Barack Obama inspired activism and involvement among millions of voters. And he seems to have inspired Columbus bartenders to reach for their martini glasses.
A spin on the classy cocktail makes sense for a drink recognizing this celebrity-president, and two Columbus bars have done just that. If you'll be celebrating Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, consider sending up a cheer with a sip of hope.
The Barack Attack
From Jason Roberts at Boston's the Gourmet Pizza
Boston's the Gourmet Pizza
191 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District
1 1/4 oz. Three Olives chocolate vodka
1/2 oz. Razzmatazz
1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
Shake the chocolate vodka and Razzmatazz with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float Baileys on top.
From the staff at James' Club 88
James' Club 88
55 W. Long St., Downtown
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Double Espresso vodka
1 1/2 oz. Kahlua
Splash of hazelnut-flavored creamer
Shake and serve in a chilled martini glass. "It's like a very good iced coffee," owner James Blackmon said.