There's that moment in the middle of a stressful situation, specifically a presidential debate, when you're thinking to yourself, "I need a drink." Admit it. We've all been there. The go-to choice would probably be a beer, but if you're looking for something a bit stronger, you might want to try a vodka cocktail.

Martinis, specifically vodka martinis, are the drink of choice for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and it's very easy to see why. They are extremely easy to make and there's the added bonus of seeming like a total badass.

Vodka Martini

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon for garnish
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

Step 1

Add ice to a cocktail shaker or any jar with a tight lid, and pour in vodka and dry vermouth. Shake.
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

Step 2

Strain into a glass and garnish with olives or lemon zest.
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

So maybe you don't want to be like Hillary. You can still make your evening great again with this a classic Moscow Mule. Why choose this? It's a refreshing candidate, just like Trump.

Moscow Mule

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 8 oz ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice or from an actual lime
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

Step 1

Add ice to chilled glass. Pour in vodka.
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

Step 2

Add in lime juice.
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

Step 3

Pour in chilled ginger beer.
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

Step 4

Garnish with more limes! (Optional)
Victoria Guo
Victoria Guo

#SpoonTip: Show your support for each side by either using Ruby Red Vodka, or adding blue curacao. 

Now you can make as many drinks as you need to get through any stressful situation (or presidential debate). And who knows—maybe you'll pull these out again.