Celebrate or commiserate over election results with these local craft cocktails

These drinks will suit all political palates
Posted at 5:34 AM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 15:55:23-05

CINCINNATI -- Months of mudslinging, political discord and debate will (hopefully) come to an end Tuesday with the election of the 45th president of the United States.

Depending on which candidate wins, some voters will want to celebrate the election's outcome, while others will want to drown their sorrows. That's why we asked three local bartenders to recommend drinks for both scenarios.

See which drinks bartenders at Sundry and Vice, The Video Archive and The Globe Covington recommended in the video above.

Want to know more about the cocktails suggested? Here's more details about each drink.

Video Archive: Owner Jacob Trevino put fun twists on his cocktails for winners and losers. His winners cocktail, To the Republic, is made with bourbon, house-made raspberry syrup and sparkling wine. He said the cocktail is an uplifting, light blend of the best parts of America.

"What's more American than bourbon?" Trevino asked.

For those sad about their candidate's loss, Trevino offered the Bitter Ohioan, a blend of Campari, simple syrup, lemon juice and the drinker's pick of their favorite local IPA beer.

The name speaks for itself.

Video Archive: 965 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills.

Sundry and Vice: Bartender Layne Schneider offered classic takes on two drinks on the Over-the-Rhine cocktail bar's new menu, which debuts Tuesday.

For the celebratory drink, Schneider recommended a champagne cocktail made with sparkling wine, a brown sugar cube and bitters. Her reason? The cocktail is light, refreshing and the best for raising a victory toast.

The recommendation for folks mourning their candidate's loss is a little heavier. The Mile High is a blend of bourbon, dry vermouth, absinthe, walnut liqueur, Licor 43 and Peychaud's bitters.

Sundry and Vice: 18 W. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine.

The Globe Covington: Bartender Darren Parr followed a similar line of logic in selecting election-themed cocktails.

He recommended the Oval Office, made with ginger and elderflower liqueurs, lemon and pear juices and sparkling wine, for people looking to celebrate.

For those wanting to forget the election outcome, there's the Bitter End, a cocktail with a heavy splash of rye whiskey blended with sweet vermouth, bitter liqueur, lemon juice and a cherry.

Whiskey is perfect for drowning your sorrows, Parr said.

The Globe: 12 E. Fifth St., Covington.