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Monday, February 26, 2024

Best Trinity Drink: FML

Red 88 Noodle Bar makes the drink with vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec, Bacardi 151, Sprite and juice

Although the town of Davis may not be known for its nightlife, students have certainly found ways to entertain themselves over the years. The “Trinity” is a popular bar crawl among the 21+ crowd that has become a beloved ritual among undergraduate students.

The goal is to finish three different drinks from three different bars as fast as possible. According to DavisWiki, the average time it takes to complete all three is 90 minutes. Those ambitious enough to finish the trinity in 45 minutes, however, receive the “The Triple Crown” title. There are also variations of the Trinity, including the Holy Trinity. 

The drinks consist of The Devastator at Bistro 33, The FML at Red 88 Noodle Bar and the Wicky Wacky Woo at Bar Bernardo. These drinks have been determined to be some of the strongest at Davis, which is why the Trinity is such a revered rite of passage among students. 

According to the Best of Davis survey taken by Davis undergraduates, the most popular of the three drinks is the FML. Typically the last drink of the Trinity, the FML is made of vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec and Bacardi 151, then mixed with Sprite and juice. At $9.50 per drink, the FML is decently affordable for its strength. 

“The fruitiness of the FML masks the alcohol in it so it doesn’t taste too strong,” said fourth-year psychology major Elaina Jahanfard. She first had the FML on her 21st birthday while celebrating at Red 88 Noodle Bar. 

“I have really fond memories associated with this drink because all of my closest friends from different groups did it with me that night,” Jahanfard said. 

For those who drink, the FML is certainly something to try once bars and restaurants open back up. Strong but still tasty and affordable, the FML is a great way to finish up your Trinity experience or try the next time you go to Red 88 Noodle Bar. 

Written by: Alyssa Ilsley — arts@theaggie.org


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