The Mazel Tov cocktail provides much needed election comic relief

Drink up, America.

November 7, 2016 16:02
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A Mazal Tov cocktail, presumably

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


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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.

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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

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


    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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