Now that we have been back from spring break for the past couple of weeks, I feel as though I already need another one.

I had such a good time during break romping around New York City. My days were good, but my nights were even better. I went to bars all across the city and made sure I tried the bartender’s best drink. Here are some of the drinks from those bar tenders.

Harvey Wallbanger – For this delightful highball, the name originates from the way the bottle is positioned on the bar. The location for this tall, cylinder-shaped bottle is at the back row all the way to the right or the left of the bar. When the bottle is picked up, it slams against the back wall and thus was given the name Harvey Wallbanger. The name does not come from a guy who used to get it on against walls. Come on, get your head out of the gutter.

1 ounces of vodka

6 ounces of orange juice

Splash of Galianos

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Pour into a cup of ice. Use orange peel for garnish.

Cactus Sip – This drink does not taste like alcohol at all. It is made by mixing together fresh fruit and tequila, is a dangerous cocktail. The first time I was introduced to Cactus Sip was about a year ago at a bar on the Upper West Side of New York City. The drink was being passed out very quickly and the patrons were loving it. There was lots of dancing and everyone was having a great time.

I would suggest that if you are to make this drink, drink slowly. It can creep up on even the best of drinkers.

2 ounces tequila

2 ounces lemon juice

2 ounces cactus juice

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce club soda

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Pour into a cup of ice. Add lemon for garnish.

Old Fashion – This drink is for all those people who love a blast from the past. It is the good, “old fashion” for those of us who love to drink our whiskey along with a bit of flavoring. The flavor is sweet, bitter and always delicious.

If you do get this drink at a bar, make sure they do it right, otherwise it doesn’t taste too hot.

3 dashes of bitters

One packet of sugar

3 ounces of whiskey

1 orange slice

1 maraschino cherry

In an old fashion glass, muddle the bitters, orange slice and cherry into the sugar. Add ice to the top and pour in the whiskey.

I’m always down to try a new drink especially when it is the bar-tenders specialty. It’s always best to have a cocktail that the person giving to you loves to make, even if it’s not something that you normally have. I had a great break trying new things, like fruity drinks. I wish I could go back.

Gros-Werter can be reached at mgroswerter

@campustimes.org.

Now that we have been back from spring break for the past couple of weeks, I feel as though I already need another one.

I had such a good time during break romping around New York City. My days were good, but my nights were even better. I went to bars all across the city and made sure I tried the bartender’s best drink. Here are some of the drinks from those bar tenders.

Harvey Wallbanger – For this delightful highball, the name originates from the way the bottle is positioned on the bar. The location for this tall, cylinder-shaped bottle is at the back row all the way to the right or the left of the bar. When the bottle is picked up, it slams against the back wall and thus was given the name Harvey Wallbanger. The name does not come from a guy who used to get it on against walls. Come on, get your head out of the gutter.

1 ounces of vodka

6 ounces of orange juice

Splash of Galianos

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Pour into a cup of ice. Use orange peel for garnish.

Cactus Sip – This drink does not taste like alcohol at all. It is made by mixing together fresh fruit and tequila, is a dangerous cocktail. The first time I was introduced to Cactus Sip was about a year ago at a bar on the Upper West Side of New York City. The drink was being passed out very quickly and the patrons were loving it. There was lots of dancing and everyone was having a great time.

I would suggest that if you are to make this drink, drink slowly. It can creep up on even the best of drinkers.

2 ounces tequila

2 ounces lemon juice

2 ounces cactus juice

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce club soda

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Pour into a cup of ice. Add lemon for garnish.

Old Fashion – This drink is for all those people who love a blast from the past. It is the good, “old fashion” for those of us who love to drink our whiskey along with a bit of flavoring. The flavor is sweet, bitter and always delicious.

If you do get this drink at a bar, make sure they do it right, otherwise it doesn’t taste too hot.

3 dashes of bitters

One packet of sugar

3 ounces of whiskey

1 orange slice

1 maraschino cherry

In an old fashion glass, muddle the bitters, orange slice and cherry into the sugar. Add ice to the top and pour in the whiskey.

I’m always down to try a new drink especially when it is the bar-tenders specialty. It’s always best to have a cocktail that the person giving to you loves to make, even if it’s not something that you normally have. I had a great break trying new things, like fruity drinks. I wish I could go back.

Gros-Werter can be reached at mgroswerter

@campustimes.org.



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