Toronto chef Anthony Rose mixes election night 'Mazel Tov Cocktail'
Presumably her goal was to call out Hillary Clinton for making an appearance with the artist and accepting his endorsement. But something didn't come out right.
In her attempt to criticize the video No Church In The Wild, Hughes argued that the opening scene "starts with a crowd throwing mazel tov cocktails at the police in this very much anti-police message."
Yes, Hughes said "mazel tov". Not "Molotov".
Hughes' slip got us thinking: what would a Mazel Tov cocktail taste like?
"This is the most important thing that will come out of this election," Rose tells As It Happens host Carol Off. "I'm so upset I didn't think of that first!"
Rose is the owner of the restaurant and bar Fat Pasha — self-proclaimed purveyors of "Really good Jew Food." When he learned about the gaffe, Rose says he immediately called his bartender to concoct a mix.
"We're going to take some Manischewitz, which by itself is fairly disgusting. But we make a fortified wine out of it so it's a little stronger and more interesting. We age it in an oak barrel.
Rose even has a pairing of nibbles for the "Mazel Tov" lined up to compliment the drink.
"In my very little Yiddish, I would say it's one of the schmaltziest elections I've ever heard and one of the greatest things we have on our menu at Fat Pasha is our chopped liver," Rose explains. "At the table we pour the schmaltz all over it and then you get the combination, which is a very classic combination, of the chopped liver and the Manischewitz together — it's perfect!"
Rose already knows what he'll be sipping election night.
"Whisky. I'm going to be drinking a lot of Lot 40 whisky. Canadian rye, it's my favourite right now. And pizza, at home with my son, Simon."
For more on this story, listen to our full interview with Anthony Rose.