What is your drink?

When you are off your shift and you have the weekend off, you may want to indulge in some good old ETOH. In moderation, it is always nice to relax with some friends and enjoy wine, cocktails, spirits and beer.
For fun, we paired your nurse shift up with some delicious alcoholic beverages. You can always use these recipes for future parties. To find out which cocktail drink represents you, keep on reading.

For our night shift nurses: Classic Whiskey Sour

We thought the Classic Whiskey Sour would be the perfect drink from you. This yummy drink is made with egg white. The protein in this drink represents what all night shift nurses need to help power through their night shift.

Ingredients for Classic Whiskey Sour:

  • 1 pasteurized egg white
  • 6 ounces of whiskey
  • 6 ounces of lemon juice
  • 4 ounces of Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 4 high-quality maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup sugar (simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup or water and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves)

Directions: Add ice and egg whites to your cocktail shaker to aerate the whites. Then add lemon juice, Simple Syrup, whiskey and ice and shake well. Strain and pour into your glass and add your cherry on top! Serve immediately.

For our 12-hour shift nurses: Old Fashion

Working 12 hour shifts is tough, which is why we picked the Old Fashion. This drink is hardcore just like you. This strong drink represents your strength to push through 12 hours of hard work.

Ingredients for Old Fashion:

  • 1 teaspoon of simple syrup (see above to learn how to make your own)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 half dollar-sized slice orange peel, including pith
  • 2 ounces of good-quality rye or bourbon
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Combine the simple syrup and bitters. Then fill your glass halfway with ice and stir. Squeeze the orange peel over your drink to extract oils and then place the peel on top of your drink. Garnish your drink with a cherry.

For our morning shift nurses: Greyhound

We choose this refreshing drink for you. The zing in grapefruit juice kicks starts your day, just like you do when you go to work.

Ingredients for Greyhound:

  • 1.5 ounce of gin
  • 5 ounces of grapefruit fresh squeeze juice

Directions: Add the grapefruit, gin and ice together and mix well.

For our Afternoon shift nurses: Fresh Margarita

After your shift, you still have the rest of the day left to relax. We choose tequila as your choice of liquor, because it is the only alcohol that is a stimulant, to help you finish out the rest of the day strong. If you are looking for a gluten free and organic liquor check our Tito’s tequila. The fresh squeezed juice in this recipe will also keep you refreshed.

Ingredients for Fresh Margarita

  • 3 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon lime-salt-sugar
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions: Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Next, add tequila, lime juice, simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled. Place lime-salt-sugar on a plate and press the rim of the glass into the mixture. Then strain the margarita.
Lime-salt-sugar: to make this mixture, blend together lime, sugar and salt in a blender.