Archive for the ‘Drink Review’ Category

Photo by Tim Brown.

Soda smorgasbord

A drink review of Sioux City Sarsaparilla, Kickapoo Joy Juice, Bawls Guarana, and Waialua Soda Works Mango Soda!

Photo by Kelly Ireland.

Pumpkin spice delight

There’s nothing quite like the flavors of fall: cinnamon, squash and all. And when it comes to squash, Starbucks hits the spot with its pumpkin spice latte. The drink is a blend of coffee, pumpkin flavor, steamed milk, whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices sprinkled on top — a sure delight for the lovers of autumn.

The great UAA fountain crawl

Regular TNL readers know water is probably one of the best, greatest drinks in existence. It’s cool, refreshing, healthier than other soft drinks and a basic necessity for life. So then comes the question of where to get it.

UAA has many plentiful sources of water, but they’re not all worth tapping into. As a result, I took it upon myself to journey across our campus to find the best sources of water for students.

The chocolate chai tea latte is one of three fall harvest drinks Starbucks offers exclusively during the fall season. Photo by Ashley Snyder.

Drink Review: Starbucks Chocolate Chai Tea Latte

Fall is all about nostalgic flavors and comfort food. It is a transitional period between students’ fast-paced summer schedules and the cold, dark winter. This season is a great time to put on warm clothes, go on a walk and have a hot drink while enjoying the changing colors of the leaves and the crisp air.

Anchorage Brewing Company Galaxy White IPA

Local craft beer producer Anchorage Brewing Company doesn’t shy away from bold ingredients with their Galaxy White IPA. The Belgian-style white IPA is a hoppy and aromatic, medium-bodied ale fermented in French oak barrels. To fully strap in your senses, pour sparingly into glass stemware. Galaxy White pours opaquely as a rich, light orange color […]

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H20 is FTW

When it comes to the beverage industry, trends are everything. For the fashion-conscious choice of drink is can be a statement — “Are you Coke or Pepsi?”


Summer drinks just below par

Honeydew, cucumber and mint cooler HANDS-ON TIME: 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME : 50 MINUTES SERVES 8 Peel and chop one honeydew melon and half a cucumber. Puree the melon and cucumber together with and one cup of fresh mint leaves in a blender until smooth. This may have to be done in increments, unless the blender is […]


Smooth merlot with a gentle kick

Sometimes simplicity is the way to go. But simplicity with a subtle kick is often much more satisfying. Milbrandt Vineyards’s 2009 merlot is a deep reddish-purple, and at a 13.5 percent ABV, it’s also a decent hitter. The wine can be served either chilled or at room temperature, which is the traditional temperature for consumption. […]


Mixology course needed for Graduate

Graduation parties are places for family, friends, food and fun. It’s also a place for beer and cocktails because most grads are over 21. One cocktail to stay away from is The Graduate from There are other variations of the recipe, but steer clear from this particular variation at all costs. To make this cocktail, pour one shot of Disaronno or other amaretto liqueur, one […]


Zombie Zin offers an undead perspective on a very human wine

The zombie apocalypse is upon us, and the only way to get out alive is to act like the ene­my. You must shamble as they shamble, groan as they groan and drink what they drink — which, for the more sophisti­cated undead out there, is appar­ently a zinfandel.

Photo by Heather Hamilton

Mosel Riesling Qualitätswein, a German treat

There’s something to be said about pretty packaging. While it’s never smart to judge a book, or wine, by its cover, doing so might just lead to an interesting and new experience.

Hakutsuru Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake

Sake, like wine produced from grapes, is the product of fermentation. Similar to traditional grape wine, it has traditions associated with tasting.

“Junmai” refers to how polished the rice used in the fermentation process is. Junmai-grade rice is regulated for other aspects of quality as well.

Jellybean shooter, a springtime must

Jellybeans don’t just come in Easter baskets anymore.

This shooter will knock you on your rump, so pay attention. Pour half an ounce of the blackberry brandy into a shot glass, filling it about a third of the way. Slowly pour in a third of a shot of Sambuca, which will layer it due to the differing densities of the alcohols. Layer the Southern Comfort on top.

Google fails with Mind Eraser drink recipe

When looking for a new drink to try, don’t just Google a combination of your favorite ingredients and pick the easiest one — especially if it has a ridiculous name.

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