“Work Hard, Play Hard” is a great motto to describe Syracuse University. We have a bunch of colleges within the university which offer classes for just about every interest. The buildings on campus here are just as important to SU’s identity as basketball or snow, and I believe that they deserve a drink. Here is what each school would be if they were an alcoholic beverage:
The College of Arts and Sciences
The drink of choice for Arts and Sciences is none other than the Long Island Iced Tea. Containing vodka, tequila, rum, gin, and triple sec, this drink has a little bit of everything mixed into one. This is very similar to the College of Arts and Sciences in that a bunch of different majors are strewn together into one school.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
If the student body made a drinking game out of how many times they heard that Newhouse is the #1 communications school in the country, there would be no student body left because they would all die of alcohol poisoning.
As wonderful as the college is, and as proud as its students deserve to be, I recommend that Newhouse students take sip of Humble Pie. Containing lemon juice and orange vodka, drinking this would be a nice refreshing change of pace.
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Whitman deserves a drink that means business: A little bougie, a tad mature, and definitely something James Bond would order. If Whitman were personified, they would be downing martinis like it was their job…other than being the CEO of their own startup company.
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Falk dabbles in many areas, but for the most part the focus is on personal health. Alcohol is certainly not as nutritious as kale, but it’s necessary to indulge every now and then. What better than a Bloody Mary to get your fill of vegetables and a nice buzz?
School of Information Studies
Considering there’s only one major available for anybody enrolled in the iSchool, this Blue Raspberry Lemonade Slushy only needs one liquid and that is UV Blue Raspberry Vodka. However, it makes a lot out of minimal ingredients. It also utilizes a blender to bring out the techie in you.
School of Architecture
Known for not really being known, architecture students are hard to find on campus. This is not because they don’t exist, but because they are often holed up somewhere drowning in piles of work. This is very similar to limoncello made with Everclear. Is there even alcohol in this drink? Are there even architecture students on this campus? The answer to both is yes, despite your surprise. The recipe can be found here.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
A bit out there but a whole lot of fun, VPA deserves a drink that can keep up with them. The Sazerac cocktail is more than fitting, containing Absinthe which is rumored to cause hallucinations and crazy activity. Spending enough time in VPA is rumored to have the same effect.
School of Education
It’s an age-old tradition to give your teacher an apple, so it’s only appropriate to be pouring the future teachers of the world a glass of Hard Cider. Not to mention cider is associated with autumn, which is when kids go back to school.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Students in this school are taught how to be innovative and solve problems. When it’s summertime and you want to get drunk while cooling off, what would an engineer make? That’s right, it’s Popsicle Cocktails (or poptails). By taking two great things and putting them together, you open a whole new world of possibilities.