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Tonight, try to numb your anxieties about the upcoming November election at Topaz, where a selection of new cocktails created in tribute to the remaining GOP candidates promise a far sweeter result than any polling place. You’ve got to hand it to Kimpton Hotels’ resident mixologist Rico Wisner. Naming a liquid concoction after former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is a dubious proposition these days. I mean, it’s been done.  Credit Wisner for taking the high road here, avoiding dark liquors, altogether, in favor of green tea-infused vodka, Benedictine, lemon juice and simple syrup. His “Gin-grich and tonic,” meanwhile, is a clever enough title. Go ahead and order four—-one for you and each wife. Or, if you prefer to cut to the inevitably boring and sober conclusion, there’s the Mitt Romney-themed root beer float. A wiser soul would opt for the $6 added shot of root liqueur. It’s going to be a long eight months.

Coming up: on Friday, Casa Nonna commemorates National Meatball Day with an all-you-can-eat special on the meaty orbs, including a side of pasta and carafe of wine for $35 per person.

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