Expand your drinking palate with this monthly installment of new booze
There are two ways undergrads tend to view the month of April. One is as the dreaded month after spring break, and the other more positive way is as the month right before summer. This month’s collection of boujee booze is for you pessimists out there looking for a little poison to remind you of spring break and get you through the end of finals, or even better, graduation. Inspired by my senior-year trip (an all-inclusive Cancùn resort), here are drinks that will send your mind back to the beach when your back’s against the wall with school work.
BEER: Sixth Sense Slice of Life
In an attempt to keep things local, I was on the lookout for a summery pale ale for this month’s installment, thinking of the strong sales partnership my resort had with Corona Cerveza. (Chug 3-4 of these bright and bubbly beers and you’ll feel similar to how I felt after I beat a random Canadian man in a chugging contest. I won a rainbow lei…but then again, so did everyone else.) I visited the District Pourhouse in Gateway to ask my kind bartender, Tony (who is a cunning Brad Pitt look-alike), what local Corona-like beers he had on tap. After trying three contenders, the answer was obvious: Sixth Sense’s Slice of Life, a New England India Pale Ale. If hearing IPA scares you because hops make you immediately hop away, consider the fruity lime that is just as much a part of this drink as the hops are. Weighing in at 7.2% ABV, this beer will definitely get you as drunk as you were on spring break, and the lime flavors mixed in perfectly match the pop of a wedge that comes with a bottle of Corona. You can thank District Pourhouse General Manager Brian McGlothlin for this creation in collaboration with Sixth Sense. Stop in today for childhood nostalgia via video games and spring break nostalgia via beer!
COCKTAIL: Sex on the Beach
I will inhale these puppies any time I see a swim-up bar and feel warm sand beneath my feet. The ultimate vacation cocktail, a Sex on the Beach makes you sound confident because you just said “sex” in public and grown af because it’s what Alexa Vega’s character orders to drink in the iconic tween rom-com sleepover. Plus, you’re bound to build a relationship with the bartender across from you who can’t help but “correct” your drink order for a joke, like “You mean sex on the bar!” or “You mean sex on the dancefloor!” or “You mean sex in the pool!”. (All jokes that my bartenders made to me in Cancùn.) Have no fear of new drinks! This intoxicatingly beautiful medley of fruity flavors is super simple to make: vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. No shaking involved, just add some ice and a simple stir. I recommend ordering one of these bad girls at Lucky’s Stout House, one of the only campus bars with an adorable outdoor patio. Plus their liquor drinks are only $1 during Power Hour from 8-9 p.m. on Saturdays. (A double-well for $2? See you there!)