Did you know Modern Work Suites & Studios hosts a Happy Hour event for our members? Get ready to unwind as we dive into the highlights of our weekly ritual, the Thursday Happy Hour. Every Thursday, from 4 PM to 5 PM, our members of business professionals, entrepreneurs, and colleagues gather in the inviting atmosphere of our Mixx Lounge, turning the workspace into a vibrant social hub.
The Happy Hour is a perfect networking opportunity, providing a platform for our members to connect on a deeper level. But what truly sets the mood for these enriching interactions? A list of the top-requested beverages has a huge role to play. From the refreshing Mojito and classic Margarita to the thrilling Vegas Bomb, elegant Pink Russian, refreshing Gin and Tonic with Cucumber, timeless Beer, and audacious Pickleback, let’s dive into the colorful beverage array that keeps our members coming back.
Top Seven Drinks to Try at Modern Work Suites Happy Hour
The Mojito is a timeless classic with a captivating history that traces its roots back to Cuba during the 16th century. Legend has it that the Mojito was born out of necessity, as the ingredients used to create this refreshing elixir were meant to mask the harsh flavors of low-quality rum. However, it quickly evolved into a beloved cocktail that even the most discerning palates came to cherish.
Picture this: a tall, frosty glass filled with crisp, muddled mint leaves, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and just the right amount of cane sugar, all coming together to create a symphony of flavors. The Mojito’s harmonious blend of zesty citrus, aromatic mint, and a subtle hint of sweetness makes it an absolute delight on a sweltering summer day or a lively companion to any celebration.
- 3 mint leaves
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces white rum
- 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Club soda, to top
- Garnish: mint sprig
- Garnish: lime wheel
- Gently crush the mint leaves with the simple syrup in a shaker.
- Pour in the rum, lime juice, and ice, then shake briefly before straining into a highball glass over fresh ice. Alternatively, opt for pebble ice and gently swirl the concoction.
- Finish off by adding club soda to the drink.
- Complete your Mojito with a garnish of a fresh mint sprig and a slice of lime.
- Remember to firmly slap the mint before garnishing, this will release the scents of the mint.
A beloved classic, the Margarita, With a captivating history that traces back to the 1930s, the Margarita became a beloved classic. According to legend, this exquisite cocktail was crafted by a Mexican bartender for a glamorous showgirl allergic to most spirits, except for tequila, which she found too harsh to enjoy alone. Inspired by her beauty, the bartender artfully combined tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, and orange liqueur, resulting in a harmonious blend of sweet and tangy flavors. Served in a salt-rimmed glass, this delightful elixir became an instant hit, spreading its popularity like wildfire.
Indulge in Margarita’s timeless appeal as the smooth tequila mixes with the zesty lime, and the orange liqueur adds a hint of sweetness, all balanced to perfection. Each sip will transport you to Mexico’s vibrant spirit, envisioning sun-kissed beaches and festive celebrations. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or relishing a night out with friends, the Margarita guarantees to infuse any moment with a fiesta of flavors.
- 2 ounces tequila blanco
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- Garnish: lime wheel
- Garnish: kosher salt (optional)
- Combine tequila, orange liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a touch of agave syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake the mixture until it’s perfectly chilled.
- Strain the delightful concoction into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
- Optionally, garnish your Margarita with a lime wheel and a rim of kosher salt for an extra burst of flavor.
Vegas Bomb Shot
Introducing the Vegas Bomb, a lively and electrifying shot that promises to take your taste buds on a thrilling adventure. While its exact origins remain shrouded in mystery, this cocktail has become synonymous with the vibrant energy and excitement of Las Vegas.
As the shot and energy drink fuse, prepare for a flavor explosion that will invigorate your senses and elevate the atmosphere. With every sip, you’ll experience the sweet peach notes blending seamlessly with the whiskey’s warmth, and all intensified by the energizing buzz of the drink. The Vegas Bomb embodies the city’s spirit that never sleeps, making it a must-try for thrill-seekers and party enthusiasts alike. So, join the celebration and let the Vegas Bomb be your ticket to an unforgettable night! Cheers to a unique taste of Vegas!
- 1 1/4 ounces Crown Royal Whiskey
- 1/4 ounces Peach Schnapps
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- Red Bull or other energy drink in a separate glass
- 2 – 4 ice cubes
- Combine Crown Royal, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. (Consider using a Boston-style cocktail shaker for best results.)
- Shake the mixture for about 10 seconds to blend all the ingredients.
- Use a bar strainer to pour the mixture into shot glasses, preventing ice from falling in.
- In a separate glass, pour your preferred amount of Red Bull.
- Ensure the shot glass fits into the Red Bull glass.
- Serve the shot and the glass of Red Bull together. Drop the shot into the Red Bull glass and consume the combination quickly for an exhilarating experience.
Meet the Pink Russian, a delightful twist on the classic White Russian that adds a touch of whimsy and allure. While its origin is a bit of a mystery, this charming cocktail has gained popularity for its creamy, luscious, and blush-pink appeal.
You’ll be captivated by the harmonious marriage of rich coffee notes with the smoothness of vodka, all elevated by the gentle sweetness of cranberry. The Pink Russian is a delightful choice for those seeking a sophisticated yet playful drink. So, embrace the magic and let the Pink Russian be your ticket to an enchanting and unforgettable evening.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1 oz coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add 1 1/2 oz of vodka into the shaker.
- Pour 1 oz of coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa) into the shaker.
- Add 1 oz of heavy cream to the mix.
- Shake the ingredients vigorously until well combined and chilled.
- Strain the luscious Pink Russian into a chilled rocks glass or a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Finish off the cocktail by gently pouring 1 oz of cranberry juice over the top.
- Give it a quick stir to incorporate the cranberry juice, creating the beautiful pink hue.
- Optionally, you can garnish the Pink Russian with a fresh cranberry or a slice of lime.
Gin and Tonic with Cucumber
The Gin and Tonic with Cucumber is a refreshing twist on the timeless classic that will awaken your senses and transport you to a summer oasis. The history of this compelling concoction traces back to the colonial era when gin and tonic became a popular remedy for British soldiers stationed in tropical regions.
You’ll be captivated by the marriage of herbal gin, the subtle essence of cucumber, and the tingling tonic fizz. The Gin and Tonic with Cucumber is a perfect companion for leisurely afternoons or lively gatherings, inviting you to savor the quintessential taste of summer. So, embrace the revitalizing magic and let this crisp concoction be your oasis of relaxation.
- 2 oz gin
- 4-6 slices of cucumber
- Ice cubes
- Tonic water
- Fresh mint (optional, for garnish)
- In a highball glass, add 4-6 slices of cucumber.
- Pour 2 oz of gin over the cucumber slices.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes to chill the mixture.
- Top up the glass with tonic water to your desired level.
- Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors.
- Optionally, garnish the Gin and Tonic with Cucumber with a sprig of fresh mint for an extra touch of aroma and elegance.
A rich and smooth Texan delight, Shiner Bock is the epitome of a summer beer. With its deep amber hue and balanced flavors of caramel, roasted malt, and a touch of sweetness, this lager offers a perfect blend of refreshment and taste. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or grilling with friends, Shiner Bock’s satisfying and crisp finish makes it a fantastic companion to beat the summer heat. So, raise your glass to this classic Texan brew and let its flavorful notes transport you to a lazy summer evening filled with camaraderie and relaxation.
Samuel Adams is an excellent choice for those seeking an elevated and diverse beer experience this summer. This craft brewery offers a wide range of styles, from their iconic Boston Lager to seasonal and experimental brews. Explore a variety of flavor profiles, from fruity and hoppy to malty and smooth, that cater to every taste preference. With Samuel Adams, you can embark on a flavorful journey through the world of craft beer, making it the perfect choice for adventurous souls looking to discover new and exciting tastes. Embrace the spirit of exploration and enjoy the craftsmanship of Samuel Adams while creating cherished memories with loved ones this summer.
So, whether you choose the classic charm of Shiner Bock or the craft beer delights of Samuel Adams, these two exceptional drinks will undoubtedly elevate your summer experience and leave you with moments to savor.
The history of the Pickleback is a tale of unexpected creativity, born in Brooklyn bars around a decade ago. Originally conceived as a way to counter the sharp taste of whiskey, this intriguing concoction quickly gained popularity for its intriguing flavor combination.
This unusual yet satisfying shot has become a favorite among adventurous drinkers, making it an ideal choice for those looking to add a touch of fun to their summer celebrations. So, gather your friends, raise your glasses, and toast to the Pickleback – a shot that will leave you and your guests pleasantly surprised and wanting more.
- 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 1/2 ounces pickle brine
- Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Irish whiskey into a shot glass.
- In a separate shot glass, pour 1 1/2 ounces of pickle brine.
- Instruct the drinker to take the whiskey as a shot, followed by the pickle brine as a chaser.
So, whether you’re a Mojito aficionado, a Margarita enthusiast, or simply love the idea of winding down with a simple beer, there’s always something to complement your mood during Modern Work Suites’ Happy Hour. We invite you to join us in the Mixx Lounge from 4 PM to 5 PM next Thursday to experience the fun of meeting other Modern Work Members and learning about their business. Here’s to great conversations, thirsty Thursdays, and opportunities to grow.