“Weekend at Bernie’s” may depict an all-time classic house party — beaches, women, drinks, drugs, a dead host — but sometimes the Hollywood version can’t compete with the real thing.
With an epic turnout of what his campaign claims was over 100,000 people, Sen. Bernie Sanders proved that a Wednesday with Bernie is one heck of a party, too.
The Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont threw around 3,500 house parties simultaneously Wednesday night, bringing people from all across the country together via a live-streamed speech that hit on topics ranging from income inequality to Citizens United and Sandra Bland.
But the real star of the night might have been the Bernie Paloma, a custom cocktail made by Miguel Marcelino Herrera, a bartender at Barmini in Washington D.C., according to the New York Times.
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“Paloma means dove, dove means soul, and Bernie’s got soul,” Herrera’s wife Manisha Sharma told the Times.
Herrera gave the recipe to the Times, and it features a Vermont staple — maple syrup.
So, for anyone looking to #FeelTheBern (from some tequila, that is) here is the recipe for that, per the New York Times:
The Bernie Paloma:
0.5 oz. Vermont maple syrup
0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
2 oz. silver tequila
Garnish: “salt air,” which is sea salt, lime juice, water and Sucro, emulsified with a hand blender.