Election Themed Food and Drink
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Election-Themed Food and Drink Recipes Everyone Can Agree On

These recipes get our vote
Election Themed Food and Drink
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Every four years, Americans have the right to vote for the person they think should take the reigns in the Oval Office. After leaving the polls, what better way to watch the results roll in than over festive food and drink? Whether you’re celebrating your candidate’s victory or in need of a cocktail to wash back the tears, here are some patriotic and punny dishes for your election night viewing party.

You Hummus Vote

You Hummus Vote
Courtesy of McCormick

You hummus(t) vote, and you hummus(t) make this beloved Middle-Eastern dip. Not only are the chickpeas in hummus great for your health, but the dish can also be whipped up in under 10 minutes.

For the Classic Hummus recipe, click here.

Patriotic Cake Pops

Patriotic Cake Pops
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

America’s best dessert shops oftentimes feature decorated cake pops, and you can replicate that fun at home. Style them in your party’s color and hope the electoral map looks the same.

For the Patriotic Cake Pops recipe, click here.

Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears

Everyone loves sweet elephant ears — even if you’re not a Republican. These nostalgic state fair treats come together using just sugar, cinnamon and refrigerated pie crusts.

For the Elephant Ears recipe, click here.

‘Polled’ Pork Sandwiches

‘Polled’ Pork Sandwiches
Courtesy of Jason Goldstein/Chop Happy

This pulled pork recipe is even tastier than what mom used to make. While you wait in line to cast your vote at the polls, the meat cooks low and slow in a slow cooker until it’s tender and flavorful.

For the Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Blueberry Basil Hand Pies

Blueberry Basil Hand Pies
Courtesy of Living the Gourmet

Join the blue(berry) wave and try this hand pie recipe bursting with fresh flavors of some of the best pies you’ve ever had.

For the Blueberry Basil Hand Pies recipe, click here.

Gimme Mora Votes Margarita

Gimme Mora Votes Margarita
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

Mora means blackberry in Spanish, but for this election, we just need mora the tequila. Election night is also Taco Tuesday, so pair this cocktail with your favorite Mexican dishes. 

For the Gimme Mora Margarita, click here.

Red, White and Blue Pizza

Red, White and Blue Pizza
Courtesy of Blue Apron

Your guests may not agree on politics but they’ll unite behind colorful homemade pizza. The green party even gets a nod with a side of arugula salad. 

For the Red, White and Blue Pizza recipe, click here.

‘RepubliCranberry’ Cookies

‘RepubliCranberry’ Cookies

Courtesy of Domino Sugar

These cookies are made with the right ingredients. You won’t want to wait another four years before making this incredible cookie recipe again.

For the Cranberry Nut Cookies recipe, click here.

DemoCrab & Artichoke Dip

DemoCrab & Artichoke Dip
Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory

Finish off a loaf of bread by liberally spreading this dip onto a crusty slice. The delicious blend of crab, artichokes and cheese has our vote.

For the Crab & Artichoke Dip recipe, click here.

Fresh Raspberry Tart

Fresh Raspberry Tart
Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Red raspberry sauce and a cream cheese filling have this dessert leaning to the right side of our taste buds. This easy recipe simply requires fresh fruit and a few pantry staples.

For the Raspberry Tart recipe, click here.

 

Blackberry ‘GovernMint’ Smash

Blackberry ‘GovernMint’ Smash
Courtesy of LaCroix

This mocktail everyone will love is just like the ideal candidate: people-pleasing and not too sour. If the night starts not going your way, add gin.

For the Blackberry Mint Smash recipe, click here.

Nominee Hominy Fritters

Nominee Hominy Fritters
Courtesy of McCormick

Hopefully your candidate’s poll numbers don’t dip as much as you’ll be dipping these fritters into the homemade bacon pepper sauce. Similar to hush puppies, a classic Southern dish, this appetizer gets its rich flavor from whole kernels of hominy and thyme. 

For the Hominy Fritters recipe, click here.

‘Pop on Over to the Polls’ Pizza

‘Pop on Over to the Polls’ Pizza
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

This popover is sure to win the popular vote at your election night party. It’s filled with all the delicious flavors of your favorite old-school pizzerias baked into a warm puff pastry.

For the Popover Pizza recipe, click here.

‘My Favorite Candi-Date’ Energy Bars

‘My Favorite Candi-Date’ Energy Bars
Courtesy of McCormick

If the presidential race is close, election results could keep coming in late into the night. Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, stay alert with these nutritious energy bars made with dates and applesauce.

For the Energy Bars recipe, click here.

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark
Courtesy of Jason Goldstein/Chop Happy

Chocolate bark is a “platform” the whole nation can agree on. This patriotic dessert requires fewer than five ingredients and is a must for election night.

For the Three Ingredient Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark recipe, click here.

BipartiSangria

BipartiSangria

After hitting the polls, it’s time to “wine” down. Pick up some riesling and fresh fruit from your local grocery store, put it all in a pitcher and you’re ready to go. Sip, sip, hooray!

For the Red Sangria recipe, click here.

Left or Right Wings

Left or Right Wings
Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

It’s straight-up unAmerican to watch any heated competition without some Buffalo wings. Rather than ordering in from one of the best wing joints in the country, learn to make them yourself with this easy recipe.

For the Buffalo Wings recipe, click here.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza
Courtesy of Hood

Cookie dough and fresh fruit are running mates in this (pizza) party. For the health nuts out there, this dessert gets topped with all sorts of berries, a food everyone should be eating every day.

For the Fruit Pizza recipe, click here.

‘Campaign Trail’ Mix

‘Campaign Trail’ Mix

Loaded with peanut butter, this recipe is the ultimate polling place snack food. Share your trail mix and political opinions with Democrats and Republicans alike while you wait your turn at the voting booth.

For the Trail Mix recipe, click here.

‘Brocco-Leading the Polls’ Casserole

‘Brocco-Leading the Polls’ Casserole
JohnHancockPhoto/Shutterstock

If your candidate doesn’t win, you’re going to need some comfort food. That’s where this easy casserole recipe comes into play. Melted cheese and cream of mushroom soup are topped with crushed Ritz crackers for a crumbly, fulfilling finish.

For the Broccoli Casserole recipe, click here.

Coconut Berry Shortcake Trifle

Coconut Berry Shortcake Trifle
Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Even if voter turnout in your district isn’t impressive, at least this festive trifle will be. It looks difficult to make, but with a few baking tips, you can definitely pull it off.

For the Coconut Berry Shortcake Trifle recipe, click here.

Political Party Slush

Political Party Slush
Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Cool down any heated debates on election night with some slushies. Maraschino cherries and other frozen fruits make this flavorful punch irresistible.

For the Frozen Party Slush recipe, click here.

Lettuce Wrap Up the Campaign

Lettuce Wrap Up the Campaign
Courtesy of West of the Loop

Being that election night always falls on a Tuesday, you may just need a simple weeknight meal. Enter these steak lettuce wraps. A quick marinade and easy assembly allow you to get dinner on the table well before the victory speech starts.

For the Steak Lettuce Wraps recipe, click here.

First Lady Fingers Cake

‘First Lady’ Fingers Cake
Courtesy of Living the Gourmet

Channel your inner Jackie O and be the best host ever by making this stunning no-bake dessert recipe that’s sure to wow your guests. 

For the Lady Fingers Cake recipe, click here.

Red, White and Blue Dessert Fruit Pizza

Red, White and Blue Dessert Fruit Pizza
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Here’s another patriotic pizza recipe, but this nostalgic dessert starts with thin-crust pizza dough and gets some star-spangled style with the toppings.

For the Red, White and Blue Dessert Fruit Pizza recipe, click here.

‘We Carnita Vote’ Tacos

‘We Carnita Vote’ Tacos
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

This simple slow cooker recipe makes enough to feed all of Congress. If you love making your produce last longer by pickling red onions, they’ll go great on these tacos.

For the Carnitas Tacos recipe, click here.

Shaved ‘Vice’ Mocktail

Shaved ‘Vice’ Mocktail

Courtesy of McCormick

The exotic fruit calamansi gives this tart mocktail some extra spunk. You’ll be reaching across the aisle for this drink.

For the Shaved Ice Mocktail recipe, click here.

RepubliCandy Bar Cookies

RepubliCandy Bar Cookies

Courtesy of Pillsbury

These treats taste even better than America’s favorite candy bars. The vanilla bar cookies are topped with a caramel-pecan filling and a chocolate glaze. 

For the Candy Bar Cookies recipe, click here.

Vote for MEatloaf

Vote for MEatloaf
Courtesy of Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner

Oh, meatloaf, the forgotten dish at the bottom of the ballot. It may not get everyone’s vote, but we think it’s the perfect option on a chilly November night.

For the Classic Beef Meatloaf recipe, click here.

GovernMINT Sorbet

GovernMINT Sorbet
Courtesy of Jeanine Donofrio

No amendments are needed to this fantastic recipe. In just five minutes, you’ve got a cherry and mint sorbet that stacks up to the best ice cream shops in America.

For the Tart Cherry and Mint Sorbet recipe, click here.

American Flag Cupcake Cake

American Flag Cupcake Cake
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

This sprinkle-spangled cupcake arrangement is fun and easy to make. But don’t abandon the party if you’re out of the necessary ingredients, instead, check out these cooking and baking substitutions you should know about.

For the American Flag Cupcake Cake recipe, click here.

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

We refuse to concede defeat until this entire cake is eaten. Made with boxed cake mix, this cherry almond coffee cake is perfectly moist and a true winner.

For the Cherry Almond Coffee Cake recipe, click here.

‘Commander in Beef’ Brisket

‘Commander in Beef’ Brisket
Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

This brisket recipe takes a conservative approach and only requires two ingredients. The tender brisket can be used to make some of the best tacos out there.

For the Two Ingredient Beef Brisket recipe, click here.

G.O.Peach Pie

G.O.Peach Pie

Courtesy of Delaware Grown

Seen as old-fashioned in the past, this peach pie gets a progressive twist with the addition of vanilla yogurt. Can’t find fresh peaches? This is a dish you can make out of cans.

For the Peach Custard Pie recipe, click here.

Berry Semifreddon't You Wanna Vote for Me?

Berry Semifreddon't You Wanna Vote for Me?
Courtesy of Pichet Ong

Cast your ballot for this decadent dessert filled with cream, berries and sugar. If your guests can’t finish it off on election night, it will keep well in the freezer for at least two weeks.

For the Berry Semifreddo recipe, click here.

Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberry Popsicles
Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Think your favorite candidate is a long shot? Well, nothing is im-popsicle. This recipe made with fresh strawberries is sure to boost your mood and be a hit at the party.

For the Strawberry Popsicles recipe, click here.

Blue Cheese Burger

Blue Cheese Burger

Courtesy of Christine Hadden/Food Schmoody Blog

Blue cheese is more divisive than most elections. No matter where you stand, if you’re making this recipe, make sure you know how to grill the burgers perfectly.

For the Blue Cheese Burger recipe, click here.

Vicebox Cake

Vicebox Cake
Courtesy of Chelsea Lords

No tie-breaker needed in the decision of whether to make this icebox cake recipe or not. Alternating layers of cherries, icing and graham crackers make it a unanimous decision.

For the Cherry Icebox Cake recipe, click here.

Washington’s Cherry Cheesecake Pops

Washington’s Cherry Cheesecake Pops
Courtesy of Choose Cherries