State of the Union Cocktail: For Sipping Only!

State of the Union, #SOTU, State of the Union cocktail, El President cocktailAs President Obama gives his second to last State of the Union address, we know there are plenty of drinking games and Twitter parties to mark the occasion. But what if you want just one perfect cocktail for sipping that is appropriate for the event, even if you haven’t been invited to sit in the presidential gallery next to the First Lady?

I’d recommend this appropriately named beverage!

El Presidente — Worthy of a head of state!

1 1/2 ounces light rum
1/2 ounce vermouth
2 dashes of grenadine
Juice of 1/2 lime

Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
Add rum, vermouth, grenadine and lime juice.
Shake.
Strain into a cocktail glass.

Suzi Parker, TBS’ resident mixologist, is an Arkansas-based political and cultural journalist and author of “Echo Ellis: Adventures of a Girl Reporter,” “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt” and “1000 Best Bartender’s Recipes.” She writes frequently for The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, and numerous other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @SuziParker.

To schedule an interview with Suzi or book her for a speaking engagement, you can reach her at suziparker13@gmail.com.

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