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Take the edge off the election: 2016 election-themed cocktails

Posted on Oct 21,2016
Filed Under Food And Wine , Local Tastes,

Head bartender Torrence Swain is channeling past presidents for this year's presidential cocktails.
At Bourbon Steak, he's serving four politically-fueled cocktails, including the Give Em Hell, Harry (bourbon, Lustau cream sherry and house-spiced tincture), Sherry Cobbler (Lustau sherry, brandy, muddled berries, lemon juice, ginger and bitters), The Chief (a dry martini with white truffles, Absolut Elyx vodka and house-made truffle brine, stirred and served up with a truffle pecorino olive) and the Wizbanger (scotch, grenadine, absinthe, dry vermouth, orange bitters and a twist). (Photo courtesy Bourbon Steak)

By Rachel Nania

WASHINGTON - Between the scandals, the he-said she-said and the never-ending attacks, it’s safe to say that those paying attention to this year’s presidential race are in need of a cocktail - and a strong one at that.

Thankfully, a handful of bars around D.C. are conjuring up festive concoctions to take the edge off the 2016 election. Here are a few to sip on around town.

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