(DISCLAIMER: Enjoy responsibly. 21 means 21. Don't drink and drive.)
Manhattan is a bigger place than you think. Far away from the lights and sounds near Madison Square Garden sits Harlem, a 40 block long by four avenue wide swath north, east and west of Central Park. Harlem has its bright spots, and its rapidly gentrifying areas (cough, SpaHa, cough), but it's known for being a rough and tumble place to live.
Here is the genesis of the Harlem Mugger, an extremely potent but sweet-tasting potable. Many will look at USF men's basketball team, see its low scoring output, and figure "hey, we can outscore these guys." But they underestimate its toughness, much like the sweet taste of the Harlem Mugger. But consume more than two Harlem Muggers, or play 40 minutes against USF, and consider yourself lucky if you reach the end of the night with all of your limbs intact.
As noted on Webtender, "it got its name because it does your head in and takes all of your money." What's a better tagline for the 2011-12 USF basketball team?
- 1/2 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. White Rum
- 1/2 oz. Tequila
- 3 oz. Champagne
- Top with cranberry juice
- Garnish with lime