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 http://idrink.com. 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 shot of Southern Comfort and two shots of pineapple juice into a glass with ice and stir. The color looks like mulled apple cider, but the taste is as hideous as student debt.
The tip of the sip is super sweet, with almost no other taste to it. When it hits the middle of the tongue, the flavor and smoothness of the Disaronno takes center stage, almost making up for the rush of sugar at the tip. The finish reverts back to the cavity-inducing sweetness, but the pineapple and Southern Comfort battle for flavor dominance in a way that confuses the tongue. The aftertaste is mostly the smooth Southern Comfort, but with a tang of pineapple added in. Pineapple and Southern Comfort don’t seem so bad mixed together, but the amaretto liqueur does something to make it less palatable. Clearly, almonds, pineapples and So-Co don’t mix well.
If you’re having a party or heading out to a bar to celebrate, stay far, far away from this drink. Have a beer instead.
Drink: The Graduate
Ingredients: Disaronno, Southern Comfort, pineapple juice