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Boujee Booze: February

Expand your drinking palate with this monthly installment of new booze.

Tryna get that cock-tail this month? Am I right? If so you’ll need some tasty drinks in mind to get your courage up and your breath fresh AF. This month I’m providing some citrus sweetheart treats and mint-infused classics that will leave your breath ready for action so you can move from the bar to the bedroom in no time.

Beer: Elvis Juice by BrewDog

Photo by Robb McCormick Photography. Provided by BrewDog USA. https://www.robbmccormick.com

Sticking with our theme of sensual citruses, our beer of the month is Brewdog’s Grapefruit-infused IPA, Elvis Juice! This 6.5% ABV treat hits the spot for all kinds of beer drinkers, from the “I gotta have more hops” hipsters (to be read like Christopher Walken’s I gotta have more cowbell SNL skit) to the “I only drink fruity beers” apprehensive newbies, this beer will widen your horizon in some direction and make you feel good. I picked this beer for several reasons this Valentine’s Day, one is the Angel Grapefruit Technique (Google it now, I will say no more) and the other is because fruit and romance always pair well together. If you’re looking to spice up the beer game, might I recommend adding a shot of gin to the bottom of a pint of this like Ethyl and Tank’s old school Get Rad drink that I’m not even confident still exists, but used to be my favorite after a long day. With all the flavors of love in the air, Elvis Juice is sure to pair well with the pelvis juice you’ll be interacting with later on, am I right ladies?

Cocktail: Mojito

Our boujee cocktail of the month had to be something you could pair with a pre-sensual Valentine’s dinner or a date party that’s sure to lead somewhere, so I thought, why not something to keep your breath fresh while drinking it? This month we’re looking into how to make a standard mojito. There are five necessary ingredients in this drink, and they are: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Your first step is to add a shot-size or a confident squeeze of lime juice, 5-7 mint leaves, a pinch of sugar or shot simple syrup, and two shots of rum. Then, with a spoon (or a muddler if you actually own one), “muddle” the three together. Muddle means to press down on the mixture multiple times to release the flavors. No need to be gentle here, just don’t twist the spoon or spike the leaves with the edge of it and accidentally tear the mint leaves, they should remain whole. You’ll know you’re doing it right when it changes the color of the mix just slightly. To finish off the drink, fill the rest of the glass with ice and soda water and give it a stir. Feel free to top with more mint for garnish, and there you have it! Make these yourself or find them being served at District Pourhouse in the Gateway, where you can also treat your date to some very tasty dinner (this is confidently my favorite place for dinner on campus). No need to frantically chew gum before being invited over at the end of the night, you’ll have yourself covered with this drink already.

Madi Task

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