Senior Theses from François’ Avant-Garde School of Mixology

  1. The Unbearable Torment That Is Life

2 oz vodka

2 oz gin

3 oz cranberry juice

2 oz grapefruit juice

1 oz sour cherry juice

1 cherry


Combine all liquids together over ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into highball glass and

top with cherry. Throw glass at full force onto tile floor.


  1. The Soccer Mom

1 Capri Sun, any flavor

6.75 oz Jack Daniels

Poke straw into hole and drain Capri Sun into sink. Using complicated network of

funnels, pour whiskey into emptied pouch in full, shameless view of your husband and

children. Serve with YoCrunch and Kudos bar.


  1. Sunday Dinner

4 oz red wine

6 oz chicken gravy or roast drippings


Combine and serve in highball glass. Do not stir, do not make eye contact with Them.


  1. Sexual Frustration on the Beach

6 oz lemon juice

5 oz lime juice

splash KY jelly


Mix and pour into margarita glass rimmed with sand. Serve alongside worn paperback

copy of Twilight.


  1. No Rest For the Wicked

2 oz tears you wish she didn’t see you cry

2 oz blood that pumps through your veins because you are a human being

1 oz love letters, torn to bits smaller than your remaining self-respect

2.5 oz Grand Marnier



Place ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour in ingredients, cover, and shake vigorously until

the outside of the cocktail shaker has frosted. Serve in the lipstick stained cup she left

behind to taunt you.


  1. Misleading Gluten-Free Drink

2 oz bagel

2 oz wheat toast

2 oz cake flour


Mix and serve in a bread bowl.


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grew up in the Granite State and now lives in the Empire State, and he just
needs one more state to win the game of Bingo he's been playing with his
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