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Grappa by the Pussy Cocktail Recipe – Donald Trump Tribute

With President Elect Donald Trump set to take office in the coming weeks, we thought it only appropriate to mark the occasion in style with what can only be described as a modern classic cocktail.

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Its a little known fact that the Donald released his own spirit a while ago, presumably while he was “Making Vodka Great Again”. Obviously its made in the United States, wait, no. The Netherlands. Pretty close though. Although it was set to become the most requested drink in America after the Trump Martini according to Donald himself, (and we can only assume the Trump Martini is simply a Vodka Martini mixed using Trump Vodka), Its since been discontinued and gained some value as a result. How does it taste? I have no clue as I don’t have $200 to spend on a bottle of the discontinued vodka, though the guys at Buzzfeed decided they did, and they weren’t exactly impressed.

Some select quotes from the video –

“That burns like a UTI! Trump Vodka, putting the T back in UTI”

“You spent $200 on Trump Vodka?”

“I guess he kinda looks like he just took a shot”

“This is probably going to taste like misogyny”

“I would actually pay not to drink this.”

Trump Gold Vodka
This image was presumably taken in front of the Apollo Eagle lander judging by all the gold foil. I genuinely don’t understand why the gold plated olives and a bit of a lime. Image via Bloomberg.com

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Based on Buzzfeed’s review of the Vodka, we needed something to redeem the drink, and one of my favourite spirits I’ve tried over the past year is Nardini’s Grappa. Also it makes the pun work, but seriously, this stuff is awesome, and criminally underused in cocktails. Grappa is generally made from the leftovers of winemaking – not from the juices but the pips, pith and skins of grapes that are not used in the wines, however the grappa has a huge amount of the freshness of the grapes coming through, for me far more so that you would get with any wine.

Grappa by the Pussy Cocktail Recipe

I’ve decided to base this drink on the Vesper Martini – mainly because it only contains a half oz of Vodka vs a couple of ounces of Gin – although in our version we’ll be using our Grappa in place of the Gin.

  • ½oz (15ml) Trump Vodka
  • 2oz (60ml) Nardini Grappa (green label, the white label 50% ABV may be a little overpowering)
  • ¼oz (7.5ml) Riserva Carlo Alberto Blanco vermouth

Throw the cocktail to chill and aerate and strain into a (preferably gold plated) chilled martini glass, garnishing with basically anything gold plated. Alternatively a couple of grapes will make an attractive garnish and give a clue to the drink’s fresh flavour!

So, what are your thoughts? What would be your drink to honour the President Elect, or otherwise take the edge off the idea that he’s actually going to be the President of the United States?

Oh, and we’ve made a nice sharable Pinterest thing for you too. Because BartenderHQ loves you all.

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