Restaurants & Cuisine

Top Ten Drinks

As most of you have probably guessed, I am a college student, a sophomore if you want to be exact.

During my time as a college student I have learned so many vital life lessons, all of which, can be used by women (or men) of any age.

-I’ve learned to always pack a pair of comfortable flats when going to a party.

-I’ve learned never to leave food in a community kitchen because it WILL be eaten.

-I’ve learned to always carry a condom for that friend who is “forgetful”. We don’t want any babies in college!

But I feel that the most important lesson that I have learned during my time in college is this…

College kids only drink watered downed beer!

Sure, occasionally, a hero will bring a bottle of patron or Smirnoff; but those occasions are few and rare. And after drinking this watered down beer, which you need five cups of to even be bussed, for more then a year; I realized something.

I miss good drinks!

I don’t want to drink that nasty beer anymore! Or then have to plaster a smile on my face on the way home saying, “That was so great guys” to my friends so that I don’t look like that one ungrateful chick for getting free booze.

After coming home from a party last night, I started to think of all of the drinks that I wished college parties had, and these are my top ten.



Recipe:  2 oz 1800® Silver Tequila
1.5 oz pear puree
3/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 ozfresh lime juice
slice pear garnish

In a tall mixing glass combine all ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a pre-chilled margarita (or martini) glass. Garnish with a pear slice.



Recipe: 1 oz Absolut® Citron vodka
1/2 oz Grand Marnier® orange liqueur
1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz cranberry juice
1/4 oz lime juice
1 drop grenadine syrup

Pour all ingredients (except grenadine) into a shaker, shake well and strain into a chilled large martini glass. Pour a drop of grenadine into the middle of the glass and let it fall to bottom. (It will color the stem red.) Garnish with a slice of lime, and serve.



 Recipe: 1 3/4 oz vodka
1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/2 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
1/2 cup ice
1 oz vanilla ice cream

Blend everything and pour. Top with cherry.

-Strawberry Daiquiri


 Recipe: 1 1/2 oz rum
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
1 tsp sugar

Pour the rum and lemon juice and sugar into a champagne saucer with some shaved ice. Stir well. Garnish with 4 strawberries, sliced or otherwise, and serve.



Recipe: 3 oz gin
3 oz cranberry juice

3 shots of gin to 3 shots of Cranberry Juice, mix and serve over ice.

-Green Apple Martini


 Recipe: 1 oz Smirnoff® Green Apple Twist vodka
1 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1 oz sweet and sour mix

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.

-White Russian


 Recipe: 2 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
2 oz vodka
3 – 4 oz milk

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass half-filled with ice cubes.

-Pina Coolada


Recipe: 1 1/2 oz light rum
2 oz Coco Lopez® cream of coconut
2 oz pineapple juice
1 cup crushed ice

Pour rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice into a blender with one cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth, and pour into a collins glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry, and serve.

-Cucumber Mojito


Recipe: 1 oz white rum
1 oz simple syrup
mint Leaves
lime Wedges
1 splash lime juice

Mix ingredients in order listed.
Shake very well in ice till shaker is frosty.
Pour into collins glass and serve

-Sea Breeze


Recipe:  1 1/2 oz vodka
1 splash cranberry juice
4 1/2 oz pineapple juice

Pour all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well, and serve.

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