I can’t believe we are here. Election Day already, the BIGGEST “game day” The United States has seen in a long time! Hopefully by now those of you who can have early voted and you are poised to be glued to the TV until the winner is announced. For those of you who had to wait until today to vote then you will find this post really comforting at the end of the day because you will need a stiff drink after waiting in long lines. When it comes to cocktails, I tend to gravitate toward the fruitier variety. Cameron likes whiskey and jalapeño flavored tequila, ick! We are a house divided on the issue of cocktails haha! That being said, I do feel like an occasion like this election day with such “colorful” candidates requires a drink that is a little stronger. My plan tonight is to put my angel down for bed, hop in my pj’s, eat left over chili followed by my election day themed sugar cookies in bed, and watch til there’s a winner (if I can stay up that long.) The “milk” for my cookies will be this salted caramel coated, decked out white Russian because…vodka…that’s what we’ll need to make it through folks!
- Salted Caramel Coffee Liqueur (Bailey's)
- Caramel Vodka (Smirnoff)
- Half & Half
- Caramel Sauce
- In a cocktail shaker combine Bailey's, vodka, and half and half. Stir with spoon to combine.
- Drip caramel sauce down the side of your glass then add ice.
- Pour in your cocktail and add extra caramel sauce to your liking.
Let’s face it, watching the polls go up and down isn’t the most exciting time. If you feel yourself getting a little sleepy fire up that coffee pot, add a little of the salted caramel Bailey’s to your brew and a little whipped cream to top it off if you are feeling adventurous! The salted caramel flavor in coffee is delicious!
No matter if you are right, left, or in the middle on the issues, we can all agree that these cocktails are a winner. Go forth and watch, tweet, and Facebook rant the night away and may the odds be ever in your favor!