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Bottoms up for DOMA

The '5-4' cocktail’s ratio pays homage to the US Supreme Court’s split vote

Toast the defeat of DOMA with a "5-4" cocktail. Credit: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

Special occasions are perfect for a smart cocktail.

Following the 5-4 split decision by the US Supreme Court on June 26 to defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the folks at the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro in Boston whipped up a celebratory drink to mark the occasion — appropriately named the “5-4.” 

Though available at the hotel bar and bistro only until the end of July, it’s an easy-to-make cocktail for entertaining at home. The drink has a simple list of ingredients mixed on a 5-4 ratio: 

  • 5 parts Absolut Mandarin
  • 1 part Sprite
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part sparkling wine
  • 1 part fresh orange juice

Put all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until the cocktail is cold and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange. Voila!

An intimate boutique hotel and an award-winning bistro in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro consists of 12 guest rooms and one in-room suite.

For more information visit beaconhillhotel.com.