Clink: Political sips

McSugar Cain Mojito and Margarita on Baracks.

Undecided votes, political parties and debates might be the talk of the town before the Nov. 4th election, but the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s Dune Oceanfront Lounge is the talk of those seeking an escape from it all. The lounge’s Sunday evening party – featuring dance music and signature Dune nibbles such as ceviche spoonfuls – is the best way to kick back oceanside without having to brave South Beach. We’re sure both candidates would rather be here than pounding the trail, but they’re here in spirit — or spirits, rather — in the form of the McSugar Cain Mojito and the Margarita on Baracks. Whip ’em up at your election-themed party. May the best cocktail win.

D.I.Y.

McSugar Cain Mojito

Combine limes, mint, simple syrup and raspberries and muddle into the bottom of a chilled cocktail shaker. Add ice, 1/4 ounce of Bacardi Razz and a 1/4 ounce Bacardi Superior. Shake and pour into a Hurricane glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with a sugar cane stick.

Margarita on Baracks

Combine 1 1/4 ounces of Herredurra Silver tequila, 1/8 ounce Cointreau, 1/8 ounce of passion fruit juice and 1/8 oz of lime juice over ice inside a chilled cocktail shaker. In a Hurricane glass, add ice and 1/8 ounce of cranberry juice, then pour in the contents of the shaker. Add a 1/8-ounce floater of Grand Marnier. Garnish with a slice of lime and a half wheel of orange. Serve with or without salt.

F.Y.I.

Cocktails are aboout $15 at Dune Oceanfront Lounge in The Ritz Carlton, 455 Grand Bay Dr. Key Biscayne; 305-365-4500.

Published: 10/08

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