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Issue IV 2014




Bar review, new apartments, decor tips and more

Contents 5 From Me to You 6 Making the Space: Room Decor New Construction: Four of the latest apartment complexes

{ On the Cover 4 Living in Style: Inside and Out, from your room to your attitude

9 Luxx 10 Tetro 13 Tobin Lofts 14 Prado

16 How to get organized: Lists! 19 UTSA Spotlight: Life Page by Page

20 A Deole’ time at Deol Bar

23 Last Call: The Sazerac Cocktail recipe

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Words: Jade Cuevas Photo: Marcus Connolly


hen we think of “living in style” we should consider all aspects of our lives: inside and out. From the decor we keep in our room to the thoughts we have, everything contributes. The most obvious association with style is fashion, but it should also include how we go about our daily lives. From its defintion, style can be a manner of doing something or a distinctive appearance. Therefore, style includes maintaining a cheerful attitude while living in a unique apartment or radiating confidence while staying organized. Style can encompass our day-to-day lives and impact our individual per4

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sonalities. The cliché college experience involves “finding ourselves,” so let’s do just that: Let’s find our personal style and be confident in it. So how do we achieve this so-called “stylish” life?

We’ll start with the emotional roller coaster that is college life continue to tips on interior decorating and end with an overview of the newest apartments around UTSA and advice on how to stay organized.

Style: (noun) a manner of doing something, a distinctive appearance; (verb) to design or make in a particular form, to designate with a particular name, description or title. In this issue, we address this exact From us to you, we give you this colquestion. We don’t have all the an- lege living guide — brief but effective. swers, but we can help give you a head start.

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From me to you

ccording to a 2008 Associated Press and mtvU survey, 34 percent of college students have felt depressed at some point during a three-month span. Thirteen percent have been diagnosed with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety. I can’t say I’ve been diagnosed with either, but that doesn’t mean I’m not part of that 34 percent that have felt depressed in the past three months. When I first went to college, I had to transition from a large circle of supportive friends to an extremely shortened list. Luckily, I was still close with my mother and a friend from high school, but their contact wasn’t daily and was normally facilitated over the phone. My roommate situation wasn’t the best, and after breaking up with my boyfriend in my first semester I would go days without face-to-face communication. It was a battle every day to come to terms with the way things were away from my former high school self. I was too far away from home to visit on the weekends and my closest high school friend seemed to always be busy. It ultimately pushed me into poor relationships and led me to transfer universities. A lot has happened between then and now. I’ve transferred back to UTSA and now retain stronger, more positive relationships and have the confi-


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dence to stand on my own — the latter being the most important to me. It wasn’t until I was with a friend the other day who joked about going to the movie theater alone that something began tugging at me. Later, another friend said she ate at a restaurant alone for the first time. The negative connotations surrounding their statements brought up what had been bugging me — I had done all those things my freshmen year of college. I went to a restaurant alone because I wanted to avoid my empty apartment. I went to see a movie on a Friday night when I had no one to go with me. I’ve been grocery shopping, working out, window shopping, eating out… alone. I want to clue you in to what I didn’t know then and know now: Being alone is not a bad thing. Society has idealized reality, and when we find that reality is doing things on our own — most of the time alone ­— it seems like a harsh world to live in. Social media and reality TV tend to portray a reality of friendship, fun and adventure. Sitting alone in my room seemed arbitrary compared to what my friends from high school appeared to be doing: partying, camping, studying — all surrounded by friends. And reality TV showing celebrities on elaborate vacations and friends rooming together in a mansion didn’t help.

Living in style

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Now in my senior year, I can spend a day at home relaxing alone without feeling anxious or lonely. I can browse Facebook and feel okay that I wasn’t invited to that vacation over the break. And more importantly, I don’t feel lame going to places alone. When I became comfortable with my life and stopped comparing it to what I thought it should be I found myself happier, more carefree and more focused on the positive things in life. It isn’t easy, but have confidence in yourself and don’t rely on other people or things to make your day a good one. I still have bad days, when I feel down, complain a lot or am just being stubborn wishing for things I can’t have. They happen less often as time goes on, and the loneliness I felt freshman year has transitioned from a bad memory to one of empowerment. It’s a good feeling — being able to knock down the negative stereotypes surrounded by being a “loner.” When my friend brought up going to the movies alone, I simply implied that nothing is wrong with that. Moments later another one of our friends admitted to having done so the following weekend. That made me smile. See, even in doing things alone, you’re not alone. Remember that.

“Nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed at some point in time that they have trouble functioning.” — American Psychiatric Association For information on handling anxiety and depression, visit the UTSA Counseling Services website at

Living in style

Words: Jade Cuevas Photos: Rafael Gutierrez

Making the Space 1

Don’t be afraid to get artsy: Find a cool piece of artwork you admire or are really inspired by and put it on display. Anywhere from your basic craft store or home goods store to a local flea market, you can find awesome artwork wherever you go.



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Be functional: Use what you have and make it a part of the room. If you have a skateboard, sports equipment, video game consoles, ect., arrange it in a way people see it and know it’s a part of the room.



Hang up your hats: A way to organize your hats while decorating that dead space on your wall is to hang them up for display. This is an easy way to show them off while still being functional (and keep them from becoming misshapen).


String up lights: These simple and affordable lights can create a comfy warm glow to take the place of the bright and not-so flattering lighting that may originally come with your dorm or apartment. They are easy to drape or hang up with tacks or removable hooks, making them a portable piece of decor.

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Mason jars galore: These easy-to-use jars will hold anything and everything you can possibly imagine, all while looking cool and chic. From pens, pencils, bobby pins, thumbtacks, loose change, makeup beer caps — the possibilities are virtually endless!

Focal points: If you’re not up for finding a bunch of little decorations to make up your room decor, find one decoration you really like and let it speak for the entire space. It could be giant letters of your initials, a collage of personal photographs or an interesting piece of furniture — let the object do all the decorating for you.



Posters, posters, posters: It’s the easiest and most traditional way to show off your favorite sports teams, musicians, movies, places and school spirit. The key, however, is not overwhelming the room with them. Keep things simple with only your favorite posters here and there.

6 4 5 9 Show off your books: Don’t let your books just randomly accumulate in one spot for the entire semester. Instead, designate a shelf or a space on your desk for your books to stay while you’re not using them. Keep them up with bookends, which are easy to find and come in various designs.


Technology central: The amount of technology we have in our lives is undeniable. So why shouldn’t it be a part of your room decor too? Most TVs, computers, cell phones, headphones and sound speakers come in polished and shiny designs that go with any room decor. So make them visible in your space and don’t allow them to be hidden or buried in a miscellaneous objects pile.



Living in style Words: Kristen Carreon

New construction: 1/4


i t s doors in August 2014, the Luxx will be located on UTSA Boulevard, adjacent to Utex Boulevard, and just a short walk from the shuttle stop at Hill Country Place apartments. The Luxx will feature a “Vegas-style pool” with a swim-up bar, an advanced cyber lounge and modern-style apartments. Options vary with four different floor plans to choose from. Each option comes with individual bathrooms for every resident. The four-bedroom option starts at $575 a month and rises with a change in floor plans or addon options. Over 700 parking spaces are available, with no property parking charge. Enough spaces are available for residents and guests. There is also an option of covered or reserved parking at a rent premium. Private study rooms and a conference room with multimedia-presentation capabilities are provided for students’ convenience. The Luxx will also have a cyber lounge with a computer zone that includes both PC and Mac workstations, available 24/7. The Luxx will also host a 2,500 square-foot, two-story fitness center, with four separate sections and two stand-up tanning beds, which is free to all residents. It’ll include free weights,

heavy weight machines, treadmills, ellipticals and a spin room that includes a flat screen TV and a DVD player for yoga, P90X, Insanity and other workout programs. Reclining chairs and colorful umbrellas for shade will surround the resort-style pool, which has its own swim-up bar. The area will even feature a 30-person hot tub, and outside

game similar to bowling), a disc golf course and immediate access to the Leon Creek Greenway. All materials for the courts will be provided via checkout at the front desk. The courts and pool area will be open year-round as weather permits. The Luxx allows pets with a 35 -pound weight limit and maintains a pet policy requiring $300 upfront (a $150 fee and a $150 refundable deposit). The Luxx will have numerous opportunities for socializing, with adjoining facilities like the fitness center and a cafe, as well as events designed to foster a sense of community in the complex. With a move-in date of Aug. 15, a weeklong grand opening will facilitate welcoming events for new residents. “The Luxx is perfect for students who want the best available and is ideal for students who are focused and careerminded... but still like to have a little fun when the time is right,” grills and fire pits. says Marketing Director Laura Lopez. For more leisure activities, the recFor more information, visit the Luxx reation areas will include sand vol- leasing center (6023 UTSA Blvd.) or leyball courts, bocce ball pits (a ball


Pros: Amenities & Parking


Living in style Words: Brittney Lopez & Corinne Mason

New construction: 2/4


at 1604 and Babcock Road, Tetro Student Village is a new student living apartment complex opening fall 2014 to students at UTSA. Tetro has already begun their leasing process, and students had the opportunity to attend Tetro’s grand opening party at España Bar de Tapas in February. The celebration featured free drinks, food and prizes for all attendees. Tetro will include 198 units and housing for 590 of UTSA’s students. Leasing and Marketing Manager Kelsey Ring says, “We have 124 students already signed that we can’t wait to welcome home in the fall.” Located just under a half of a mile from campus, the complex is set up around a Town Center. The project boasts 16 acres, complete with a variety of townhomes and flats accomadating two-, threeand four-bedroom units. Tetro also provides convienent parking options: townhomes feature two-car garages and the property aims to provide plenty of visitors’ parking. Although campus is just a short walk away, Tetro is looking into shut-

tle options to conveniently transport students to and from campus. Floor plans range from two-bed/ two-bath flats for $664, three-bed/ three-bath flats for $635 and four-bed/ four-bath townhomes for $640. Rent includes a fully furnished apartment, access to all amenities, parking and

in closets. Tetro accepts non-aggressive pet breeds with a $400 pet fee (of which $200 is refundable) and an open field Bark Park. “Our Town Center offers study rooms to take advantage of late night studying; a Sports Lounge area to watch TV on our big screens; a coffee bar complete with Starbucks coffee; an arcade with both throwback arcade games for the ‘90s children in us and a poker table for the more seasoned residents,” says Ring. “(There’s also) a bar area to hang out with friends and innovative garage doors to lead you out to our Town Square.” The Town Square is fully equipped with barbecue grills, a resort-style pool, sand volleyball court, soccer field and hangout areas around the fire pit. For more information, visit the Tetro leasing center (15502 Babcock Rd.) or

etro most utilities, such as cable, Internet, trash pick up, pest control and a $10 water cap per person as well as walk-

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Living in style Words: Luis Rodriguez

New construction: 3/4


UTSA students who commute to the downtown campus, Tobin Lofts is an option worth considering. Commuting to the 1604 campus coud take 20 minutes, but Tobin Lofts’ location at the intersection of North Main Avenue and Evergreen Street is only five minutes from downtown San Antonio. Tobin Lofts include electricity, water, trash pick up, cable and Internet in the all-inclusive rates. A washer and dryer will also be included in every apartment at no extra cost. Phase one is exclusively for students in the San Antonio area, and apartments come completely furnished. Phase two is unfurnished and geared toward professionals; however, students may also choose this option of an unfurnished apartment if they prefer. Tobin Lofts has four different floor plans to choose from: the four-bed/two-bath floor plan for $525 a month; the two-bed/two-bath floor plan for $750; and the one-bed/one-bath floor plan for $975.

Available amenities, such as a 24hour gym and a business center, are also additions included on the property. Leasing Manager Rico Aviles describes Tobin Lofts as a place where everything is only minutes away. “If you are looking for hotspots downtown, you will now have a large variety of places to go. There is always some-

minutes from the Pearl Brewery and the River Walk. As for the safety of the student housing, Tobin Lofts is a completely gated community and is accessible only with an access card. Also, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., a security guard patrols the property. The only noticeable problem is that parking costs $200 for non-Alamo College students and permits expire yearly in August. One can hope the the price will be adjusted for UTSA students as well. Paying for on-campus student parking and housing parking would entail a UTSA student paying more than $450 for parking annually. Overall, Tobin Lofts is a modern student housing option, selfpromoted by San Antonio’s nightlife and e nt e r t a i n i n g attractions, which are only thing going minutes away. on.” For more information, visit the ToLocated across the street from lo- bin Lofts leasing center (1426 N Main cal nightlife, Tobin Lofts is also a few Ave.) or

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Living in style Words: Tania Khan

New construction: 4/4


at UTSA Boulevard and Roadrunner Way, the Prado Student Living complex will be ready for students fall 2014. Leasing has already begun, and Prado’s amenities and features have people buzzing on social media. Prado’s main feature is student living, but unlike other complexes around UTSA, it will offer a commodity not featured in many other apartments: retail space. The Prado building will include retail space on the first floor — a design layout used in urban locations such as The Pearl downtown. Along with easy access to shops, Prado is hoping to set up a food delivery service with The Block for tenants. Keeping with the boutique-hotel theme, Prado offers premium features and services, such as a modern fitness center (where there

will be a studio for Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes), a digital gaming center, study lounges, a cyber cafe with a coffee bar and a swimming pool. A resident courtyard within the complex and a gated five-story parking garage help distinguish Prado from other complexes in the area. Floor plans range from studio apartments starting at $965 a month, one-bedrooms at $985, t w o b e d rooms between $ 6 8 0 and $790, three-bed-

and includes the cost of cable, Internet, apartment furnishings and a $50 monthly electricity bill. Amenities include walk-in closets, patio balconies, 50’’ flat-screen TVs and oversized soaking tubs. This luxury comes at a price. Unlike other complexes that lease from $400$800 depending on room and space, Prado’s prices are a bit steeper for the average college student. Additionally, there is an added cost for parking at $35 per month. Total cost is most likely $700 per month or more. However, including most utilities in the rent is a plus, and its close proximity to UTSA’s main campus is great for students looking to cut costs on gas and parking permits by walking, biking or using the shuttle service. If anyone is looking to experience a luxurious style of living during college, Prado would be a good fit. Its numerous features and amenities along with its impressive urban design is attractive but also expensive. rooms at $750, four-bedFor more information, visit Prado’s rooms between $695 and leasing center located on the Drag or $700 and five-bedrooms at $685. Every lease is individual


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For those of you trying to balance rigorous classes, a job, a demanding internship, outside obligations, all the while trying to maintain a social life, life can seem like an overwhelming mess. Even the most complex formula can’t figure that one out for you. Luckily, there is something that you can use to instantly organize even the busiest of schedules — lists. Believe it or not, making lists has a lot more benefits than just to keep you on track. So next time a problem needs to be solved, avoid the calculator or complex equations and whip out a pen and paper to begin making that list ­— unless it’s for Calculus. Good luck with that one. Words: Brittney Lopez



According to Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D., a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and brain health/memory fitness expert, list-making is actually beneficial to your brain. Lists alert the brain, which allows you to pay attention to things that need remembering. “Using lists, just like using any technique to boost your brainpower, will focus your attention more actively on the information you need to remember. Why? When we work with information, we pay closer attention to it.” Information comes in many forms nowadays, and sometimes it may be hard to keep up with all of it coming at you from many different directions. List-making can aid you when you’re suffering from information overload.


There has most likely been a time when it seemed impossible to complete all the things you needed to get done. At this point there is no motivation to be found, nor is there enough coffee to be consumed that can help you push through it. This can sometimes lead to an increase in your level of stress or anxiety. A simple list will help ease those fears and knock those high levels down a few notches. By transferring those thoughts and tasks onto paper, you can make the tasks seem less daunting and lighten the load on your brain, which leads to lower stress and anxiety levels.


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Ever feel like you can conquer anything after you cross something off of your to-do list? Physically crossing off an item is good for you mentally. That sense of accomplishment increases your self-esteem and keeps your production and motivation levels high. Staying productive and motivated results in making the most of your time, so there is more room in your day for the things you really enjoy. Doing the things you love to do makes for a day well spent. Plus, the more you cross off, the better it is to see how much work you did, and having a physical representation of that work is a good way to reflect and to feel good about yourself.


We face many tasks throughout our day, some more urgent than others. When things are becoming a bit too hectic, a list allows you to organize based on what needs to be done first or what can be put off for later. Start with listing the task that has top priority. This will help you focus on what is essential to your day before getting to the less important tasks.


Don’t forget about the little things. With a list full of daunting tasks and chores things can easily look unpleasant, and that newfound inspiration can fly right out the window. Include the small but enjoyable things, such as reading a chapter of your favorite book, calling your mom or best friend or simply relaxing with a hot shower or bubble bath. Making time for enjoyable moments is just as important as making time for crucial tasks.

Lists are a useful tool for remembering the joy in life, the things that make us happy, accomplishments you are proud of, your good-work list and your reasons to celebrate. — Dr. Vonda Wright, creator and director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Master’s Athletes







Eva Pohler: Words: Jennifer Alejos Photo: Brittney Davila


ove over Katniss; there’s a new heroine in town, and her name is Therese. A heroic female protagonist aimed at reconstructing the Greek pantheon system is just one character that UTSA professor Eva Pohler writes about in her many novels. Pohler teaches a course in Young Adult Literature at UTSA, but it’s her own works of fiction

living her life one page at a time.

that keep this San Antonio native busy. In her breakout novel “The Gatekeeper’s Son,” a young girl named Therese uncovers a secret world that changes her life forever. But let’s not give too much away. The story involves Therese overcoming various obstacles to prove her ability to become a fighter. Mix that with a little romance and you’ve got yourself a young adult (YA) novel. However, this isn’t your cliché girlmeets-boy story — did we mention that her love interest is a Greek god? Now that we have your attention, let’s continue. What makes the novel stand out from its YA counterparts is its combination of Greek mythology interwoven with a story of courage. “I wanted to write a coming-of-age story, and I also wanted to write a story about a regular teenager,” Pohler says, “not a girl who finds out she’s a demigod or has superpowers or something like that, but a regular teenage girl who falls in love

with a Greek god.” Many popular YA novels feature a female lead character, such as Katniss from “The Hunger Games” and Tris from “Divergent.” Pohler felt it was important for her to represent a strong female character in her work as well, since the YA genre focuses primarily on male characters. The inspiration for Therese is quite close to Pohler’s heart. “I think Therese is strongly based on my daughter, who is an animal lover.” Preparing to write the novel took months of intensive research, but according to Pohler, that’s what makes the process fun. “It’s what I love doing; I love research!” she exclaims. “The Gatekeeper’s Saga” is just one of many works Pohler has published. Since releasing “The Gatekeeper’s Son” in 2012 Pohler has published another series called “The Mystery Box.” Pohler recently completed the first book of her next series “The Purgatorium,” which is slated to be out this spring. Which character is her favorite? “I love them all so much!” says Pohler. “I think I’m closest to the characters in ‘The Gatekeepers Saga’ because I’ve written about them longer, and I’ve developed a stronger relationship with them... that’s probably why I’ve written six books about them. I like them all so much. But it would be really hard for me to say that there was one series that I was particularly close to.” Not only does Pohler love writing, Continued on page 21

a Deole’ time Words: Gibson Hull Photo: Rafael Gutierrez


ooking for a cheap place close to campus to grab some pizza and relax? Look no further than Deol Bar. The small college bar is conveniently located across Loop 1604 from the UTSA Main Campus and is tailored to the college crowd, along with a handful of local patrons. Deol Bar’s atmosphere is typical for a college bar: it’s

laid back but can become rambunctious. It’s also a good place to relax and enjoy a game on any of the small plasma TVs or the floor-to-ceiling projector screen. Music is optional, with a jukebox in the corner ready to produce tunes to fit any mood. The bartenders are easy-going but attentive, always keeping the tables clean. Happy hour is from 3:00-8:30 p.m. weekdays and includes $3 brews. Even though the draft selection is non-existent, there is a decent selection of bottled drinks. A l s o , Deol has a fair selection of cocktails to satisfy multiple tastes. T h e Candy

Cane is highly requested and includes Rumple Minze, cherry vodka, crème de menthe, half-and-half and grenadine. The Kiwi Explosion is also a popular choice, consisting of Lemon Bacardi, Blue Curacao, sweet & sour and Sprite. The appetizer list is short, but the menu at Deol lists quality treats consisting of mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers and a variety of fried vegetables. The standouts are the jalapeño poppers, which explode with savory cheese combined with the heat of pepper against the satisfying crunch of the fried shell. A milder but competitive choice to the jalapeño poppers are the mozzarella sticks. The breaded exterior is a wholesome, garlicky crunch met with a gooey delight of mozzarella, which strings out forever. Deol Bar’s number one attraction is its hand-tossed pizza, which is the perfect choice for the college student on a budget. Not only is it fantastic, but slices can be ordered for less than $2. The whole pizzas are a huge bargain and come in two sizes: a 12inch with one topping starting at just $7.59 and a 16-inch with one topping for $7.99. Additional toppings can be

added for around a dollar each. Deol also offers salads, burgers, sandwiches and wings with a variety of sauces. One of Deol Bar’s busiest nights is College Tuesday, where any beer is only $2 and any liquor, excluding top shelf, is only $3. Deol Bar is a decent place for UTSA students to relax for a bargain. Sophis-

tication is not the bar’s main draw, but the atmosphere provides a laid-back, fun and cheap experience for any budget. They are open every day from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. For more information, check out Deol Bar on Facebook.

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she also enjoys reading young adult literature. Her favorite works include “The Hunger Games,” “Code Name Verity,” “The Book Thief ” and the “Harry Potter” series. With the culture of self-publishing changing in the Internet age, Pohler encourages her students to take advantage of the new opportunities that social media offers. “This is a great time to be a writer,


probably the best time in history. Not only because of the convenience of the technology with the Internet and the drafting of the story versus writing by hand or typewriter, but also because you have the ability to be discovered on your own through social media better than you could have in the past.” Pohler contends that with the climate of the publishing industry changing, now is the best time to put

out work. Just as her characters are in charge of their own destinies, Pohler believes the same applies for her students. “I would encourage anyone who wants to be a writer to not give up,” says Pohler. “They have more power over their destiny now than they did even just a few years ago.”


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he Sazerac is a classic cocktail named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils cognac, which was the primary ingredient in the original concoction. It is sometimes referred to as America’s oldest cocktail, with its origins dating back to around 1850. You may have heard bartenders nowadays refer to this drink as “the cocktail old people drink when they don’t want to remember the next few nights of their life.” For you non-bartenders out there, allow me to explain the ingredients and the reasoning behind their use. Around 1870 the primary ingredient was changed from cognac to rye whiskey due to an epidemic that devastated France’s wine grape crops. Rittenhouse began as a Pennsylvania brand that made its start after prohibition ended in 1933; however, like most other American ryes, it is now made in Ken-


tucky. What makes this rye particularly special is that it is 100 proof, and not to mention, easy on your wallet. Turbinado is a type of sugar with a brown hue (like Sugar in the Raw). Turbinado is added to cocktails to make them sweeter and to add to the overall color profile. If you do not have that handy, plain white sugar will do the trick. Bitters, as you may have guessed, adds a bitter kick to craft cocktails, offering a unique flavor characteristic. Originally, bitters were used as a medicinal tonic but now have become a mainstay in cocktail bars around the world. Lastly, we get to the absinthe, a green, anise-flavored spirit made from wormwood. This liquor is distinctly bitter, so for this drink you simply rinse your glass with it to get a slight taste and aroma into your flavor palette. Enjoy!

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