, though I'm sure lots of people would enjoy this drink. A Manhattan works for me, thanks. As a matter of fact, it's working for me right now. Or the old-timey martinis with gin, sweet vermouth (yes, sweet) and orange bitters.

I can stop whenever I want. Really.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | August 12, 2008 4:02 PM

@5: don't forget to epsom salt the rim.

Posted by Ziggity | August 12, 2008 4:09 PM

Ummm $10 for that!

Right. Make it $6 and donate $2 to the Obama campaign, and you have a closer representation of the true costs, and then we'll see if she really does contribute to Obama out of altruism or marketing.

Posted by Reality Check | August 12, 2008 4:12 PM

uh, wow a whole fuckin' dollar out of a $10 drink so the very generous Ms Roberts is making about $8 profit off this...nice.

Posted by michael strangeways | August 12, 2008 4:13 PM

Name a girly sweet foo-foo drink after Obama WHY?

1. Because he's a wimp and Democrats are soft on terror! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

2. Because Obama doesn't poll well with white males, who are the least likely demographic to drink something like this.

3. Because it's a classy joint. What'd you expect, Obama-hemed Budweiser specials?

Posted by Hernandez | August 12, 2008 4:18 PM

We won't support spine-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!! Go Hillary 2012.

Posted by clintonsarmy | August 12, 2008 4:19 PM


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Posted by elenchos | August 12, 2008 4:42 PM

i have to squeeze the juice out of grapes?


harvard cocktail, please:

- 2 oz Brandy
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Grenadine
- 1 dash Bitters

Posted by max solomon | August 12, 2008 5:17 PM

I tried to drink a McCain but it made me start flip-flopping like a fish and forgetting things from the last 30 years.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 12, 2008 5:42 PM


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Posted by Self-Hating Hipster | August 12, 2008 6:10 PM

And a shot of jaeger? WHY? Because once the primary's over, everything changes.

Posted by Troy | August 12, 2008 8:06 PM

omfg you are not kidding. everything has changed since the fucking primaries.

Posted by omfg | August 12, 2008 11:38 PM

I object to the "he HAS to win Florida" line.

Posted by Mike of Renton | August 13, 2008 11:39 AM

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