9 Therapy-Themed Drinks with Recipes

We therapists give a lot to our job. And we’re lucky to be in professions that help people everyday. But sometimes, we just need a little something special in our own cups. Read on for drink recipes that any therapist can appreciate!


1. The ‘DOH/Joint Commission Shadowed Me all Day “Tea”‘

Ingredients: 2 shots of vodka

Recipe: Return home from work. Pour 2 shots of vodka into a coffee mug. Down in 2 gulps. Repeat as needed.


2. The ‘100% Productivity Espresso Bomb

Ingredients: 4 shots of espresso, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 can of Red Bull.

* Recipe: Mix all ingredients and place in a tumbler to-go. Monitor blood pressure and heart rate throughout the day.

* …We are kidding. Please don’t drink this.


3. The ‘I Discharged 5 Patients’ Aperitif

Ingredients: 1 sugar cube, angostura bitters, champagne, orange twist for garnish.

Recipe: Soak sugar cube with bitters, place in champagne flute, top with champagne, add garnish. Sip before dinner to celebrate that you helped 5 people meet their therapy goals.


4. The ‘OMG I Just Discharged 5 Patients Today’ Chaser

Ingredients: 1 shot of tequila, 16 oz cold water and a splash of panic.

Recipe: Drink tequila followed immediately by 16 oz of water. Frantically email your team for more patients.


5. The ‘Patient Before Lunch Canceled’ Latte

Ingredients: 8 oz whole milk (or sub oat milk or nut milk of your choice), 2 shots of espresso, 1 tablespoon hazelnut syrup, chocolate powder.

Recipe: Foam and steam milk, pull shots of espresso into a mug, add hazelnut syrup, add milk and top with chocolate powder. Sip during your long lunch while reading a book for pleasure.


6. The ‘Finally, A Useful CEU Course’ Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice, 1 cup fresh berries, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/3 cup protein powder, 1/4 cup chia seeds, handful of spinach.

Recipe: Place all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth. Chug the drink, save the world.


7. The ‘Sea-zure Breeze

Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 3 ounces cranberry juice, 1 ounce grapefruit juice, garnish: grapefruit slice.

Recipe: Pour vodka and cranberry juice in glass with ice cubes. Stir vigorously. Add grapefruit juice and garnish with grapefruit slice.


8. The ‘Godfather Nurse’ Cocktail

Ingredients: ice, 1 part amaretto, 2 parts scotch

Recipe: Place ice in old fashioned glass, add amaretto and scotch, stir. Drink slowly while watching nervous therapists over the rim of your glass. Try not to blink.


9. The ‘Semi-Mandatory Work Party’ Craft Beer

Ingredients: BYOB 6-pack lager from a local brewery, whisky in a hidden flask

Steps:
1) Show up with 6-pack before realizing it’s not that kind of party.
2) Mistake Rebecca from nursing with Rebecca from scheduling.
3) Endure painfully long welcome speech interlaced with not-so-subtle productivity hints.
4) Once karaoke starts, steal sips of whisky from flask.
5) Pass on beer to PTA buddy as you escape to your cars.

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