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The Townsend Whips Up Brilliant Presidential Election Cocktails

Will anyone order the very pricey Jeb!?

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Just in time for the Texas Primary voting day (March 1), The Townsend and Justin Elliott concocted a special presidential candidate cocktail menu describing each of the eight Democratic and Republican contenders. Justin Elliott designed the cocktail menu for Moontower Comedy’s parody debate between comedians playing Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) and Sanders (James Adomian), at the Paramount Theater on Monday, February 29.

Donald Trump’s drink threatens of expatriation to Canada with Canadian whiskey in a Manhattan cocktail, of course. Bernie Sanders’ cocktail shares the love by giving the bartender that Fernet shot from the Lone Star beer back. Hillary Clinton is represented reliable cocktail but "maybe you should have ordered something more exciting," the description warns. Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the race this month, is honored with the very, very pricey plain old vodka soda. Then there’s the sleep-inducing Ben Carson with warm milk and a pill.

[Photo: The Townsend/Official]

[Photo: The Townsend/Official]

In December, the downtown bar used IBM supercomputer Watson to generate a cocktail menu based on the attendees of a private party, with drinks like condensed milk vodka punch.

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