We’re living in a time of immense uncertainty right now. But as college students, we all have an excellent coping mechanism locked down already –– drinking. If you stocked up appropriately before our social distancing started, here are some ways to celebrate Thirsty Thursday all by yourself.
3 oz. vodka or gin
2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 packet of powdered Vitamin C (optional)
This is an easy way to boost your immune system and simultaneously stay sane while being stuck in your house for weeks. Plus you already probably have everything you need in your house. To make this lemon honey martini, add ice and all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well for 30 seconds to combine. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist. If you wanted an extra boost of Vitamin C, add the powder to the cocktail shaker or use it to rim the chilled glass.
Social Media Trends
This week has seen the resurrection of bizarre social media trends, but one we can totally get behind is the “See a shot, send a shot” trend. Folks on Instagram are posting a short video of themselves taking a shot or chugging a drink in their stories and tagging friends to follow suit. It’s a fun way to stay connected to friends and have some fun.
Digital Happy Hour
Another new way we’ve seen people use technology to maintain relationships this week has been with digital happy hours. Families and friends alike are using Zoom, Facetime, Skype or other multi-person video meeting platforms to host a digital happy hour. Agree on a time that works for your crew, grab a drink or even plan to make the same recipe together on-screen and enjoy some quality time while keeping your physical distance. Spice it up by playing a game or listening to music while on the call; treat it like an in-person get-together. Just because we are supposed to be practicing social distancing doesn’t mean our relationships (or inner alcohol-enthusiasts) have to suffer.
Thirsty Thursday is created by of-age students in the Daily Campus Life section. Recommendations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond if sober.