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68 - The Michigan Daily - Weekenld agmielC - Thursday, February 6, 2003

The Michigan Daily - Weekend MagIaZine - Thu

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Ann Arbor

on

the

rock

By Emily Estadella
For the Daily

IH
Rain?
The
tonic
Coke

r

ave you ever set fire to a Blue
Ferrari? Or drenched yourself

Whether you are looking for a cock-
tail that packs a powerful punch or
something to tickle
the taste buds and

L in a Purple
usual Vodka
and Jack and
have become

catch the

eye,

Black Velvet and Irish Flag
Conor O'Neill's on South Main
Street offers delightful layered
drinks appealing to both the taste
buds and the eyes.
As its name implies, the Irish
Flag shot consists of three layers:
Creme de Menthe on the bottom,
Bailey's Irish Cream in the middle
and Grand Marnier on top.
One of the greatest things about
this shot is that the chaser is includ-
ed at the bottom. The shot is a
creamy, minty blend that costs a
cool five dollars.
Another option to warm you up
after the cold walk to Main is the
BlackVelvet. Also a layered drink,
it sits in a nicely sized 20-ounce
glass for a mere four and a half dol-
lars.
Light Irish Cider sits underneath
the classic smoothness of Irish
Guinness to appease two distinct
tastes in one.
Although it may seem more
attractive to men, listen to me girls,
you can handle this one.

staple alcoholic
beverages among
twenty-somethings
on campus.
Other than beer,
these unimagina-
tive, ordinary
drinks are some of
the most popular
drinks students
order when fre-
quenting the bars.
Meanwhile, every

every bar in Ann
Arbor can provide
you with something
other than your
typical beer for an
exciting night.
The next time you
step into a bar, take
a chance on some-
thing new and col-
orful to expand
your tastes.
If you feel
uncomfortable ask-
ing your bartender
for an interesting
drink recommenda-

Bikinitini
On Liberty Street just past Man,
Bab's Martini Bar offers a range of
sophisticated drinks, specializing in
original martinis.
Aside from the classic mart i
you can get anywhere, you sho Id
try out the Bikinitini and the A i-
Fris Martini.
Not only do they look fantastic
the Bikinitini is a tropical wh te
concoction with a bright red gr a-
dine bottom, while the Anti-Fri a
neon green creation with a
maraschino cherry waiting for you
when you finish - they taste amz-
ing and are made with top sh lf
liquors, a bonus for a large d
affordable six-dollar beverage.

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bar on and around this Ati-'irs martini
campus has a drink unique to it that is not
so common.
Many bargoers are not aware of these
options, not because they are not good,
but rather, these drinks remain unknown
because many students may have not
been introduced to them.

tion or if you cannot hear over the
noise of the bar crowd, hereis a sam-
ple of a few drinks you can find in
Ann Arbor for the adventurous party-
goer who wants to break out of the
traditional beer mold.

Blue Ferrari
The Necto, located on Liberty
Street near Borders, has by far
the most exciting drink, which
you should treat more like busi-
ness than pleasure. This caution
is due to the fact that the drink is
literally on fire and should be
swallowed quickly, like a shot.
The Blue Ferrari is a cool mix
of Blue Curacao, 151 and cream
with Khalua, which should be
consumed before the two thin
straws melt in the flames.
By the time you get to the bot-
tom of the martini glass, your
throat is warm and honestly, you
might not even remember drink-
ing it. Five dollars is a small
price to pay for so much fun.

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