Election buzz: Cocktails for your viewing party

Nov. 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM ET

Hornitos /
Horses and Bayonets, one of our favorite catch phrases from this election cycle.

What better way to celebrate the biggest night of the year than by mixing together some election-themed cocktails for your viewing party? Go get your vote on, then toast yourself with a tasty cocktail for being a good citizen. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Horses and Bayonets (created by New York City mixologist Laura Cruz)


  • 1.5 parts Hornitos® Anejo Tequila
  • ½ part Agave Nectar
  • ½ part Lime Juice
  • 6-8 Blueberries

Muddle blueberries and lime juice in a glass. Add tequila and agave nectar. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into shot glass.


  • 2 parts Hornitos® Reposado Tequila
  • 1.5 parts Bloody Mary Mix
  • ½ part lime juice

Shake and serve in shot glass half rimmed with a salt, pepper and cayenne mixture

Malibu /

The One Percent

  • 2 parts Malibu® Black
  • 1/2 part Chambord®
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1/2 part pomegranate juice

Shake all ingredients in a shaker and strain into a well-chilled martini glass.

Skinnygirl /

Skinnygirl Swing State Spritzer

  • 2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
  • 5 muddled blueberries
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Club soda

Mix all ingredients except club soda. Pour over ice, top with a splash of club and enjoy

The Ticket Splitter

  • 2 parts Courvoisier® Gold
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 part fresh pineapple juice

Shake and strain into a rocks glass and serve over ice with an orange peel garnish.