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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Bottled Cosmopolitan, a must-have for lazy days

There is nothing more chic, sophisticated and feminine than the Cosmo. This fruity cocktail is a true doozy, and well-made ones challenge even the manliest of men to call them tame.

Blended wine morphs between flavors

Bitter is the name of the game with Claar Cellars Cabernet-Merlot fusion wine. This particular wine is made with a 60 percent helping of cabernet sauvignon and 40 percent merlot. Depending on the vintage and brand, these aren’t always the sweetest wines, but somehow the Claar Cellars blend of the two manages to be extra bitter.

Green Tea Hot Toddy: A drink for the ill who don’t care

Headache, sore throat, body aches and a nose so stuffed up it could reinforce a dam — yep, it’s cold season, and some people have it bad. And bad, of course, is a sugarcoated term for, ”Leave me alone. I think I’m dying.”

Fairbanks California Sherry: Not an original, but still a tasty wine

Despite not actually being from Fairbanks, this California Sherry wine definitely packs a punch. This sherry is light in color, a touch of amber in an otherwise clear liquid, and it’s got a powerful scent. At first, the scent is consumed with the odor of alcohol, but a second try reveals a deeper, nutty and earthy undertone.

Drink Review: Manischewitz Blackberry Wine

The Manischewitz blackberry wine is made completely from blackberries, with no additional fruits thrown in. Its color is a deep red hue, similar to strawberry jam, and its scent is sweet and fruity, though not easily identifiable as blackberries.

No-heat-o Mojito worth the effort

The No-heat-o Mojito virgin drink is not a simple mocktail. Its sweet flavor will appeal to both those under and over the drinking age. Despite its minor complexities, a focused attention to detail is well worth the delicious result.

Surprisingly vibrant ale for a Dead Guy

When in doubt, ask a waiter for one of the darkest beers the restaurant carries. But even if the darkest brew he or she has to offer is an ale, don’t turn him down. It might surprise you.

Not all cocktails a slam dunk

When hosting a game day gathering, there’s nothing more important than food and beverage choices. For those over the age of 21, “beverages” usually means beer. But for those who aren’t fond of beer, cocktails are also acceptable.

Pumpkin ‘Rumtini,’ a festive drink to carry through the autumn holidays

It’s a misnomer if there ever was one — there’s no vodka or gin in the Pumpkin Martini, so it isn’t a real martini. But it is a delicious drink for autumn.

Virgin Drink Review: Hot Buttered Lemon

This drink sounds complicated, but half the fun is making it. It takes around 20 to 30 minutes to make and serve, but at the end you have a wonderfully autumnal sipping drink It is well suited for socializing inside, watching the best scary movies to prepare for Halloween.

Margarita Tropical Fruit Island: A tasteful and memorable beverage for non-alcoholic drink fans

If sweet and sour are mixed together, it becomes wonderful in many senses. The flavors complement each other well. It’s often unusual to make...

Drink Review: Fu-Ki Sake

Fu-Ki Sake may sound like a silly name, but this traditional Japanese rice wine packs quite a punch. It’s clear, heavy and possesses a light, earthy aroma that’s subdued but powerful once it’s in your nose.

Lemon Drop: so delicious, you can’t stop

Do you like the kick of a plain martini, but also enjoy fruitier flavors? The Lemon Drop martini is a glorious cocktail and fits...

Good drink, poor tribute

It’s a geeky week, so here’s a geeky cocktail to whet your appetite: the Batman Cocktail. It’s not a perfect tribute to the Caped...

Jäger Bombs, a smooth but effective drink

There are few drinks that can knock you on your rear as fast as a few well-placed Jäger Bombs; in addition to being strong...

Rum and Cola is a simple cocktail for summer get-togethers, but it’s even more enjoyable if a little grenadine is added in. If you’re a...

Carlo Rossi’s Sweet Red a diabetic’s worse nightmare

Not all wines are created equal, and while Carlo Rossi’s Sweet Red has its ups and downs, it’s a great deal for your dollar...

Amaretto Sour a summer must-have

Something about the Amaretto Sour just sounds like a bad idea waiting to happen — it might be the fact that you’re combining sweet...