Barack Obama Cocktail
Call it “True Blue” if you wish, but the official name for this cocktail is Barack Rocks



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August 2008

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Presidential Candidate Cocktails

Lift A Glass To Barack Obama & John McCain


CAPSULE REPORT: What are you planning to serve guests when you watch the Democratic and Republic National Conventions? Raise a glass to your favorite with these two recipes. Better yet, be bipartisan and enjoy both cocktails!

Regardless of your choice of commander-in-chief, you can vote for the cocktail of your choice with these Presidential Candidate Cocktails from SKYY Spirits.

Celebrate the 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential nominees thanks to SKYY, as you sip on a Barack Rocks or a McCain Straight Up, from now through November. If the candidate of your choice wins, you’ve got a drink going for at least four years.

Barack Rocks

Here’s the blue in the red, white and blue: Barack Obama’s appeal to the youth of America is interpreted in the cocktail, Barack Rocks. (Photo at top left.)

Ingredients For One Cocktail

  • 2 ounces citrus vodka
    (we used SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka, a zingy combination of grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange and tangerine flavors)
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 3 ounces Sprite or 7-Up
  • Pear slice for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  • Shake and pour into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of pear.
Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka

McCain Straight Up

Here’s the red in the red, white and blue. John McCain’s outspokenness is served perfectly, Straight Up. And while this drink may be straight up, it’s a bit complex—just like the candidate.

Ingredients For One Cocktail

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
    (we used Cabo Wabo)
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 6 fresh pomegranate seeds and juice
  • 1 oz. passion fruit juice
  • Mint for garnish


  • Muddle pomegranate in base of
  • Add other ingredients; shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass.
  • Garnish with mint.
Mc Cain Cocktail
Have a McCain Straight Up.


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