Stumbling 'Alcoholic Drinks'
As the Spring semester comes to a close and finals approach, I find myself with absolutely nothing to do. A lot of my friends are in the same boat. They either don’t need to take a final, have one or two finals, or just have to turn in papers. I was extremely bored the other day and decided to go on StumbleUpon.com. I remembered that I had liked two pages that were alcohol related, so then I decided to just stumble the interest of alcoholic drinks and I came across some pretty interesting websites.
Drinkify.org is a very simple website. It pairs the music artist you are listening to with their own special drink to help compliment the music. For example, I typed in Rihanna and it gave me a drink called “The Rihanna,” which is a combination of vodka, Fassionola (a tropical fruit syrup) and orange juice. I guess it reflects her flamboyant style.
Guyism.com has an article called “The 10 Manliest Cocktails (and how to make them).” The drinks do seem pretty manly. They’re all drinks I can picture any of the guys from Mad Men drinking such as a Manhattan, a Tom Collins and an Old Fashioned. Many of the drinks contain whiskey, so I assume that’s why most of them, even the fruity ones, are considered manly.
BarMeister.com calls itself the “online guide to drinking.” From the looks of their website, I would have to agree. They have three sections to their site: cocktail recipes, drinking games and bar reviews. Each of those sections breaks down into most popular and recently added. There are 4,740 drink recipes. I’ve never heard of most of them. I took a look at the “Monster Sizurp” which contains one-third Seagram’s whiskey and two-thirds Monster. There is also the “Sweet Seattle Springtime Surrender” which contains bacon vodka, Sweet Caroline Sweet Tea Vodka, Blue Caracao and pineapple juice. The Sweet Seattle Springtime Surrender sounds pretty gross to me.
MixThatDrink.com has a tutorial on how to make your own jolly rancher vodka. I don’t like vodka and I don’t like sweet things, but I know a lot of people prefer their drinks to be sweet instead of harsh. To create this concoction you combine 12 jolly ranchers (you chose the flavor) and 8.5 ounces of vodka into a container you can seal, wait eight to 12 hours then chill it.
Esquire.com has a pretty awesome section of their website for drinks (Esquire.com/drinks). You can either search a drink by name, bottle (liquor) or ingredients. It is very convenient and easy to use. The fact that you can search by ingredient is pretty interesting to me. I’ve never seen anything like that before and it really helps find something you’re in the mood for.
TheDailyGreen.com has a slideshow of “10 Weird Uses for Vodka.” I don’t know how or why anyone figured out how to use vodka for some of the things that are listed, but it is pretty amazing. Vodka can apparently be used to treat poison ivy, freshen laundry, cure a toothache and even preserve your flowers.
FilmSchoolRejects.com has a part of their website dedicated to drinking games for almost any movie you can think of, old and new (FilmSchoolRejects.com/category/drinking-games). I checked out the drinking game for “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” since I love that movie, and it seems like it would be pretty intense. Some of the rules include drinking when someone drinks, smokes, talks directly into the camera and even every time someone says “Burgundy.” I’m not a fan of drinking games but for those of you who are, this website is definitely for you.
Whether you have a StumbleUpon.com account or not you should definitely check it out, it is an amazing website. You are sure to find something interesting with every click of the stumble button, no matter your interests include. If you want to find other interesting drinking games, facts or information about alcohol, stumbling the “alcoholic drinks” interest is the way to go.
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