SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

August 27, 2012 09:59 ET

Choose Your Cocktail, Choose Your Candidate at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - The 2012 Presidential race stakes are high with both candidates hoping to win the public's favor. With the National Conventions just around the corner and the highly anticipated presidential election, the political season is starting to gear up in Washington, D.C. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. hotel's Lobby Bar will celebrate the occasion with delectable cocktail and menu offerings inspired by locally sourced favorites from each presidential and vice presidential candidate's home town.

Choose your cocktail choose your candidate -- beginning August 27 through November 6th, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. invites you to elevate your "inner politician" with one of their presidential cocktails. "Believe" in Romney? Enjoy a Grand Old Fashioned made with bourbon, muddled strawberries and oranges, Peychauds Bitters and topped with a "conservative" splash of Club soda. "Forward" with Obama? Salute your allegiance with a Blue Bourbon Baracks, made with a "liberal" pour of bourbon, fresh blueberries, Angostura Bitters, and topped with Ginger Ale.

The luxury hotel's Lobby Bar will also feature running mate beer and slider parings sourced from each Vice President candidate's respective home towns. The menu will feature Leinenkugel "Leinie's" IPA beer and Beer Bratwurst Sliders from Wisconsin as well as Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre and Delaware Rockfish Sliders


Cocktails - $12
Bourbon, crystallized ginger, fresh blueberries, angostura bitters, topped with ginger ale
Grand Old Fashioned
Bourbon, muddled strawberries, orange, sugar, peychauds bitters, splash of club soda
Beer - $6.50
Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre
Leinenkugel IPA
Sliders - $7.50
Delaware Rockfish Sliders
Arugula & pickled fennel, old bay remoulade
Beer Bratwurst Sliders
Caraway sauerkraut, pickled red onion, whole grain mustard & beer dip
Beer & Slider Combo - $12

For more information or reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., please call the downtown Washington, D.C. hotel directly at (202) 835-0500, a travel professional, or visit

Contact Information

  • Colleen Evans
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Washington, D.C.
    (240) 888-6920
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    Michele Klarman
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Washington, D.C.
    (202) 974-4973
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