It’s a bittersweet moment writing my last alcohol article for the CT. Since it is my last, I thought it would be nice to write about my favorite drinks, in a sort of “best of GDubs.” I have spent numerous hours trying new drinks. If someone gave me a recipe I was likely to try it within the week I had learned about it. For the majority of the drinks, I am impressed. However, every now and then I try a drink that I thoroughly enjoy and want to share with the UR community. But, alas, this is my last article so let me stop my sob story and share with you some of my favorites over the years. The drinks in this article are for all graduating seniors to celebrate with.

Mojito – This drink is the ultimate summer drink. It is light and refreshing and really wets the pallet. I have had this numerous of times in the city. It comes in all different types, strawberry, mango – try them all. This one time I was at a hooka bar, called “Le Souk,” with a friend of mine, Ed. We ordered a pitcher and proceeded to polish it off a bit after we got the check. Let me say, thank god for plastic because we would have had to wash the dishes all night.

2 ounces of rum1 ounce of simple syrup – packet of sugar can work4 ounces of seltzer or club soda2 sprigs of mintHalf a lime

Muddle the mint with the simple syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake. Serve in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime and allow the mint to float in the glass.

Margarita – I love the sweet and sour flavors of a margarita. It is a drink that is ideal for a beach, but also perfect on a patio. There is never a wrong time to have one. Whether this delicious cocktail is served at 11 in the morning or 11 at night, I’m game. Serve this drink up on the rocks or frozen. Salt or no salt. Or even add a kiss of Grand Marnier at the end. This drink says good times.

2 ounces of tequila4 ounces of Grand Marnier2 ounces of sour mixA squeeze of a lime

Put all the ingredients in a shaker on ice. Shake. Pour into a margarita glass and serve. Wedge of lime to garnish.

Dessert Should Be Had First – This drink is one that I made up. One night I thought it would be a good idea to try as many different liquors that I don’t usually buy, namely the sweet or flavored bottles. So I went out and bought a few bottles and invited friends over to imbibe with me. We took all types of shots, from blowjobs to B52s to kamikazes. Later in the night I started to get creative with what was left. This is what came out of it. I like a shot with desert, but in truth it can be had at any time.

1 ounce of vanilla vodka1 ounce of butterscotch schnappsSmash a couple of raspberries with fine sugarFresh whipped cream

Shake the vodka and schnapps together on ice. Put the raspberries at the bottom of the shot glass and pour liquid over it. Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top.

I like alcohol a lot. I love the intense flavors and the unique combinations that create delicious cocktails. Luckily, I have been able to share my enthusiasm with you. To show that this isn’t the end of the line for my love for alcohol, I am going to be importing French wine next year in a little entrepreneurial gig. I hope you have enjoyed reading my article as much as I have enjoyed writing it. And remember, alcohol can be dangerous in large quantities, so please take note and enjoy responsibly. Signing off, for the last time, GDubs.Groswerter can be reached at groswerter@campustimes.org.



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