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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Mac mentholmint schnapps a dangerously smooth treat

Dr. McGillicuddy’s (“Dr. Mac” for short) quite possibly makes the finest schnapps there is, and their mentholmint flavor is possibly the best in their...

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...

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.

Moscato a sweet and tangy wine

Kenwood Vineyards’ vintage 2010 North Coast Moscato is a delightful white wine. The nose is sweet, and is perfumed chiefly with honeysuckle. It also...

Traditional brunch beverage with a twist

It is rare to come across an alcoholic beverage meant to be imbibed before noon, but when you do, it’s always worth trying at...

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...

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...

Soda smorgasbord

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

Blind Russian blindsides

Blind Russian. Photo by Heather Hamilton/TNL The Blind Russian is an aptly-named cocktail that will slap you upside the face if you’re not careful. This...

Red Stag and Cola, a match made in heaven

Red Stag Black Cherry by Jim Beam is a beautiful bourbon, and it’s even better when mixed with some kind of cola. Stag & Cola...

Elegant and spunky: the French Lavender cocktail

The French Lavender is a fun but elegant cocktail. Consisting of lavender infused vodka, Chambord (blackberry-flavored liquor) and muddled lemon, it’s both tangy and sweet, neither flavor trait overbearing the other if ingested within a few minutes.

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...

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.

‘Ise Kadoya’ ale a stunning surprise

Brown Ale Ise Kadoya Microbrewery Ise City, Japan 5% Abv. I have to say, when I think of Japan and alcohol together, the combination usually equates to sake....

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.

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...

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?”

The right brew to beat the heat

When all the facts are in, no season truly stands alone in the arena of enjoyable beer drinking. That being said, summer certainly provides a plethora of unique beer drinking possibilities. If you love the outdoors and you love to drink beer, what better time to combine your pleasures? First, choose a beer.

The Godfather; a hard- boiled mixed cocktail

Your potential new client has sent an anonymous letter down to your office. You unfold it from your breast coat pocket, and trace your...

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.

‘Black Butte Porter’ is good, even when it’s not in season

Black Butte Porter Deschutes Brewery Bend, OR 5.2% ALC, 30 IBU It’s a little out of season, but “Black Butte Porter” from Deschutes Brewery has been one of...

Warming over the sting

The color of E&J Brandy VS is a deep and rich amber that suggests refinement and sophistication, and the brandy also has an earthy,...

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...

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.