5 Easy Cocktails Every Fresher Needs in their Life Right Now
Now that you’re a fresher with a little extra cash, you can say goodbye to the days of drinking Frosty Jacks in a field and start joining your fellow freshers by creating fun (and delicious) cocktails to drink before heading out to a night full of regret. Not speaking from experience…
We know there can be a lot of different personalities when you’re mixed with other freshers from around the world, so jisp have put a zesty twist on some classics for you to break (or crush) the ice with your new family. You might have only known these people for a few days, but there’s no doubt that you have already seen far too deep into each other’s drunk souls and discovered everyone’s annoying habits and personality traits. That’s why we’ve created a personalised cocktail list- one drink to suit every type of flatmate. Why not put aside a small group budget to party in style without breaking the bank. So, what can I get you to drink?
Rum Punch (Your Lazy Flatmate)
Okay, so hopefully you don’t want to actually punch them, but you’ve just moved in and have already noticed that one flatmate who moves at a snail pace to do anything from cleaning up to getting ready for a night out. Give them the boost they need by quickly creating this cocktail and placing it in arm’s reach of the sloth. You’ll be thanking us when the laziness is replaced with impressive dance moves.
30ml dark rum
30ml white rum
60ml orange juice
60ml pineapple juice
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 dash grenadine
Shake rum and juices with ice and pour into a big glass. Top with grenadine and garnish with fruit slices.
Bloody Hell, Mary!
We all have a Mary in the flat. The one that walks into the kitchen after a night out to tell her incredibly shocking stories, while the rest of the flat either lean in, eagerly sipping their morning coffee or end up spitting out a mouthful of cornflakes from the crudeness of her tales. Make your Mary this flavoursome cocktail that is a little bit spicy and little naughty, just like her.
2 ice cubes
Vodka, double shot
½ lemon, juice only
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
150ml tomato juice
Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place the ice into a tall glass and add the vodka.
Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice. Stir well.
Add salt and pepper and serve
Berry (Sure I’m Not Doing That Again) Daquiri
This one goes out to the stuck record of a flatmate who is adamant that they will never drink again, but you can bet your next student loan that they’ll always be by your side until those horrendous bright club lights get turned on at closing time. You might as well get their drink ready.
175g ripe strawberries or 200g raspberries (or use a mix of 100g strawberries and 100g raspberries) 6 ice cubes/crushed ice
½ lime juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
100ml white rum
Lime slice to serve
If using raspberries, blend them to purée and sieve to extract the pips.
Blend the ice cubes to create crushed ice. Add the berries, lime and lemon juice and rum. Blend again and pour into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a lime slice.
Sin and Tone-it
Our twist on a Gin and Tonic. This cocktail is designed for the flatmate that everyone envies, the one that can drink like a trooper and keep up with the group’s mischievous antics, but will get up at the crack of dawn with no hangover to head to the gym. Yes, these people exist.
60 ml gin
100ml tonic water
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
Pour in the gin.
Top off with tonic water.
Garnish with a wedge of lime.
A SUSU Woo Woo
For the flatmate who isn’t a big drinker, but needs a photo of themselves sipping on a pretty drink for the Insta post before spending the whole night in the SU. This fruity cocktail will be a great way to welcome a fresher into uni without traumatising them.
25ml peach schnapps
60ml cranberry juice
Mix everything together! Pour the vodka and peach schnapps into a glass, followed by the cranberry juice.