Scottie Nell Hughes confused "Molotov cocktail" with "mazel tov" cocktail on CNN

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Scottie Nell Hughes just simultaneously invented a meme and wrote a new verse for the next Kanye West song.

On Sunday night, the Donald Trump supporter and CNN correspondent defended Trump for being critical of Jay Z and Beyoncé's public support for Hillary Clinton, citing Jay and Kanye's 2012 music video for "No Church in the Wild." The music video features a Molotov cocktail, a homemade fire bomb made from flammable liquids like booze. 

But instead of referencing the Molotov cocktail, Hughes spoke of a "mazel tov cocktail." Check out the gaffe in the clip below.

Hughes said the video starts off with "a crowd throwing mazel tov cocktails at police." 

"Mazel tov" is a Jewish phrase that roughly means congratulations or good luck in Yiddish, and the phrase isn't a half-bad name for a boozy beverage. While there's no official recipe for the drink, we've mustered up our very own.

Mazel Tov Cocktail

Ingredients:
• 4 parts Manischewitz
• Leftover oil from a cooking sheet of latkes
• An ounce of sweat taken from a teenage boy who had his first slow dance at a Bat Mitzvah
• 1/2 cup broth of that chicken soup recipe passed down from Bubbe
• A year's worth of bottled up guilt collected from missing your mom's Shabbat dinner one too many times

Instructions:
Mix all of the ingredients together in large vessel, serve in Kiddish cups and shout "L'chaim!" before slugging it all down. 

Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a field day with the news correspondent's gaffe. A sampling:


After being called out for her mistake, Hughes chalked the blunder up to being sleep deprived:

In truth, Hughes' blooper was probably just what news viewers needed in this very nerve-wracking, un-funny election. 

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Kate Bratskeir

Kate Bratskeir is a Food Editor at Mic. She can be reached at kate@mic.com.

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