The Mazel Tov cocktail provides much needed election comic relief

Drink up, America.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 7, 2016 16:02
1 minute read.
A Mazal Tov cocktail, presumably

A Mazal Tov cocktail, presumably. (photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

On the eve of the 2016 US Presidential election, Jews provided some indirect comic relief to a very tense nation.

Interviewing on CNN Sunday night, Republican nominee Donald Trump's surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes was following up on a pro-Trump advert attacking Clinton supporters Jay Z and Beyonce, by saying one of the rap star's videos contained a scene of a crowd throwing “Mazel Tov cocktails” at police.


Clearly she meant "Molotov cocktails," however a quick Google search of the term shows it has cropped up before.

The Mazel Tov cocktail is a curious mixture of Manischewitz wine, that pillar of American Jewish culture, gin, and lime. Something for voters to get through the next 36 hours before the results, perhaps.

Recipe (via foodrepublic.com):

    3 ounces Manischewitz
    1 1/2 ounces Gin
    Twist of lime

Directions:

    Combine wine and gin in an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes and stir well.
    Garnish with lime twist and serve.

Sit back and sip your beverage as you watch the election results roll in.


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