I’ll start out by saying that I’m not a big drinker, but I do enjoy a nice cocktail to unwind at the end of a long week. (Okay, was it just me, or did that sound super grown-up?). I like martinis, Moscow mules, rum and cokes, lemon drops, and a few other classics. But my favorite drink of all time is The Thirsty Jenny. And I can guarantee you that you will not find it on any bar menu, as it was created by Ethan. He invented it especially for me (if the title wasn’t a dead giveaway) back in college and it is absolutely delicious.
The first time he made it he used ingredients that we already had on hand in the dorm room. (Let me stop right here and say we were both of legal drinking age at the time and that NYU allows you to drink in your dorm room if you are of legal age. Moving on.) I have a huge sweet tooth, so when I asked him for a cocktail, and said I wanted him to make up a new one, he immediately grabbed the grenadine and pineapple juice. Honestly, the majority of the drink is comprised of those two ingredients and is pretty good when made non-alcoholic. And I actually have a Virgin Thirsty Jenny (no jokes!) more often than the regular kind nowadays.
But when he mixed up the original drink it was amazing and I loved it and so he Christened it the Thirsty Jenny. And that is the story of my favorite cocktail, created by my favorite person.
The Thirsty Jenny
- 1-1/2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. rum (preferably coconut flavored)
- 1/2 oz. triple sec
- 6 oz. pineapple juice
- maraschino cherries
Pour first four ingredients into large glass with ice. Fill the rest of the glass with grenadine. Garnish with maraschino cherries. Add lemon or lime peels if you wanna make a variation.