Santorum Cocktail Has a 'Subtle Citrus Pucker'

Slate reviews Brooklyn's Santorum cocktail, named after both the person and Dan Savage's definition

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Remember the Santorum Salad? Well, last week we discovered that Brooklyn's Pacific Standard was serving The Santorum, a cocktail named after both the presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and the alternative, gross Dan Savage definition.

The cocktail, a mixture of Baileys, orange vodka, bitters, and chocolate flakes, was created by co-owner Jon Stan, who figured, "We’ll keep it around until he’s irrelevant. I hope he’s there the whole way," he told Brooklyn Paper.

Lucky for us, Troy Patterson over at Slate was brave enough to try the milky drink, and the consensus was that "it was a lovely experience."

"Served in a bathtub of a cocktail glass, the Santorum stunned at first sight. It promised the texture of an Oreo-accented frozen-yogurt smoothie," Patterson wrote. Other tasters noted that it's "light, creamy" and "real smooth."

Even so, Patterson couldn't finish the drink, and had to wash it down with some Doc's Draft Cider. We wonder why.