Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 5:02 p.m.
Apparently, teenagers have given up on fake IDs and robbing their parents’ liquor cabinets. The media was abuzz this week with reports of the newest trend in underage intoxication: hand sanitizer.
That’s right—forget about those controversial bath salts and the unintended usage of permanent markers. The antiseptic is readily available to minors and costs less than a value meal at McDonald’s.
As certain varieties of sanitizers contain around 60 percent ethyl alcohol, the germaphobe must-have has about the same potency as most standard spirits. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to mix up a few creative cocktails using the stuff. But really, don’t try these at home ... ever.
The Dirty Sani-tini
Brine meets bitterness with this concoction made from equal parts sanitizer and olive juice. One word to describe it? Awful.
A take on the classic Screwdriver. Mix your favorite orange juice with a squirt of sanitizer. Orange juice cuts most of the liquor quite well, but this pairing is certain to leave you with the aftertaste of vomit.
Sanitizer & Soda
Everyone’s had a vodka-soda before, right? Well, think of it like this: Bottom-shelf vodka never tasted better.