The Ballot Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Ballot Cocktail
Courtesy of Napa Valley Grille

The Ballot Cocktail.

Cast your ballot, than sip on it: the Ballot Cocktail, made in honor of the presidential election, is made at Westwood, Calif.'s Napa Valley Grille. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces Maker's Mark
  • 1/2 Ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 Ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • 1 orange twist
  • 1 sugar cube


Put sugar cube in glass, add dashes of bitters. Pour rest of ingredients into a shaker. Use an orange twist to rub on the rim of a cognac snifter glass. Shake and serve up in a snifter with the orange twist.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.