The very act of travel almost guarantees that you’ll be craving a drink, but the comfort of your hotel room isn’t exactly set up for imbibing. Do you order a $9 beer from room service? Venture downstairs to the hotel bar—where you’ve got to face, well, the sorts of folks who typically sit in a hotel bar? Or grab a $6 Coke and $9 ounce-and-a-half of Jack from the minibar and call it a night?
There are better ways. And though some of us crazies travel with a portable cocktail shaker at all times—come on, look how cute!—you don’t need to get that fancy to seriously upgrade your cocktail game. Behold: your guide to hotel room cocktails. (I’m raising a toast with my sloppy but tasty improvised daiquiri.)