New York Hotels Want You to (Get Drunk and) Vote
New York's Tribeca Grand Hotel may have the debate parties, but The Muse and the W New York have got the cocktails to guzzle for when John McCain says things like "that one" and Barack Obama shows utter disregard for Tom Brokaw.
The Muse has concocted candidate-themed cocktails, such as the Cuppa Joe Biden (with vodka, Baileys, whiskey, coffee, crème and--suspiciously, or not?--a little brown sugar) and the McCandy Cane (peppermint Schnapps, white creme de cacao, grenadine, half-n-half and a candy-cane garnish).
There's also the Pom Pom Palin (vodka, Cointreau, Pom juice, champagne and a red sugar "lipstick" rim) and last but not least, the On the Baracks (citrus vodka, blue curacao, lime juice and Sprite, on the rocks, of course).
Though we can't stand to admit it, we think the Pom Pom Palin wins our vote.
Meanwhile, over at the W New York on Lexington Avenue, we're undecided on which candidate cocktail gets our vote. As part of the hotel's "Declare Yourself Blue" and "Declare Yourself Red" packages, the hotel is offering guests either two Obama Pama cocktails or two 10 Cain Rum cocktails, but alas, we don't know what either candidate cocktail stands for--er, consists of.
Luckily, the $499-packages have other perks, including a Vote tote (made of recycled materials), a donkey or elephant T-shirt, a "Declare Yourself" book and, of course, accommodations. Both packages are available through November 11.
So go ahead and raise a glass to your candidate--it's the American way!