For sprited political conversation: The Basket of Deplorables Cocktail

For spirited political conversation 2016 style, serve this 2-ingredient powerhouse to your “friends on the other side”

You know how sometimes you just want to “reach out” to “your friends on the other side” and “exchange points of view” in a “mutually respectful way” so you can “understand” each other better?



Well, just in case you get a hankering, I recommend serving this simple two-ingredient cocktail to your guests. It’s definitely not sessionable, nor particularly well-balanced. But it has an unforgettable nose.

The Basket of Deplorables cocktail: The ideal elixir for political discourse in 2016
Ingredients for the Basket of Deplorables cocktail, an ideal elixir for political discourse in 2016


The Basket of Deplorables Cocktail

  • 2 oz bleach
    • Preferably Clorox, lemon-scented
  • 1 oz ammonia
    • Any brand will do

Garnish: Upside down American flag, lightly flamed

Directions: Build in an Old-Fashioned glass. Do not stir. Serve up. Garnish. Evacuate.

Basket of Deplorables Cocktail tasting notes


Author: Craig Stoltz

Suburban boulevardier. Former Washington Post journalist, entrepreneur, Top 25 blogger. Foodie. Cocktail geek. Proudly work in digital communications for you, The American People.

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