The folks at Yahoo! Shine asked me to come up with an “Obamatini” in honor of Barack Obama’s inauguration next Tuesday. Rather than slop some liquor into a cocktail glass and color it blue, here’s an honest cocktail that will let you celebrate the occasion in style!
For an authentic Hope and Glory, all the ingredients must be from the U.S.A. Some, you’ll find, have a special kinship with the new prez. If you don’t drink it you’re un-American! It’s a cocktail we can believe in!
The Hope and Glory
3/4 oz. dark Hawaiian rum (Maui or Sergeant Classick are your only real choices)
3/4 oz. American Port or sweet, late-harvest red wine (like Late Harvest Zinfandel)
1 sugar cube (from American sugar)
California sparkling wine (Chandon or Piper Sonoma work well)
Add the first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the sparkling wine and serve immediately.