Pick Your Poison: Dallas bar creates candidate cocktails for Super Tuesday

- Need a little something extra to get you through Super Tuesday? One Dallas bar hopes its liberal libations and conservative creations will help.

The Rustic in Uptown is inviting patrons pick for their favorite presidential cocktail – drinks with names like Hillarita and the Bush Bomb -- while watching live Super Tuesday news coverage. Orders will be tallied on a giant chalkboard.

So who what are the top menu contenders? The descriptions below are from the bar's website.

Hillarita – A frosty cold concoction with a liberal helping of Dulce Vida Tequila and Paula's Orange, served frozen or on the rocks (depending on which way the wind is blowing) and delivered in a mason jar by your own private server.

The Socialist – You’ll feel the Bern with this progressive cocktail topped with a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia and served with a straw of Vermont maple syrup. It’s free, plus $9 in taxes. We'll redistribute $3 of every purchase to Kidd’s Kids.

Trumptini – A rich blend of Karlsson's Gold Vodka and vermouth dusted in gold flakes, served in a martini glass and accompanied by a gold-rimmed plate of caviar. Trust us, it's a winner. Many people have said it’s the best drink they've ever had. Absolutely no foreign ingredients.

Booz Cruz — An unabashedly conservative, Texas-sized punch born in the Canadian Rockies. Stiff as hell and doesn't pair well with anything. You’ll be carpet bombing in no time.

Marco Libre — An overly ambitious mix of Florida ruby red grapefruit juice fused with un-aged Cuban rum. Well-scripted and just as good the second, third and fourth times, it’ll make you feel young again, though a bit out of place at the big kids' table.

Kasich Kosmo – A harmless enough cocktail straight out of the Rust Belt, this nondescript blend of vodka, lime and cherry juice is a popular choice for the risk-averse. Warning: May lead to lame dad jokes.

Ben’s Brain Freeze — An intellectually stimulating yet understated cocktail featuring Plymouth Sloe Gin, hold the fizz. Order this one under your breath and prepare to melt into the background.

The Bush Bomb (#writeincandidate)– A mainstream concoction of vodka, gin, rum and triple sec that tastes like something you've had before and weren't sure you liked. Topped off with a shot of Red Bull to keep you from dozing off early.

“What better way to watch as history unfolds than with a great drink handcrafted in the image of our next Commander in Chief?” said Kyle Noonan, co-owner of The Rustic.

The drink specials will be available from 11 a.m. until closing only on Tuesday.


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