Chances are, you have some Wiser’s whisky in your house.  Between 1878 and 1882, the actual John Philip Wiser sat in the House of Commons as a member of Parliament for Grenville South.

And, if you’re a current member of Parliament, you know you can avail yourself to a dram of the Speaker’s Scotch.  Since 2003, every appointed Speaker of the House gets to pick a single malt to be enjoyed in the Speaker’s dining room.


It seems every federal election gets a little more spirited – especially as we draw closer to Voting Day.  While we at Specialty Spirits don’t promote or speak out for any political party, we do advocate an Election Party – invite friends over to watch the election results over a cocktail.

Ah, but these aren’t just ordinary cocktails – these are cocktails that match your political party’s colour.  Below are a few non-partisan suggestions for your election party guests:


The Negroni.

Liberal Red Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.  Put the ingredients in a mixing glass, add some ice, stir it up and pour.


Orange Margarita.

NDP Orange juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. 


Royal Blue Cocktail

One ounce of Conservative Blue Curacao, one ounce of vodka, one ounce of lime juice, and a quarter cup of cranberry juice.


Absinthe Hemingway

Green Party Absinthe and Champagne.


Purple Eater Cocktail

One ounce of Blue Curacao and Grenadine for The People Party’s Purple, one ounce of cranberry juice, one ounce of sweet and sour mix, and one ounce of vodka.


If your party wins the election, you may want to enjoy one of the above cocktails.  Then again, if your party doesn’t win, you may want to enjoy a second cocktail.  Of course, if you want to keep your party of choice to yourself, then enjoy your spirit of choice neat.  Cheers.