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Celebrate the end of the presidential campaigns at these election-day watch parties

Celebrate the end of the presidential campaigns at these election-day watch parties

Hail to the Chief
The Hail to the Chief at the Omni Dallas is a champagne cocktail made with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and a splash of Belvedere vodka. Photo courtesy of Omni Hotel & Resorts
Cafe Momentum pop-up dinner with Graham Dodds at Central 214
Tuesday night at Central 214 choose from election-themed cocktails such as BluBama or RedRom.  Photo by Nicholas Bostick
Mudslinging Mudslide
Mudslinging Mudslide with Belvedere vodka, Baileys and Kahlua, with a shot of espresso, available at Omni Dallas through November 15. Photo courtesy of Omni Hotel & Resorts
Hail to the Chief
Cafe Momentum pop-up dinner with Graham Dodds at Central 214
Mudslinging Mudslide

Did y’all know there’s a presidential election tomorrow? Did it sneak up on you too?

I was completely unaware until this past weekend, when a friend started talking about this Romney guy and how aged Obama looked compared to four years ago.

Regardless of who wins, I’m looking forward to the three-week break from campaigning before we start talking 2016. (Ha. Like the Mayans will even let us get there.)

But tomorrow night, whether you’re celebrating or considering a move to Canada, you’ll probably want a drink. Here are a few places that can fill those needs. 

Central 214
Chef Graham Dodd has just unveiled his fall menu, and with it comes a lineup of fall cocktails from mixologist Amber West, including the Mulled Shine Wine with bartender’s choice of red wine and brandy mixed with Catdaddy Spiced Moonshine; orange zest; ginger; Dodds’ honey; and fall spices of cinnamon, star anise, clove and all spice.

That’s good any day of the week, but on Tuesday you can also drink RedRoms and BluBamas at the election party from 6 to 10 pm. You’ll also find a menu that knows no party lines, with items such as Scotch eggs, lamb shoulder and apple cider donuts. If none of that gets your vote, then know it’s happy hour for beer and wine until 10 pm.

Hotel St. Germain
Hotel St. Germain is keeping it classy Tuesday night with a tapas dinner featuring election-inspired cocktails and hors d’ouevre prepared by executive chef Chad Martin. They’ll have election coverage on the TVs in the dining room and in the library.

At $85, this option probably won’t be attracting many Ron Paul supporters, but if you want a little romance with the election, Hotel St. Germain has you covered starting at 7 pm. The concierge can take your reservation at 214-871-2516. 

Omni Dallas
Omni Dallas has the spread covered with drinks for the bluest and reddest drinkers with the Red Rush and Blue Crush. If you’re looking to get dirty, try the Mudslinging Mudslide with Belvedere vodka, Baileys and Kahlua, served with a shot of espresso.

If you still haven’t figured out who gets your vote, may we suggest the Swing State, a non-partisan cosmopolitan with Belvedere vodka, Grand Marnier, white cranberry juice and lime. All cocktails are $7-$12.

The People’s Last Stand
Not content with the Drink for Democracy party, the People’s Last Stand is throwing a Pour Over Election Night party starting at 7 pm. Here’s the deal: You should vote if you’re heading over there, because you’ll need proof if you want some of the drink specials. 

And you should want to vote anyway, right? This is just the olive in the martini of exercising your democratic right.