If you’re gay, or just progressive, and you follow Texas politics, Election Day fills you with a sense of hope and dread. It’s enough to make you start drinkin’. Or just continue doing so. In recognition of that, we added an extra Cocktail Friday edition this week with a bourbon drink called the Swing Vote. Because we can use a good swing to the left today.
1.5 oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 oz. Madeira
3/4 oz. honey syrup
1/2 oz. lemon juice
Grapefruit bitters, grapefruit slice, mint.
Making it: Combine all the liquid ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Add one dash of bitters. SHake. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with a wheel of grapefruit and mint sprig.