Thank goodness the election is over!! No more commercials and my gosh, no more phone calls! If you're looking for a libation to either drown your sorrows or celebrate your candidate's win, The Maverick is a great little cocktail (it's even more fun if you say Maaaverick with a Sarah Palin accent). I found it here where there were several fun election night drinks...having both bourbon and champagne-lovers in the family, this drink got every one's vote. OK, enough election humor (I use the term loosely).
1 oz bourbon
3/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 ripe peach
3 lemon wedges
1 oz champagne
1. To make the simple syrup add 2 parts sugar to 1 part boiling water. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and then remove from heat and chill.
2. Muddle the peach and lemon wedges in the simple syrup.
3. Add bourbon and ice and shake well.
4. Strain into glass and top with champagne and a peach wedge. Salud!
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