The final two days of the 2016 presidential election delivered the tastiest soundbite of misspoken words all year.
Donald Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes took to CNN to defend Trump’s attack on Jay Z and Beyoncé on Sunday night. Music’s strongest power couple came out in support of Hillary Clinton, leading Hughes to criticize Jay Z for the music video of his and Kanye West’s song “No Church in the Wild.”
“One of his main videos starts out with a crowd throwing mazel tov cocktails at the police,” Hughes said live. On the air. In absolute seriousness with 39 hours, 29 minutes and 28 seconds until election night in America.
Hughes was talking about molotov cocktails — exploding bottles of flammable liquid with a rag wick — not mazel tov cocktails. Because mazel tov is a Jewish expression of congratulations. She’s not the only person to publicly make this mistake either. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker once wrote “Thank you again and Molotov” to someone who asked for a menorah in the courthouse. In the end: No, Jay Z doesn’t have a video of people throwing congratulatory cocktails at the police because mazel tov cocktails aren’t a real thing.
Until now. In the spirit of getting along in the madness that is 2016, VinePair created the perfect mazel tov cocktail with Manischewitz, bourbon and a flaming top of 151. Mazel tov, friends.
The Mazel Tov Cocktail
1 part Manischewitz
1 part Campari
1 part bourbon
Pour all ingredients over ice and stir. Serve up and float Bacardi 151 on top. Light and enjoy.