Cup of cheers

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Barack Obama inspired activism and involvement among millions of voters. And he seems to have inspired Columbus bartenders to reach for their martini glasses.

A spin on the classy cocktail makes sense for a drink recognizing this celebrity-president, and two Columbus bars have done just that. If you'll be celebrating Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, consider sending up a cheer with a sip of hope.

The Barack Attack

From Jason Roberts at Boston's the Gourmet Pizza

Boston's the Gourmet Pizza

191 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

614-229-4275

Web: bostonsgourmet.com

1 1/4 oz. Three Olives chocolate vodka

1/2 oz. Razzmatazz

1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

Shake the chocolate vodka and Razzmatazz with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float Baileys on top.

The Obama

From the staff at James' Club 88

James' Club 88

55 W. Long St., Downtown

614-223-1213

Web: jamesclub88.com

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Double Espresso vodka

1 1/2 oz. Kahlua

Splash of hazelnut-flavored creamer

Shake and serve in a chilled martini glass. "It's like a very good iced coffee," owner James Blackmon said.