-- How is the 2016 election different from all others? For one, it has gotten “mazel tov” to trend on Twitter.
Twitter took notice. “Mazel tov,” a Jewish expression of congratulations or good luck, has been tweeted about almost 18,000 times since late Sunday and was averaging more than 4,000 tweets per hour on Monday afternoon.
So what is a “mazel tov cocktail”? Merriam-Webster, for one, has no idea:
No, we have no idea what a "mazel tov cocktail" is. — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 7, 2016
A few amateur mixologists tried their hands at a “mazel tov cocktail” recipe:
Mazel Tov cocktail recipe:
One part vodka
Two parts tonic water
Dash of Manishevitz
Copious tears from parents upset at your life choices.
Any Mazel Tov cocktail recipe that doesn't include at least a dash of bitters is culturally illiterate. — Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) November 7, 2016
At least one political commentator saw the malapropism as a “funny rather than scary way to explain to future generations what this election was about.”
I cherish the Mazel Tov cocktail mistake: it’s a funny rather than scary way to explain to future generations what this election was about — David Frum (@davidfrum) November 7, 2016