Throwing a sequester shindig this weekend? Of course you are! But if you want to be the host or hostess with the mostest, be sure your guests are able to drown their frustration in our democracy with these tasty drinks. It’ll make for a night you can’t ever remember (not that you would really want to).
3 ounces gin
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pour club soda into a cocktail shaker and leave it out on the counter for a few hours before your party begins, allowing its optimistic bubbles plenty of time to encounter bureaucratic inertia and lose all their energy as final hour draws ever nearer. Once
the deadline has passed the party begins, add the remaining ingredients to your flat soda and shake vigorously. It won’t jolt any life back into the drink, but at least the gin will go down easier.
Shouts & Murmurs - Click-through to see Caitlin Kelly’s four other recipes for sequester-watching cocktails: http://nyr.kr/13tBV87