Sarasota's State Street Eating House + Cocktails has a variety of classic and modern drinks for the many moods you might feel on election day. Here are some of their top recommendations for a patriotic sip:
One of State Street's most popular drinks, the Bramble has the tartness of lemon and the sweetness of blackberry, with a dark blue hue.
3 blackberries, muddled
2 oz. gin
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
0.75 oz. simple syrup
0.5 oz. créme de mure
Muddle the blackberries in a separate bowl or glass. Add ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice. Strain ingredients into a chilled glass over crushed ice. Pour créme de mure on top. Garnish and serve.
A classic drink with bitter citrusy and red cherry flavors, this will keep bitter feelings at bay.
2 oz. bourbon
0.25 oz. simple syrup
3 drops orange bitters
3 drops Angostura bitters
Garnish with Maraschino cherry and orange rind
Pour ingredients into a chilled glass with ice and stir gently until mixed. Garnish with cherry and orange rind and serve.
If waiting for the results is making you want to jet to a private island, try sitting down with a simple Daiquiri.
2 oz. rum
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Pour ingredients into a chilled shaker with ice and shake. Pour drink into chilled, stemmed glass and serve.
State Street Eating House + Cocktails is located at 1533 State St., Sarasota. For for more info, call (941) 951-1533 or click here.