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3 Debate-Themed Drinks To Make Tonight Because You Know You Can’t Watch Sober

The third and final presidential debate is coming up on Wednesday night at 9 pm EST.

This is the last time nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be facing off on the debate stage. The debate comes three weeks before Election Day: the day when – with any luck – this national nightmare will be over.

These debates have become some of the most-watched political events of all time. Clinton and Trump are really going after each other, with Trump’s absurdities and personal attacks taking the debates to a whole new level.

It’s like WWE: Politics.

People are throwing debate parties because one thing is clear: We cannot make it through this election without some help from our friends alcohol.

In preparation for the final showdown, Hear My Voice – an app that provides voters with information and easy ways to interact with politics – has created a set of debate night cocktails.

And if you really want to get into it, you can make you own Guess Who: Election 2016 Edition to play as you watch.

Here are the recipes:

Make America Great Again Margarita

Trump doesn’t drink, but Hear My Voice writes,

A few sips and everyone will forget about those silly tax returns.

make america great again cocktail recipe for debate

Hear My Voice

Here’s the recipe:

  • 3 ounces watermelon juice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 thinly sliced jalapeños
  • Habanero sea salt

Directions: Use a wedge of lime to wet the rim of a glass, and rim with habanero sea salt. Gently muddle limes and jalapeños at the bottom of the glass. Fill with ice. Mix watermelon juice, tequila and orange liqueur in a martini shaker. Shake and pour.

Hillz Yeah Blue Hawaiian

Hear My Voice writes,

One sip, and you’ll say ‘Deal me in!‘ for another round.

hillz yeah debate cocktail recipe from hear my voice

Hear My Voice

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • 1 ounce blue Curacao
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • Simple syrup

Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a martini shaker and pour over ice. Add simple syrup to taste. Garnish with pineapple wedges or maraschino cherries.

Politics Schmolitics Martini

Obviously, some of your debate party guests will just be there for the entertainment. This one’s for them.

politics debate cocktail recipe for a party

Hear My Voice

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 6 blackberries
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce lavender simple syrup
  • Soda water

Directions: Muddle blackberries. Combine muddled blackberries, gin, lemon juice and lavender simple syrup. Shake with ice. Strain into a glass. Top with a splash of soda. Garnish with berries.

The debate is on Wednesday night.

It’s being broadcast on major networks, as well as streaming on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll get through this.

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is a politics writer at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is a politics writer at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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