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Dublin restaurant launches Donald Trump inspired Mexican cocktail

Food & DrinkBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Dublin restaurant launches Donald Trump inspired Mexican cocktail

Following last week’s Republican Convention and to coincide with its first birthday, Platform 61 has launched a cocktail called ‘The Donald’ inspired by one of New York’s most infamous residents, and the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee, Mr. Donald J. Trump.

‘The Donald’ will have fine Mexican tequila at its heart, unlike many of his supporters.

It will also feature the blood-orange flavoured liqueur, Cointreau, in homage to Mr. Trump’s fiery and hot-headed personality alongside a generous dash of Ginger Lime Syrup – a sweet façade masking a dangerous underbelly.

The cocktail will be topped with peeled, chopped and pureed ginger to mimic the most famous comb-over in the world.

Of course, taking its cue from Mr. Trump’s wall-building aspirations both in Ireland and along the US border with Mexico, the top of the cocktail will be surrounded and “protected” by a wall of salt.

Not to be outdone by her husband, the cocktail will be accompanied by ‘The Melania’ chaser, fuelled by some strong black stuff – black sambucca - much like Melania’s recent Convention speech, and topped with limoncello for a hint of blond ambition.

The Donald and The Melania

The restaurant’s owner Zoe Hertelendi said: “Following last week’s inspirational speech by Michelle, sorry I mean Melania, we were inspired to create a cocktail for her and Donald, to coincide with our First Birthday Feast.

“The party will celebrate life in NYC in 1961 and it was this year that saw the emergency of a teenage Trump with a lust for power and money, and only 9 years until Melania was conceived in central Slovenia”

“We toyed with the idea of using Polish vodka as a base to celebrate Mr. Trump’s Polish roots but as he seems to distance himself so much from this, we thought it best to stick with the tequila”, she added. 

South William Street’s Platform 61 is one year old and celebrating in style, check out the full story here

The restaurant has further plans to launch an ice-cool cocktail entitled ‘The Hilary’ soon to celebrate the Democratic Presidential nominee, Hilary Clinton.

‘The Donald’ will be available at the anniversary celebrations of the New York inspired Platform 61 this Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of July for a limited time only for €12. Some final tickets remain at http://www.bit.ly/Platform61Birthday

PLATFORM 61 WOULD LIKE TO STRESS THAT IT IN NO WAY SUPPORTS THE CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT OF MR. TRUMP! Like this needs to be said…