Conservative drinks are smaller and cheaper
Just got an email from the kind PR team at the Fairmont Royal York. Here are a couple of excerpts.
TORONTO, October 2, 2008 – Canadians are toasting the Federal Election candidates at The Fairmont Royal York with customized drinks representing four political parties. Voters are encouraged to drink to the contenders at the Library Bar, EPIC Restaurant, York Station Bar and Piper’s Gastropub. Partisan or not, guests can enjoy an election cocktail for the next two weeks before the polls open on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.“We thought it would be fun to give Torontonians and visitors to the city a taste of the Federal Election,” said Frank Pedicelli, Manager, Library Bar. “What better way to get into the voting spirit than by sipping on a cocktail and celebrating your favourite candidate?”
Sound nice. Here are the drinks:
Toast Stephen Harper’s leadership with a delicious Blue Hawaiian in EPIC, Lobby Level, The Fairmont Royal York:
Conservative blue, 1 oz $10.50
Root for Stephane Dion with a Cosmo in the Library Bar, Lobby Level, The Fairmont Royal York: Cosmopolitan
Fit for a Liberal, 3 oz $14.00
Support Jack Layton’s initiatives with a Peach Thunderbolt in Piper’s Gastropub, Avenues level of The Fairmont Royal York:
NDP orange, 2 oz $14.00
Celebrate Elizabeth May’s environmental efforts with a Green Apple Martini in York Station Bar, Main Mezzanine:
Green Apple Martini
Green Party, 3 oz $14.00
Notice they teeny tiny amount of liquor and the cheap, cheap prize tag on the Tory drink? I have no theories and when I wrote back and asked what was up, a representative of Fairmont answered, "funny that, I guess that's just the way the icecube crumbles..."