If the presidential race has you yearning to take cover, the Distilled Spirits Council offers a few cocktails to carry you through Election Day.
Try these drinks:
THE COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE (Recipe recommended by the Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York).
Combine 1.5 ounces orange-flavored vodka, passion-fruit puree and a splash of champagne.
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
BOSTON SIDECAR (Recipe from the Willard Inter-Continental in Washington, D.C.).
Combine 5/10ths of an ounce of brandy with 1 ounce rum, a splash of Triple Sec and a splash of lime juice.
Fill rocks glass with ingredients. Stir, and garnish with a lemon.