Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Drinks up



It's the end of University till September and the most obvious student thing to do is get absolutely wasted. The day after the night before you're probably never going to drink again, but lets face it, it's a phrase we all say to make us feel less guilty for drinking so much.

Getting wasted however isn't the only option. To feel a little more classy compared to that cheap bottle of Rose, why not spoil yourself with a few pitchers and cocktails. Yes, we know cocktails are pricey little glasses but think of the feeling of enjoying such a pretty and cool looking drink with that lemon on the side and that mint leaf at the bottom.

The first part of student freedom lead me and my friends to the restaurant known just as well for their cocktails as much as their Tapas, Las Iguanas. With 4 pitchers between the 4 us, we definitely had enough with myself getting a cheeky 6/7 glasses out of it. "Mango Collins" sat proudly in-between the tapas at the table, a vision of yellow sunshine to match the unusual hot sunny day. With a combination of fresh mango, triple sec and vodka, every sip was a delight. My favourite however was the "Strawberry red", not only did it remind of nostalgic pink lemonade but it tasted beautiful thanks to the Liquor, Malibu and mixture of lemonade and cranberry juice. At £17 each for the pitchers it was money well spent between the four of us providing us with drinks to keep us going for a whole 3 hours.

Frankie and Bennies proved an interesting place for a surprising list of unusual cocktails. Yes, I stuck with a traditional Cosmopolitan for that classy feeling, but letting out my more childish side I enjoyed a "Strawberry shortcake", some kind of ice cream/ milkshake thing with a dash of Diccionario. Since it involved Diccionario I thought it would include a more almondy scent and taste that Diccionario has (in my palette anyway), but god forbid only Strawberry came though, oh the pain. £7 taken from my name, was it worth the price? For the taste of alcohol? No, it tasted only of ice cream. But for nostalgia and a pretty jazzy looking glass? Yes. Question is, where to next?

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