5 November, 2010
All Columbians, whether they participate or not, become familiar as freshmen with the college practice of downing shots of cheap, pure alcohol. For many, this is the first introduction to the burn of vodka, tequila, and rum. While reckless college drinking might be the norm, by the time students reach their senior year, many are looking to expand their perspective on alcohol with more grown-up selections.
To aid their exploration, a wealth of bars have popped up around the city that seek to specialize in more esoteric liquors. From New York’s newest Mezcal bar to the well-established Russian Vodka Room, students can increase their alcohol IQ by checking out the variety of flavors available at bars that dedicate themselves to the proper execution of only one type of alcohol. [Full Story]