Below are some drinks to make people say, “Mmmm, that’s good.” These are a bunch of drinks that are perfect for a party or small gathering.

CaipirinhaThis drink is considered the national drink of Brazil, but this is only a recent development. This is because the name comes from a derogatory word that roughly means “hick.”

15 limes cup of sugar1 cups of Cachaca – can be substituted by rumLimes for garnish

Squeeze enough limes for two cups of juice. In a pitcher, mix lime juice and sugar until dissolved. Can the liquor and mix well. Makes 8 drinks.

I give this drink 3 out of 4 glasses.

MojitoThis drink is common in the Caribbean. It is a refreshing drink that is great during a hot summer night.

2 fresh mint sprigs2 teaspoons of sugar2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1 oz light rum

Chilled club sodaMint sprig and lime for garnishIn a tall glass, muddle the mint sprigs and lime together. Add sugar and lime juice until dissolved. Stir in rum. Add ice cubes and top off drink with club soda. Add garnish.

Red SangriaThis drink is perfect for saying, “I am a classy mofo who likes to drink wine.” It can be a compliment to any meal. 2 bottles of chilled red wine1 cup cognac cup triple sec cup granulated sugar1 orange, sliced1 lemon, sliced2 cups of chilled seltzer

In a bowl, mix wine, cognac, triple sec and sugar. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Stir in lemon and orange slices. Chill for an hour. Add seltzer before serving. Add ice. Makes 12 glasses.

I give this drink 3 out of 4 glasses.

Banana-CowThis is a really good light drink and is great for just sipping while going out on the town. The creamy banana taste is delightful, and can be enjoyed on any occasion.

1 oz light rum1 oz creme de banana1 oz cream1 dash grenadine1 slice bananaNutmeg

Shake rum, creme de banana, cream, and grenadine with crushed ice and strain into a glass. Decorate the glass with the banana slice, sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve. Makes 1 drink.

I give this drink 3 out of 4 glasses.

Gros-Werter can be reached at mgroswerter@campustimes.org.



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