Drinks on the White House! Election–themed cocktails please partisan pub-goers

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Never talk politics at a bar — just let the color of your drink speak for itself.

Brooklyn bartenders are serving up a slew of election-themed cocktails — some of them red or blue nods to party affiliation — to celebrate the upcoming presidential race.

At Galapagos Art Space, which is hosting an election-night bash, you can spot a republican by the stain on his tongue.

The venue’s “Red Elephant” — a vodka-sprite-and-grenadine cocktail — is the right-wing alternative to the “Blue Donkey,” a vodka-sprite-and-grenadine-based concoction ($10).

“People tend to stick to their party color — so, you can imagine, we don’t sell too many Red Elephants around here,” said bar manager Todd Fisher.

Other bars are serving cocktails named after campaign buzz words, like Pacific Standard’s “The 47 Percent,” a vodka-soda-and-elderflower concoction that pokes fun at Mitt Romney’s campaign dinner slip-up speech.

Co-owner Jon Stan said the drink is a tasty way to get bar-goers pumped-up for Nov. 6 — a night that’s historically packed with democrats at the low-key Park Slope bar.

“We wanted to do something fun — and election night is one of the biggest crowds we get,” Stan said.

Other bars are pouring less controversial treats such as Madiba’s “Obama Mama,” a tasty potion of rum, cranberry, guava and lime ($10) in Fort Greene.

And Mo’s bar in Fort Greene is celebrating with geographic- shout-out drinks such as “The Blue Hawaiian,” a nod to Obama’s home state, which you’ll find alongside the “Cape Codder,” ($6), a vodka-and-cranberry nod to Mitt Romney’s roots in Massachusetts — where “Red Elephants” are not exactly selling like hotcakes either.

Galagapos Art Space [16 Main St. (718) 222–8500], Pacific Standard [82 Fourth Ave. (718) 859–1951], Madiba [195 Dekalb Ave. (718) 855–9190], Mo’s [80 Lafayette Ave. (718) 797–2849].

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Wow, I can use the same comment in this nad the Bartonist thread. It's a good think all of these peole are not the same:

Wow!!! a quirky bar in Brooklyn with a bartender that has a lumber jack shirt, beardo, big hole in his ear and a tattoo sleeve! Serving $10 drinks! There is something you don't see every day. It's almost Zany!
Oct. 26, 2012, 9:53 am
Malembi from BK says:
Wow, you're really awesome.
Oct. 26, 2012, 3:37 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
just doing my bit to keep the Ohio crowd from overrunning Brooklyn. whenever I see an article about some glorified barista, or mixologist-curator here in Brooklyn on an extended playcation I try and post something calling them out on their Fauxhimion BS. This way they think twice before they send the article to the rest of their white bread friends in Cudesacia Ohio or Weasel-Taint Missouri or Dog-Fletcher Falls, Wisconsion. Even if this prevents a single hipster from coming here to educate us Brooklyn born folks about culture or ART ART ART ART ART, I have done the Lords work. Thank you for noticing.
Oct. 26, 2012, 4:06 pm
Malembi from BK says:
That's real cool. So you're religious, then. What a truely clever way to get people not to move to Brooklyn.
Oct. 26, 2012, 4:48 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
There is no god, Darwin proved that. If you believe in god, and this story, you are both stupid and a hipster, I am sorry for you. To be clear, if you have proof of god, please post it here. This is why I am opposed to red state people moving here, you folk are stupid.
Oct. 26, 2012, 5:35 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
Oh, and Malembi? You are not "from" Brooklyn unless you were born here. you may "live" in Brooklyn......but you are not "from" Brooklyn. I can't be blamed for the hell hole you escaped from. You are welcome to live here, but you are not from here.
Oct. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
I love to sniff bicycle seats all over MetroTech
Oct. 27, 2012, 2:06 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Enjoy you bike lanes the next few days Ty. Here is your big chance to prove the city can function normally with just bicycles
Oct. 27, 2012, 2:57 pm
Transplant from Here to stay says:
Wow, I get to reuse a comment too:

"And just because your mom opened her legs and dumped you out here makes you no better than you neighbors."
Oct. 27, 2012, 3:50 pm
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
perhaps folks find that funny in Ohio? I guess you rubes have a simpler sense of humor?
Oct. 27, 2012, 4:09 pm
Transplant from Here to stay says:
Neither sentance was a question. Perhaps you have a simpler sense of punctuation. Or, do you end every sentance in inflection, like a water head?
Oct. 27, 2012, 5:35 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
You ARE the original problem you ——ing emaciated bearded thick framed piece of ——. You and your emails and phone calls back then to all the Joshes and Megans of Minnessota, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Ohio telling them how amazing and diverse the “scene” is here made more and more hipsters come until it got out of control. There is no ‘scene’ here. There is nothing kewel about it. It was off the radar and a normal, affordable place to live until you naive narcissists came along. When you realized you couldn’t afford Manhattan back then, you should have went straight back to Mommy and your Voltron collection and not ruined Brooklyn for us. The difference between you and I besides, income and intelligence is you will be moving back to your square state paradise when you fail here like all of you white picket fence brethren. And I will still be here, like my family has always been. Your not here to stay, I've seen em come and go and you will not make it on your Barista salary. You oh so want to be a real New Yorker, and you will never, ever be. You will wake up in the morning and you will still be from Ohio. OHIO. Thansk for nothing hayseed. Suck the long hard dick of defeat
Oct. 27, 2012, 6:49 pm
old time broolynSLOPE says:
what is first reaction in a street ting = ipad or car antenna = those from brooklyn can rip one and —— slap you with one - mazl tov
Oct. 28, 2012, 12:35 am
Transplant from Here to stay says:
Oooh, the meatheads are talking tough now. Come at me bro!

Shouldn't you be busy milking OT from the city?

Guess what you and I both know? This city is changing and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
Oct. 28, 2012, 6:49 am
the ot is there and the cow is mooing :)
Oct. 28, 2012, 8:22 am
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
I am a big fat vagina who can't spell.
Nov. 8, 2012, 4:08 pm

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