Food & Drink
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Celebrating defeat

'5-4' cocktail ratio homage to US Supreme Court’s vote on DOMA

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

Special occasions are perfect for smart cocktails.

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 until the end of July, it’s an easy-to-make cocktail for entertaining at home:

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

Combine all the 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 area, the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro consists of 12 guest rooms and one in-room suite.

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