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Bernie Sanders superfans are drinking Vermont maple syrup cocktails now

When you can't go to a Bernie Sanders rally, the Bernie Sanders rally comes to you. From an apartment in Washington, D.C., the Democratic presidential candidate broadcast Wednesday evening to 3,500 other simultaneous house parties and gatherings, reaching living rooms in all 50 states — with more than 100,000 people signing up to attend their local events. If you discount that the location wasn't centralized, the live stream "house party" was the largest gathering in support of a 2016 presidential candidate yet.

But what's a house party without a killer cocktail?

Manisha Sharma and bartender Miguel Marcelino Herrera, the hosts of the apartment from which Sanders was live streaming in D.C., introduced their thousands of guests to the "Bernie Paloma" as a show of their "Mexican hospitality," The New York Times reports.

“Paloma means dove, dove means soul, and Bernie's got soul," Sharma said.

Of course, the drink honoring the Vermont socialist has a healthy dose of maple syrup. Jeva Lange

The Bernie Paloma

0.5 oz. Vermont maple syrup

0.5 oz. fresh lime juice

2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

2 oz. silver tequila

Garnish: "salt air," which is sea salt, lime juice, water and Sucro, emulsified with a hand blender. [The New York Times]