Dorm Room Bar: Jazz in the Garden

This is the first time I’ve ever believed a beverage could hold its own in a food fight.

See, the thing is–I’m just really not much of a beverage kinda gal. Sure, I enjoy a good thirst quencher from time to time, but on a day-to-day basis, I’m all about a simple bottle of water. Fork trumps straw any day.

It’s a fact of life, I tell ya. But every now and then, a drink so mind-blowing comes along that you find yourself at a fork in the road. Do I drink my calories, or do I eat them?

I think this is what the Twittersphere would fondly refer to as “first-world problems.” That may be true, but it’s not going to stop me from telling you that this drink is all sorts of amazing.

Like you’re sipping fresh tea in the garden. Like the blueberries were picked fresh off the bush. Like summer bottled its own flavor.

This is some fantastic tea. Iced tea. But isn’t this supposed to be a dorm room bar? So hey, it’s non-alcoholic—virgin, if you will.

I guess you could say there’s a first time for everything.

Lexi Cotcamp is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University, with a knack for fruity drinks and sassy puns. She works for The Corp–the largest entirely student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the world—and makes this exact drink for Hoyas at its premier coffee service, Uncommon Grounds. Read more, here


“Jazz in the Garden” Blueberry Jasmine Green Tea
From The Corp’s “Uncommon Grounds”
Serves 1

1 cup ice
1.5 cups iced jasmine green tea
2 tbsp blueberry syrup (Monin is best)

Combine all ingredients in a tumbler. Tumble twice and then pour into a glass. Garnish with a paper umbrella (because you’re sexy and you know it), if desired.

Originally posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012

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