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Here are the drinks for the first 10 weeks of College & Cocktails! Regionals will get its own mini-menu, and the menu for Nationals will feature cocktails for each team that makes it (but I'll post that closer to the end of the season...) Each week has both a Boozy Beverage with a Non-Alcoholic counterpart-- supplemental drinks inspired by weekly C&C episodes will get posted as they come into existence and might not always have an N/A option.

Most specialty liqueurs can be found at big-box liquor stores like Bevmo or Total Wine & More. Not only that, but they usually can be found in mini-bottle form if you don't want to buy a whole bunch. Non-basic juices I usually source from places like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or Sprouts. Fresh is best in all cases, but not always realistic. You can still make a great drink with bottled juices!

Enjoy responsibly, and of course, while watching Gymnastics.

Cheers!


   
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Week 1: The Stick Gimmick
In honor of the Super Sixteen meet in the opening week, this winter refresher has a Stick Gimmick of its own.

Boozy
2oz Bourbon
.75oz Pomegranate Liqueur
.75oz Pomegranate Juice
.75oz Clementine Juice
Prosecco

Non-Boozy
1.5oz Pomegranate Juice
1.5oz Clementine Juice
Sprite

Make the Drink:
* Combine Bourbon, liqueur, and juices in a glass with ice. Top with Prosecco, and garnish with a Clementine Wheel and an awkward cinnamon stick that may just be there to get the crowd worked up.
* N/A version, build all ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish the same as the boozy one!


   
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Week 2: The Ninja Level 10
You know it's gonna be good, but somehow always a suprise.
 
Boozy
2oz Vodka
.5oz Elderflower Liqueur
1oz Clementine Juice
Elderflower Soda (or Ginger Ale)
Fresh Thyme
 
N/A
2oz Clementine juice
1oz Elderflower Syrup
Elderflower Soda (or Ginger Ale)
Fresh thyme
 
Clap a few sprigs of fresh Thyme between your hands like you're trying to make a chalk-cloud for your first promo-video. Put that in a glass along with some ice, add in your vodka, liqueur, and juice, (or juice and syrup for the n/a version) then top with chosen soda and more fresh thyme.
 
BONUS DRINK: The Dial 1-800-Kazakhstan
So in Kazakhstan, they drink a lot of vodka and a lot of tea, and their national drink is based off of fermented mare's milk... so... future Olympians, good luck!
 
Boozy
2oz vodka
1.5oz chai concentrate
1oz coffee liqueur
1.5oz heavy cream
 
N/A
3oz chai concentrate
3oz dairy of choice
Fresh nutmeg
 
Shake briefly with minimal ice to combine. Pour over new ice and top with fresh grated nutmeg. Sip while considering your path to Olympic glory.

 


   
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Week 3: The Unintentional Dismount
One too many of these and you, too, can perform an unintentional dismount from something.

Boozy
2oz Reposado Tequila 
1oz St George Spiced Pear Liqueur
1.5oz Pear Nectar
.5oz Lime Juice
1oz Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup
Fresh Rosemary

Non-Boozy
3oz Pear Nectar
1.5oz Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup
1oz Lime Juice
Fresh Rosemary
Soda Water

Meet Week Prep: Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup
.5c (100g) Brown Sugar
.5c Boiling Water
2 Cinnamon Sticks
6-8 Whole Cloves

In a mason jar or other air-tight container, combine all ingredients. Wait until cool, secure the top, then stash in the fridge until next week's cocktail. Leave the spices in the syrup until you're ready to use it.
** Will keep up to 4 weeks in the fridge

Prep Your Glass:
On a safe surface (like a plate) light a small sprig of fresh rosemary on fire. Take your glass and place it upside down over the rosemary until the fire goes out and the glass fills up with smoke. Leave the glass upside down over the rosemary while you make your cocktail.

Make Your Drink:
Combine all ingredients (except soda water) in a shaker with ice; shake to chill. Double-strain into your prepped glass, top off with ice and soda water.

Stick the Landing:
Garnish with fresh sprig of Rosemary

**if you can't find the Pear Liqueur (or just don't want to buy it for one drink lol) increase the Pear Nectar to 2oz and the Simple Syrup to 1.25oz.

[That Pear Liqueur is DELICIOUS though. Very much recommended just to have if you’re building a home bar. Great in sparkling wine or on its own over ice.]

Bonus Cocktail: The Dead Gina
This one’s a shot with no N/A counterpart, and if you were around for last week's C&C then you know why. Shake all ingredients with ice to chill, strain into a short glass and knock it back like you’re Gina….

.25oz vodka
.25oz melon liqueur
.25oz amaretto
.25oz cranberry juice


   
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Week 4: Clutch Routine
What is even considered a clutch routine anymore? Just a basic hit? Like this drink?

Boozy
2oz London Dry Gin
2oz Cucumber Infusion
Sparkling Water

N/A
3oz Cucumber Infusion
Sparkling Water

Meet Week Prep: Cucumber Infusion
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
3 oz lemon
3 oz simple syrup
Blend thoroughly and pass through a fine mesh sieve. Store Cucumber Infusion in an airtight container/mason jar until ready to use

Make the Drink:
In your glass of choice, combine Gin (if using) along with Cucumber Infusion and ice. Top with sparkling water.

Stick the Landing:
Garnish with a cucumber ribbon and lemon wheel


   
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Week 5: Up To The Level
Top this drink off with fizzyness Up To The Level of whatever you think is appropriate… Keep in mind, some judges don’t believe in mixer!

Boozy
2oz Dark Rum
1oz Fig Preserves
.75oz Lemon
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Ginger beer
Fresh Thyme and Fig Slices

N/A
1.5oz Fig Preserves
1.5oz Lemon Juice
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
7up
Fresh Thyme and Fig Slices

Make the Drink:
In a cocktail shaker, combine Rum (if using), Fig Preserves, Lemon Juice, and Bitters. Shake to chill and strain over fresh ice in your glass of choice. Top with Ginger Beer or 7-Up depending on your chosen recipe. The

Stick the Landing:
Garnish with Fresh Thyme and Fresh Fig slices


   
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Week 6: Beam Witch
This concoction can either be a sweet treat or leave you on the floor feeling cursed.

Boozy
2oz White rum
1 oz coconut cream
.5oz Lime
.75oz strawberry syrup

N/A
2.5oz coconut cream
1.5oz lime juice
1.25oz strawberry syrup

Make the Drink:

Stick the Landing:

 


   
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Week 7: Controversial Score
Some people won’t agree with it, some people love it. Makes the meet just a little bit spiiiicy!

Boozy
2oz Tequila
1.5oz Jalapeño Limeade Base
Sparkling Water

N/A
3oz Jalapeño Limeade Base
Sparkling Water

Meet Week Prep: Jalapeno Limeade Base
.75c sugar
.5c agave
1/2 c cilantro
1 Jalapeño, sliced
1.5c fresh lime juice

In a saucepan, combine sugar, agave, and lime juice. Heat only until sugar dissolves. Transfer to an airtight container, stir in cilantro and sliced jalapeno, seal and fridge overnight. Strain out solids before using.

Make the Drink:
Combine all ingredients into your glass of choice with ice. Top with sparkling water

Stick the Landing:
Rim your chosen glass with tajin before making the drink, then garnish with a lime wedge after


   
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Week 8: Just a Small Hop
Is that the only deduction that's going to be taken? If you've had a couple of these, possibly!

Boozy
1.5oz Gin
1oz Apricot Nectar
2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
.5oz Honey Syrup
Soda Water

N/A
3oz Apricot Nectar
1 oz Honey Syrup
2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
Soda Water

Meet Week Prep: Honey Simple Syrup
Combine equal parts honey and boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Can be used immediately or made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the fridge

Make the Drink:
In a cocktail shaker muddle together basil leaves, honey syrup, and apricot nectar. Add in gin, shake with ice to chill. Double-strain over new ice in your glass of choice.

Stick the Landing:
Garnish with a piece of fresh basil


   
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Week 9: Line-Up Depth
This late in the season, let’s test out what’s been chillin’ on the back shelf

Boozy
2oz Japanese Whisky
3oz Sencha Green Tea
1oz Yuzu Ginger Lemongrass Syrup
Fresh Shiso

N/A
6oz Sencha Green Tea
1.5oz Yuzu Ginger Lemongrass Syrup
Fresh Shiso

Meet Week Prep 1: Yuzu Ginger Lemongrass Syrup
250g Sugar
150ml Water
2 Lemongrass Stalks, crushed flat and roughly chopped
50g Fresh Ginger, sliced thin
60ml Yuzu Juice

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain out solids and store in airtight container until ready to use.

Meet Week Prep 2: Sencha Green Tea
Find your favorite Sencha Green Tea and steep to listed instructions. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.

Make the Drink:
Stir together Syrup and Whisky in a highball glass. Top with ice and chilled Sencha Tea.

Stick the Landing:
Garnish with Fresh Shiso.


   
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Week 10: Leotard Bonus
This one is bonkers pretty, so should be good for a few extra tenths.

Boozy
2oz Bourbon
1.5oz Peach Nectar
1oz Lemon Juice
.5oz Simple Syrup
3oz Chilled Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

N/A
3oz Peach Nectar
2oz Lemon Juice
1oz Simple Syrup
4oz Chilled Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Meet Week Prep: Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Steep your Butterfly Pea Flowers in hot water until it's a beautiful deep blue color. The longer it steeps, the prettier the outcome. Strain flowers out and store in an airtight container in the fridge overnight until ready to use.

Make Your Drink:
In an empty glass combine Peach Nectar, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, and Bourbon. Stir to combine and fill glass with ice. Holding a spoon upside down on top of the ice, gently pour the Butterfly Pea Flower Tea over the back of the spoon. Admire what would be a gorgeous leotard color combo then stir to combine to enjoy.

Stick the Landing:
Already stuck. This drink doesn’t need anything else!

 


   
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