Shooters are just like cramming for exams: it all goes in really fast, then you spew it out and afterwards you can't remember a thing. We went to the Madison Avenue Pub for an introductory course on back-to-school spirit(s)
NAME Irish Car Bomb
INGREDIENTS Shot glass of equal parts Baileys and Irish whiskey, dropped into a half-pint of Guinness
DISSERTATION Despite the tacky name and the fact that you're mixing Baileys with stout, this is actually pretty good. And who can resist the depth-charge shot-glass-drop ritual. Too many of these and you'll be out of the dormitory and back in the reformatory.
BARTENDER MICHAEL LAPOINTE SAYS "It can get messy."
NAME Polar Bear
INGREDIENTS Half-shot white cr`me de cacao, half-shot peppermint schnapps, mixed over ice
DISSERTATION Tastes like a liquid After Eight. In terms of alcohol content, it takes about two and a half of these to equal one tequila shot, so it's probably a good thing that the Polar Bear is favoured by those with newly minted ID. It's particularly popular with female frosh.
BARTENDER MICHAEL LAPOINTE SAYS "It's girly. I can see how they like it."
INGREDIENTS Alcohol and a secret combination of herbs
DISSERTATION When mind controllers in the future look back at the primitive battles for the brains of today, they will hail the master manipulators who convinced the hardcore shooter demographic that this sweet, syrupy concoction was gulper number-one.
BARTENDER MICHAEL LAPOINTE SAYS "We sell a lot of Jger."