After the election of 2014, Obama invited incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to what has been referred to as “Bourbon Summit ”
While McConnell indicates that he Bourbon Summit will happen, he says choosing which brand of bourbon to have would be like “picking a favorite child.”
As the new Congress convenes this week on January 6, 2015, BourbonBlog.com suggests a few of our own politically themed whiskey and Bourbon cocktails along with a list of Bourbons which might be appropriate for this Bourbon Summit. (Add to our list with YOUR suggestions under comments here).
For these cocktails, we’re using Filibuster Dual Cask Bourbon and also whiskeys from The Copper Fox Distillery (based near D.C.). BourbonBlog.com Mixologist Stephen Dennison and his “Capitol Cocktails” stimulate your taste buds and make you lobby for more.
2 oz Filibuster Bourbon
1/4 oz. Sweet vermouth
8 Black Whole Peppercorns
Dry stir in shaker before adding ice for 45 seconds. After dry stir, add ice and stir until frost forms on the outside of shaker. Strain into cocktail glass being careful not to remove any peppercorns. Garnish with expressed orange swath.
2 oz. Copper Fox Rye Whisky
1/2 oz. Orange Bitters
Stir ingredients over ice, strain and serve in Cocktail Glass.
The Great Debate
2 oz Copper Fox Rye Whisky
2 oz. Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye
2 Tasting Glasses
Pour in two separate Glencairn tasting glasses. Experience the “Old School” vs. “New School.” Compare, contrast and discuss the Liberal vs. Conservative. No written essay required, please just drink and enjoy. –
Bourbon and Whiskey Suggestions for President Obama and Sen. McConnell
– Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 119.3-proof , Booker’s, and any other high proof bourbon that will get the truth flowing
– Old Blowhard Bourbon
– Fighting Cock Bourbon
– Jefferson’s Presidential Select 30 Year Old Bourbon
– Filibuster Bourbon
– Red State / Blue State Bourbons
– Big Ass Bourbon
– PennyPacker Bourbon