We mostly drink at home, because we’re cheap and Denver still allows smoking in bars. I know of only two bars that are nonsmoking within walking distance, and they are both trendy and spendy.
Because we mostly drink at home I’ve had the opportunity to concoct some interesting tasty adult beverages. I don’t think any of my favorites have a name, though probably desparate college students somewhere have mixed and consumed them before.
Drink 1 (Richer rum/coke)
Put 3 ice cubes in an old fashioned glass(I think that’s the short beverage glass). Pour in about a finger of dark rum and an ounce of kaluha. Add your favorite cola (I like RC Cola best) to fill the remainder of the glass. Stir. Consume.
Drink 2 (Because I’m trying to get skinny)
Put 3 ice cubes in an old fashioned glass. Pour in a finger of citrus vodka, and fill up the glass halfway with strong iced tea. Fill the remainder of the glass with cranberry juice cocktail (I use the kind made with spenda because I am trying to avoid calories). Add some triple sec if you want a bit more booze, or squeeze a couple of lime wedges or lemon wedges into the glass and stir. I used to make this with Ocean Spray Juice & Tea, but I can’t find it anymore so I have to do it ghetto style. I like this drink because it’s not two sweet or too tart and doesn’t have as many calories as just a cran/vodka drink has.
Drink 3 (Ghetto-style mojito)
Muddle some mint leaves and a lime wedge in the bottom of a highball glass (the tall kind? I think). Add 4 ice cubes. Add 1 1/2 oz light (or dark) rum and fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale. Add another lime wedge if you’re feeling crazy.
This weekend I went out for “girls’ night” with my Oldest Friend and two of her other friends that live in the Denver area, and we went to both of the nonsmoking bars. Oldest Friend is from California and when we got to the last bar, which wasn’t nonsmoking, she finally understood why I don’t go out that much.
Also, though girls’ night was fun, it was cool to have someone’s boyfriend show up and buy us 3 rounds of drinks.