The election countdown has begun. In fewer than 48 hours, commercials will return to peddling prescription meds and social media feeds will return to pictures of what people are eating. In order to make it to this promised land, however, we first have to survive Nov. 8.
To help you through, Flatland has put together a few survival tips. Help us spread the word — after all, united we stand, divided we fall.
If it truly is the end of the world, as both sides have said, you’ll want to be surrounded by friends. And food. And lots of drinks (we’ve got you covered there, too — see below). No invitation needed for these watch parties around the city:
Choose a cocktail to support your candidate or remain neutral with a POTUS toast (recipes via The Omni Hotels and Resorts):
1 1/2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
3/4 ounces lemon juice
3/4 ounces simple syrup
1 ounce cranberry juice
Splash of Domaine Chandon Brut
Garnish: sugar rim
Combine all the ingredients, except the sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a sugar-rimmed glass, and top with sparkling wine.
1 ounce DeKuyper Amaretto
1 1/2 ounce Tres Generaciones Reposado Tequila
1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 ounce agave nectar
Garnish: half sugar and half salt rim, lime wedge
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice.
2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce grenadine
1/2 ounce simple syrup
4 fresh blackberries
Muddle berries, add ice, add remaining ingredients. Stir and pour over ice.
— Recipes courtesy of Omni Hotels and Resorts.
Escape the conspiracy theories by heading to the middle of the woods or that mysterious dead zone where all of your calls drop.
Take time today to grab some groceries and refuel your gas tank. We can’t predict what Nov. 9 will bring, but we can predict you’ll be too tired for errands after all the election night shenanigans.
It’s going to be a long night, so go vote, make your evening plans, then sit back and survive the ride.
— Tiffiney Baumgarden is a freelance social media manager for Flatland KC who believes in hometown pride, entrepreneurship and endless possibilities. Follow her on Twitter @TiffineyInk or email her at KCPTFreelancer@KCPT.org.