The Patriot Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Patriot Cocktail
Courtesy of Art and Soul

The Patriot cocktail, inspired by New Hampshire

The Patriot, made in honor of the 2012 presidential election's swing states, is a kicker to one of the most hotly contested states in this election, New Hampshire. Try it at D.C. hot spot Artbar, at Art Smith's Art and Soul.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces bourbon
  • 1 Ounce sweet vermouth
  • Pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • Splash of Angostura bitters


Directions: Combine bourbon, sweet vermouth, pumpkin purée, fresh lemon juice, and ice in a shaker. Pour into a martini glass. Add a splash of Angostura bitters and serve. 

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.