Posted October 5, 2012

Poste Moderne Brassiere Serves Election Cocktails

Eat + Drink

It’s election season, which means you may be throwing support behind your party. You also may simply want to party.

If the latter is the case, then head to Poste Moderne Brasserie in Washington D.C., where head bartender Jason Wiles has created three election-themed cocktails — one for Democrats, one for Tea Partiers and one for Independent voters. They’re available now through Election Day. You can also make your own at home using the recipes below.

On Election Day, Poste will raise spirits especially high with all-day happy hour (the cocktails will be available for $10) and bar menu service until 1 a.m.

The winning party’s cocktail will stay on the menu through the Inauguration. Choose wisely, citizens!

The Bi-Partisan Martini ($14)

1 ½ oz. Plymouth Gin
1 ½ oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash lemon bitters

Combine equal parts of all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a martini glass.

The Tea Partier ($12)

1 ½ oz. Sailor Jerry Rum
¾ oz. chamomile and citrus tea
¼ oz. lemon juice
¼ oz. lime juice
¼ oz. agave nectar
2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker tin. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.

A Blue State of Mind ($12)

1 ½ oz. Bluecoat Gin
½ oz. St. Germain
¼ oz. lime juice
2 in. sprig of rosemary
Vieux Carre absinthe rinse

Combine ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and double-strain into a martini glass that has been rinsed with absinthe.

Poste Moderne Brasserie is located at 555 8th Street, NW Washington, DC. For reservations, call 202-783-6060 or visit or     


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