Washington, DC (March 2, 2012) – The race to the White House is on, and with no definite front-runner for the Republican Party, it’s still anybody’s game. Topaz Bar invites Washingtonians to stop by and catch the excitement on March 6, 2012 at its Super Tuesday Viewing Party. From 5 p.m. until close, Kimpton Mixologist Rico Wisner will stir up politically-charged campaign cocktails, including drinks inspired by the four GOP candidates and President Barack Obama. Patrons can throw their support towards their favorite presidential hopeful by ordering one of the following drinks from the official 2012 Topaz Bar Campaign Cocktail Menu:
- Romney Float – This rich, non-alcoholic treat features Old Dominion Root Beer finished with whipped heavy cream and a house-made “Salted Lake” caramel drizzle ($5). For those who can’t resist the hard stuff, a shot of Root Organic Liqueur ($6) can be added.
- Rick’s Tea Party – Throw your support towards Santorum. Tea is a large part of the mix in this cocktail featuring Green Tea Infused Absolut Vodka, Benedictine Liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. ($9)
- Ron’s PBR – Swig down an old-school beer that appeals to the younger generations too, and show support for Ron Paul with a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. ($5)
- Gin-grich and Tonic – Choose an old classic with a hint of the South in honor of Newt with this twist on a traditional gin and tonic. Enjoy Bluecoat American Dry Gin and Fentimans Tonic Water topped off with a Leopold Bros. Peach Liqueur float. ($9)
- Home Sweet Home – Obama’s looking to keep his cushy digs at the White House for the next four years. Vote for the incumbent with this homage to District’s official cocktail – The Rickey. This sweet twist on the classic includes Bulleit Bourbon, lime juice, club soda and a hint of pineapple juice. ($9)
Following Super Tuesday, the Campaign Cocktail Menu will be offered until the official GOP nominee is selected. At that time, Topaz Bar will invite patrons to cast their “vote” for the presidency by sipping on their favorite candidate’s cocktail. The bar will keep a running tally of who’s in the lead until the general election in November 2012.
Topaz Bar’s presidential past dates back to the early 1900s when Theodore Roosevelt lived where the Topaz Hotel now stands, during his tenure as McKinley’s Vice President and for a short time when president, before officially moving into the White House. For this reason, the 1733 N Street itself was sometimes referred to as the “Little White House.”