Cocktail Hour Meets… A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION is the second in a series of back-of-the-napkin cocktail books resulting from quarantining at home during Covid-19. Little did anyone know when authors Jeremy Cooper and Andy Klausner published Cocktail Hour Meets… A PANDEMIC in July that the pandemic would continue and converge, head-to-head, with a very important presidential election. With the non-stop cycle of breaking news, we may not always know what day it is, but we do know there is always cocktail hour!
The inspiration for the book came on one of their daily pandemic walks: 45 cocktails in 45 days, starting on September 20, 2020, and ending on election day, November 3, 2020. A cocktail named in honor (memory, respect, or lampoon) of each of the 45 presidents of the United States. We added a 46th cocktail in honor of president-elect Biden. Mixed in with the cocktails are interesting tidbits about each president (and the president-elect) and a timeline of significant events that occurred during each president's tenure to provide historical context.
If you buy the book, you will hopefully learn something new about the men that have led this country and take away a recipe or two that you can probably improve upon. And a portion of all sales will be donated to Vote.org — a national nonprofit that fights for fair elections and against voter suppression.