May 2, 2013

Mixology: The Official Slope Day Guide

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Along with sunshine and study period, this upcoming weekend also has two great occasions to drink. The first is of course Slope Day (Friday, May 3 for those who forgot). The second is Cinco de Mayo (Sunday, May 5 for those who don’t speak Spanish). Cinco de Mayo is an afterthought here at Cornell, but please make sure to pay your respects to the holiday that promises bottomless margaritas and salty thumbs. Okay, enough of that. Let’s talk Slope. As a senior, I have only made it to two Slope Days. No, the third was not a sad case of the morning drinking nap. I was abroad, okay? The first two exposed me to just about enough that I think I can really own the slope this year. Lucky for you, I have decided to impart my last piece of wisdom on all you readers who also want to really dominate the slope this year.

A Cornellian’s Guide to Slope Day 2013

As you can see, Slope Day is divine simplicity. The trick is to space out your drinks to maintain balance on the cusp of sloppiness. Once you cross the line, you can’t go back. In all seriousness, know your limits and be careful on Slope Day.

Try this simple recipe for a drink that is not Keystone:

1 1/2 oz. raspberry rum

1/2 cup tropical fruit juice

1 cup Proseco or sparkling white wine

Mix the rum and juice with ice in a glass or shaker. Top with Proseco.

Original Author: Sarah McKeen