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Mute Him! Themed Cocktail Recipes for the Presidential Debate

Cocktail Recipes That Will Make Trump on Mute Even More Magnificent

Before I share my cocktail recipes, I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to find out that tonight’s presidential debate includes a mute button! What is even better is that the moderator is a woman. That’s right folks. Trump may very well be silenced by a woman! Kristen Welker is the NBC News White House correspondent and Weekend TODAY host, who will be lobbing questions from debate topics including the coronavirus, race in America, climate change, national security, US families, and leadership at trump and Biden. And unless a miracle occurs and trump somehow manages to shut the fuck up when he is supposed to, she may also be the first moderator to hit mute and silence the orange terrorist. 

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I, like so many of you, just can’t wait. However, as excited as I am, I’m not fooling myself. I indeed want a cocktail to ease the pain of watching and listening to trump rant like an angry toddler. So imagine the joy I felt when I began researching themed cocktails and found several that are perfect for the last Presidential debate of 2020. Read on to find out more.

Mute Him! Cocktail Recipes that Celebrate the Silence

Raise a glass full of one of these awesome cocktail recipes for a hardy cheers every time trump gets muted. I’m willing to bet we’ll all be smashed before the final presidential debate is even over.

silent third cocktail recipe

The Silent Third

You need:

  • 1 oz Cointreu
  • 1.5 oz Bruichladich Scotch Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice

Make it: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Drink and shout, “Mute him!”

Silent Night Martini

You need:

  • 14 cup Malibu rum
  • 14 cup pineapple juice
  • 18 cup blue curacao
  • 18 cup white Creme de Cacao
  • splash whipping cream (1/2 & 1/2 will do, in a pinch)

Make it: Combine all ingredients plus some ice, in a shaker and give a good shake. Pour into a sugar rimmed glass. Then imagine the bliss that would be a world without ever having to hear trumps voice again. A girl can dream.

Muted Boulevardier

Muted Boulevardier

You need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon 
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 
  • 1 oz Campari 
  • 1 dropper Old Forester Sea Salt & Black Pepper Tincture 

Make it: This is the drink of the night folks! Simply combine all ingredients in mixing glass, and stir with ice. Then strain into your class and garnish with an orange twist.

Shut the Hell Up

You need:

  • 2 dash of grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 part of Bacardi 151 rum
  • 1 part of Crown Royal Canadian whisky
  • 1/2 part of Everclear alcohol
  • 1 part of Jagermeister herbal liqueur

Make it: Fill the bottom of the glass with Jager. Mix Crown, Everclear, & 151 separately and layer on top of the Jager. Add a splash the Grenadine. Be warned, this is one of the strongest of all the cocktail recipes. If you drink this as a shot, pretty much everyone in the room will shut the hell up and possibly pass out.

Lay Down & Shut Up

You need:

  • 1/2 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur
  • 1/2 oz DeKuyper® Hot Damn cinnamon schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • 1 splash cream

Make it: Make tonight a next-level girls night in with this cocktail recipe. A slightly kinder version of the Shut the Hell Up, you simply shake all of the ingredient with ice and then strain into a shot glass.

The Last word cocktail recipe

Last Word

You need:

  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Make it: For this cocktail recipe combine all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a glass.

Here’s to hoping tonight’s final presidential debate moderator gets the last word tonight. Cheers! Good luck with these cocktail recipes. Have fun and don’t drive.


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Annette Benedetti
Annette Benedetti
Annette is a writer, editor and photographer from Portland, OR. Her work appears in a variety of publications including Bust, Red Tricycle, Motherly and Domino. When she’s away from her desk she can be found teaching women yoga at wilderness retreats, exploring new cities across the states and hiking the trails at Mt. Rainier—one of her favorite places on earth.
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