The Obama Shake!

20 January 2009


After the Michelle Obama dress drama we're taking a break to watch the big speech and play Obama BINGO! But we had to share what we think has to be the best way to celebrate the inauguration tonight - with a cocktail named in the new President's honour?

Jim Hewes, a bartender at Washington's Willard Intercontinental Round Robin Bar, creates cocktails after each president and will be attending his sixth inauguration party this evening.

So what makes the Obama Shake then Jim?

"It's a variation on the fizz: a mixture of fresh fruit with raspberry framboise, lemon juice, cream and fruit vodka. We shake it vigorously and top it up with sparkling water. We say it's 'steady and smooth, served long and tall.' which kind of sounds like Obama." Quite.



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