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Bourbon Is The Key For Republican and Democratic Unity

During Wednesday’s White House news conference, President Obama said he would “enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell” to discuss ways the two could work together following Midterm Elections. The Republican senator from Kentucky to be Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell has a well-known love for bourbon. However, Obama added that he doesn’t know what McConnell’s preferred drink is… so we thought we would help him out with a few possible options below!

Regardless of their political leanings, it’s nice to know we can all agree on one thing – Bourbon.  Is.  Delicious.

LONG TERM OLD FASHIONED

Ingredients:

1.3 oz Bulleit Bourbon

1 dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters

0.25 oz Cherry Liqueur

0.5 oz Simple syrup

2 orange slices

2 cherries

Preparation: Muddle a cherry and orange slice with the syrup and liqueur and the dash of bitters in a bar mixing glass. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Add the Bulleit Rye and ice and stir garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Why: While Obama and McConnell try to work together for a better future, we suggest they sit back and sip an Old Fashioned.  One of the most historic cocktails in our country’s history, it’s enjoyed one of the longest terms around.

SOUTHERN SIMPLICITY

Ingredients:

1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

1 tsp. cane syrup

1 lemon disc (pinched)

Preparation: Build in a rocks glass, swizzle with a small amount of crushed ice, then add 1 cube. No garnish.

Why: An easy-to-make cocktail featuring Bulleit Bourbon would serve as a nice reminder that sometimes simple answers are the best ones.

ORPHAN BARREL RHETORIC BOURBON WHISKEY

Ingredients:

1.3 oz. Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Bourbon Whiskey

2 cubes of ice

Why: Both politicians are extremely smart gentlemen.  However, as with all politics, argumentation and Rhetoric will ultimately rule the roost.

ORPHAN BARREL BARTERHOUSE BOURBON WHISKEY

Ingredients:

1.3 oz. Orphan Barrel Barterhouse Bourbon Whiskey

2 cubes of ice

Why: Many Americans remain frustrated the two sides can’t work together to create solutions that appeal to a wider audience.  Surely a sip or two of Barterhouse will help them navigate the give-and-take process a bit more fluidly.