3 Drinks to Help You Through the Inauguration (and the next four years)
Welp! The time has finally come. Our elected 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, will now take the oath of office. No matter if you voted for Hillary, voted for Trump, or opted to not vote at all, drinking is probably on the menu.
What an interesting four years this is going to be.
We took the liberty of curating three drinks to help you get through the inauguration (and the next four years). These are perfect for Homemade Happy Hour while watching the inauguration and all of the event festivities. With the entertainment line-up (or lack thereof) that has been planned, a drink (or three) will be in order.
Luckily for all of us, the inauguration takes place on a Friday, giving us Saturday and Sunday to recover.
These drinks are not only for the next 24 hours, but will help us all during the next four years. Not that we have a negative outlook with the future of the state of our union—we just have a feeling that libations will assist us all in this whole change of power process.
Here are our top 3 drinks to help you through the inauguration.
1. Moonshine Mule
This is our take on the Moscow Mule, which typically uses vodka as the featured alcohol. Since the inauguration is a special occasion, it may call for something a tad bit stronger. We suggest your favorite moonshine.
- 1 1/2 ounces of moonshine (try Ole Smoky Tennesse moonshine)
- 1-2 cup of premium ginger beer (Goslings is our fav!)
- 1/2 fluid ounce lime juice
- 1 fresh basil leaf
- 1 lime wedge
- crushed ice
Directions: Pour moonshine and lime juice into a cup (preferably a copper mug). Add crushed ice and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Add a basil leaf and garnish with a lime wedge.
2. Blue Moon Mimosa
Blue Moon Belgian white is our favorite American wheat. This mimosa is a light delight, but it will take your mind off of the madness, well temporarily.
- 3/4 cup champagne, chilled (can’t go wrong with Lamarca Prosecco)
- 1/4 cup of Blue Moon
- Orange slice garnish
Directions: Mix three parts of your favorite bubbly to one part of Blue Moon beer. Add an orange slice for garnish. Enjoy!
3. Not your Mom’s Hot Chocolate
This one will make you feel all warm inside, and take your mind off of the possible removal of “Obamacare”.
- 3/4 cup of almond milk
- hot chocolate mix
- Irish Creme liqueur (try St. Brendan’s)
Directions: Heat your almond milk. Stir in your favorite brand of hot chocolate mix. Stir in the Baileys. Toss in a couple marshmallows and sip slow!
As always, this post is intended for those 21 years or older. Drink responsibly!
And make sure to bookmark this post for future Homemade Happy Hours. We have a feeling we are all going to need it.