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Round-up: what to drink on election night

By Lia Sanders on 7/05/15 3:00 PM

The pundits have spoken – here is our round-up of what to drink on election night according to the experts.

David Williams at the Guardian says that even if you are left leaning, there is no reason not to enjoy a good wine and make the phrase “Champagne socialist” a reality. If you are a centrist in your politics, then a rose might be a good way of showing your middle of the road affiliation.

Felicity Cloake suggests a Natalie Bennett cocktail in a suitable green colour made of kiwi fruit and fairtrade vodka. She also points out that while Nigel Farage might fancy a real ale, its German associations disqualify it, making a traditional mead more appropriate.

If you are a Lib Dem supporter you may wish to whip up your own version of the “Beaker” cocktail, created in honour of MP Danny Alexander. Available at an Inverness bar within Alexander’s constituency, the drink includes apple and cinnamon vodka with a bit of orange to represent the muppet’s hair.

Meanwhile Huffington Post has come up with its own election night bingo card, including such entries as the phrase “hard fought campaign” or footage of a leader arriving at count (including wave).