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.

The Obama

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.