Are you experiencing presidential election overload? If so, do this:

Step away from your screens.
Quickly chill a cocktail glass.
Mix one of the cocktail recipes listed below.
Down it.
Repeat.
You can’t go wrong with whichever you recipe you choose — in this case, all of the candidates are winners. Unlike… no, no, no! I won’t get into that discussion. (At least not until I’ve had a drink or two.)

A Refreshing Pomegranate Gin and Tonic

Just the right amount of sweetness to help erase the bitter aftertaste from the cutthroat debates.

A Straight Up Martini

With so many crazy accusations flying around during this campaign season, you just want things straight up. Enter this martini.

A Tom Collins Companion

Tom Collins sounds like a good running mate. For your mouth.


A Gin and Tonic Dream Team

Gin will never contradict his running mate, Tonic. These two are a team.


A Margarita Policy Maker

What’s a margarita’s policy on drinking? To get you drunk. Now that’s something both parties can agree on.


An Old Fashioned for the Future

Choosing an old fashioned is a classic pick for a cocktail, but perhaps your choice for president is more modern. As in, electing the first woman president type of modern.

A Gimlet You Can Get Behind

There’s no question of character here: a Gimlet is just plain good.

A Sidecar for Your Side-Eye

A sidecar is saucily sour. Because sometimes that’s how you feel after reading Twitter, Facebook, the news…

A Caipirinha to Feel Carefree

For all the times you need to escape. Caipirinha, take me away.