The best drinks to celebrate graduation

So congratulations, graduates. We wish you all the best of luck in your endeavors and we hope your futures are boozy. ( Ralph Daily/Flickr Creative Commons )

So congratulations, graduates. We wish you all the best of luck in your endeavors and we hope your futures are boozy. (Ralph Daily/Flickr Creative Commons)

So you’re a senior, your final semester is wrapping up, you’ve already had your gown steamed and decorated your cap. Your last term paper has been handed in, your thesis project has been submitted. What’s left to do before you walk across that stage and get your diploma (three months later)? Well there’s only one answer, and that’s drink, of course.

Now, you have a few options here. And pay close attention, because it’s going to get complicated and I don’t want to lose you on this.

Champagne: You already have a few bottles laying around from your graduation photoshoot on Horsebarn Hill, so why not drink them? Be it the weekend before graduation, mimosas the morning of or clinking glasses over a toast with your family immediately after the commencement ceremony, there are endless possibilities for all that bubbly.

Beavers. All of the Beavers. There’s no better way to wind out your time here at UConn than with a pitcher full of that sickly shade of green/blue/red/purple. The cyclical nature of the Beaver is poetic really. It’s how you rang in your 21st, it’s how you celebrated the end of so many midterms, you drank one while watching the Superbowl and the Women’s NCAA Tournament, so why not celebrate graduate by gathering a few of your friends and heading to Ted’s?

A shot. We love the simplicity of the shot-glass here at the Daily Campus, we really do. In times of trouble or celebration, old reliable is just 1.5 ounces of liquor away. Any alcohol will do, vodka, tequila, you name it; it’s up to preference and whatever you have on hand. Graduation marks your evolution into adulthood, right? The shot is a nod to the college experience; the night’s you won’t remember and the friends you won’t forget. There’s not many more years ahead of you that taking shots with your friends will be acceptable, so take advantage of their speed and effectiveness while you can.

So congratulations, graduates. We wish you all the best of luck in your endeavors and we hope your futures are boozy. Please drink responsibly!


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