Now that football season’s over, and the snow is about to keep us cooped up in our dorms, apartments, and frat houses, we all need a little spirit (or spirits).  Start your own party with these cocktails basically made for each and every JMU Duke.

Storms of Paradise

A bubbly cocktail with a dark side, Storms in Paradise is a great treat or starter to your winter nights. It’s ideal for getting wasted with your squad while you watch the snow fall. This drink is made for you Schnapps folks. #ThrowbackToMyDadsLiquorCabinet 

Purple and Gold Margarita


Need one of these in our life right about now. #purplemargarita #summertime #margaritas #everythingispurple #do512 #ATX #austintx #regram @corchella A photo posted by Do512 (@do512) on Aug 5, 2015 at 11:54am PDT

Not too creative a name, and not too difficult a drink, this cocktail will set you on your butt with raspberry liqueur and gold tequila. Put a purple salt ring around the edge, and you got yourself a JMaddy beverage.

Mardi Gras Madness Punch

For your larger parties, throw together this Nah’Lins favorite.  Some grape juice, lemon soda, and pineapple juice plus some vodka can really go a long way.  Put on some masks and celebrate like you live in the French Quarter on South Main.  

Galaxy Storm


A photo posted by Brittni Dunn (@brittnidunn) on Nov 22, 2015 at 3:21pm PST

Seen on the legendary Tipsy Bartender, the Galaxy Storm is a colorful bomb of a cocktail that makes you see stars.  It is a bit complex though-with tequila, gin, vodka, and more. Maybe make this drink with your sober and switch to Burnett’s later for ease.

Purple Haze

A photo posted by Vanessa herbert (@_duh_nessa) on Mar 16, 2015 at 9:42pm PDT

The Purple Haze is perfect for Hendrix lovers and JMU lovers.  It’s basically a Saturday night out at JMU.  Your mouth tastes like fruit, and you can’t quite find your apartment at 2 am. Another elaborate cocktail, but one that has #purplepower.