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9 Cocktails to Make Now Because the 2016 Presidential Election is Driving You to Drink

by Laurie Gunning Grossman ; Updated August 31, 2017

Are you experiencing presidential election overload? If so, do this:

  1. Step away from your screens.
  2. Quickly chill a cocktail glass.
  3. Mix one of the cocktail recipes listed below.
  4. Down it.
  5. Repeat.

You can't go wrong with whichever you recipe you choose — in this case, all of the candidates are winners. Unlike... no, no, no! I won't get into that discussion. (At least not until I've had a drink or two.)

A Refreshing Pomegranate Gin and Tonic

Just the right amount of sweetness to help erase the bitter aftertaste from the cutthroat debates.

A Straight Up Martini

With so many crazy accusations flying around during this campaign season, you just want things straight up. Enter this martini.

A Tom Collins Companion

Tom Collins sounds like a good running mate. For your mouth.

A Gin and Tonic Dream Team

Gin will never contradict his running mate, Tonic. These two are a team.

A Margarita Policy Maker

What's a margarita's policy on drinking? To get you drunk. Now that's something both parties can agree on.

An Old Fashioned for the Future

Choosing an old fashioned is a classic pick for a cocktail, but perhaps your choice for president is more modern. As in, electing the first woman president type of modern.

A Gimlet You Can Get Behind

There's no question of character here: a Gimlet is just plain good.

A Sidecar for Your Side-Eye

A sidecar is saucily sour. Because sometimes that's how you feel after reading Twitter, Facebook, the news...

A Caipirinha to Feel Carefree

For all the times you need to escape. Caipirinha, take me away.

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About the Author

Laurie Gunning Grossman is an editorial director at eHow and has contributed to numerous online publications including Fine Living, The Cradle, Modern Mom and Disney's Babyzone. Her interest and expertise focus on lifestyle content, including design & decor, food, health & wellness, DIY and family life.