Rachel Maddow's Election Night Cocktails: Joe Rickey Recipe

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC host and amateur mixologist, visited Martha Stewart Tuesday to share a cocktail recipe for Election Night.

"I was thinking, in terms of drinking on Election Day, you probably want a highball rather than a short drink because it might be a very long night," Maddow told Martha, before presenting what she called a Joe Rickey (or, if you want to be in the political spirit, a Joe the Plumber Rickey).

Here's Maddow's Election Night cocktail recipe:

Joe Rickey Recipe (from
Makes 1 cocktail

Ice cubes
2 ounces bourbon whiskey
Club soda
Lime wedge, for garnish


1. Fill a highball glass with ice and add bourbon; top with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge and serve immediately.