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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
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Drinks That Go With Your Major

After a rough day in classes, it’s nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors’ next drink of choice.

Psychology: Gin and Tonic

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Unofficial research has shown that drinking this classic drink can cause utter joy in the human hippocampus.

2 oz gin
5 oz tonic water
1 lime wedge
Pour the gin and the tonic water into a mason jar with ice cubes. Stir well. Think about what your choice in drink says about you.

History: Scotch on the Rocks

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After a hard day of analytical thinking, it’s good to settle down with a simple drink. This drink just happens to be as dry as all those historiographies you have to read.

2 oz scotch
4-5 large ice cubes
Put ice cubes in a small glass. Pour scotch over ice cubes. Best while re-reading your Chicago Citation Manual. 


Astronomy: Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

Photo by Chaoyu Li

Burnt out on studying massive fireballs in space? Take a shot of one instead.

2 oz Fireball Whiskey

Fill a whimsical shot glass of your choice with whiskey, then plug your nose and go for it. Be sure to savor the aftertaste.


Geology: Beer

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To quote a professor, “Here’s a beer bottle for scale.” You’re essentially camping while doing field work. You might as well have a beer or two.

6-pack of Alaska Amber Ale

Be sure to remember your Swiss Army Knife so you can get the bottles open.


Philosophy: Red Wine

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Swirl your glass as you contemplate an existential topic of your choice.

1 bottle of 14 Hands Pinot Noir

Pour the wine into a wine glass. Swirl so the wine can oxygenate a little before you drink it.


English: Tom Collins

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To cure writer’s block, try a drink that sounds like a character in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

2 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp superfine sugar
3 oz club soda
1 maraschino cherry or sliced strawberry
1 slice orange

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well. Strain into a tall glass. Add the club soda. Stir and garnish with the cherry or strawberry and the orange slice.


Studio Art: Cosmopolitan

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 Let the bright color of this drink inspire your future masterpiece. Or, you know, you could just Instagram it.

1.25 oz vodka of your choosing
0.25 oz triple sec
1 oz cranberry juice
In a shaker with ice, add vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.


Music: Champagne

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Toast to the end of form and analysis, senior recitals and aural skills with a goblet of $5 bubbly. You won’t be needing them anytime soon, anyway.

1 bottle of nicely cheap champagne

Pour champagne into a fancy goblet. Do not attempt to have a jam session.


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