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How to make the Nasty Woman, a Quartz cocktail

Quartz/Jenni Avins
This Nasty Woman has depth.
By Jenni Avins
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Regardless of politics, I think many can agree that this week—along with this entire presidential campaign—has felt interminably long.

Donald Trump provided an unexpected dose of inspiration for women at the end of Wednesday night’s presidential debate. In the midst of Hillary Clinton’s explanation of how she planned to raise taxes on the wealthy, he was unable to restrain himself. He leaned into his microphone and mouth-breathed: “Such a nasty woman.”

We have since adopted the phrase as a compliment, a welcome reason to play Janet Jackson on repeat, and—starting today—as a cocktail.

I am in charge of Quartz’s Friday cocktail hour today. In honor of the week that was, I’ve invented a concoction called The Nasty Woman. It’s a little sweet, a little tart, and 100% nasty. It’s also dark pink.

If you want to join the fun, try this:

Three parts silver tequila (made by the “bad hombres” of Mexico)
Two parts cherry juice (I like this one from Trader Joe’s)
One part lime juice
Sparkling wine such as Champagne, prosecco or cava to top off each glass
Stir together the tequila, cherry juice, and lime juice, and pour over a glass of ice, about 2/3 full. (You can pre-mix this in a pitcher for a crowd.)
Top off each glass with sparkling wine—about three parts of the tequila-juice base to one part wine.

This gets a wedge of lime. I’m too nasty to fuss with a twist.

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