At some point during everyone’s college career, they reach that must-anticipated milestone of legal drinking age.
After that comes the time to decide your “go-to” beverage or cocktail when you hit the town (ID in hand of course!).
There are so many unique, fun, and tasty drink sot order at a college bar these days. Here are some of my picks for drinks that every college student should try!
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What drinks do college students drink?
There is no limit on the types of drinks that college students prefer to drink.
However, if you’re overwhelmed, sticking with a classic mixed drink made with tequila, whiskey, or vodka is always a good choice. Most just require a few simple ingredients to make.
Want something a little stronger? Try something made with a mixture of liquors – Long Island Iced Tea anyone?
What are college kids drinking now?
College kids are definitely into mixed drinks more than anything else!
A recent poll conducted suggests that by far, liquor drinks are the most popular among college kids. Coming in second was Seltzer (nice and light) followed by beer and then wine.
Males, however, prefer beer much more than their female counterparts-8.5 times more in fact!
What drinks to get at a college bar?
When you’re drinking at a college bar you’re most likely not ordering a top-shelf martini.
Instead, you’re probably looking for drinks that taste good, allow you to have fun, and don’t cost a fortune.
Although beer is usually the most “college-budget” friendly, ordering a simple mixed drink like a Gin and Tonic, Cape Codder (vodka and cran), Seven and Seven, or Old Fashioned probably won’t break the bank.
While some college students prefer the classics that are mentioned above (vodka sprites, vodka cran, jack, and coke, etc.), there are some other hidden gems that you might want to consider during your next college bar visit.
As a warning to readers, yes, these are actual names of drinks that people ask for at bars, mostly college bars….you’ll see why in a bit.
The information in this article is to not be taken in the wrong way. Always drink responsibly.
What drink will most likely get you inebriated more quickly?
If you’re looking to get a buzz after only a drink or two, there are certainly some options that will help you to do just that.
Aerated drinks and those with higher alcohol by volume (ABV) will have you tipsy in no time. If that’s your goal, grab a mixed drink with soda in it (for the carbonation) or order one with vodka, absinthe, or rum.
If that’s not your goal, stay away from those types of drinks and instead order a beer, glass of wine, or something like an amaretto sour.
What should be my first drink when I turn 21?
You want that celebratory first legal drink to be a great one, but what should you choose? There’s really no right or wrong answer.
Since you’re celebrating though, you might want to try going for that fancy cocktail that you’d never order on your own-can someone say dry ice or cotton candy?
After all, since it’s your celebratory drink, you’re probably not paying for it anyway!
Do you get more drunk if you drink on an empty stomach?
It’s not just an old wives tale that you’ll get more drunk on an empty stomach, there is definitely some science behind it and it can potentially be dangerous.
Drinking without anything in your stomach causes your blood alcohol level to rise very quickly and you will get drunk much faster.
If those two glasses of beer don’t get you drunk normally, they just might if you’re drinking them with an empty stomach.
All the more reason to order some delicious apps to go with your drinks.
Now that you know some of the basics, let’s jump into the fun stuff.
Best college drinks to try
Below are 25 exotic drinks every college student needs to try before they graduate. Enjoy giving them all a try (responsibly, of course)!
Liquid Marijuanas Drinks
If you’re looking for something not too sweet and a little bit spicy, a liquid marijuana drink may be the right choice for you.
It also looks really cool too!
Wondering how to make liquid marijuanas drink shot recipe?
All you need to do is combine spiced rum, Blue Curacao, coconut rum, and Midori with pineapple juice! This sweet and sour mix of a drink makes this drink a must-try.
The Drink Incredible Hulk
If you like more exotic liquors, try this combination of Hennessey and Hpnotiq for a delicious incredible hulk drink.
You can make it stronger or sweeter based on your individual preference and the measurements of the liquors.
Even though it’s quite simple, it’s delicious!
Blue Motorcycle Drink
This bright blue drink is similar to a Long Island Iced Tea and is a fun twist.
You’ll find vodka, tequila, rum, gin, and Blue Curacao in the blue motorcycle drinke.
Mix it with sour mix and lemon-lime soda and you’ll have an instant favorite.
Grateful Dead Drink
Despite its name, the grateful dead drink is not just for leftover hippies.
It is also a variation on the Long Island Iced Tea but is slightly sweeter because it has raspberry-flavored liquor.
Combine sour mix with tequila, vodka, light rum, gin, and raspberry liquor (like Chambord) to make this cool cocktail.
Lava Flow Drink
As its name suggests, the lava flow drink is thick and smooth.
Perfect for the summer months or if you’re looking for a blended cocktail, this drink combines strawberries, banana, pineapple juice, and coconut milk with light rum.
Garnish with a pineapple slice for a refreshing and cool-looking concoction.
Scooby Snack Drink
Channel your inner love for vintage cartoons with this “mystery machine” green cocktail.
If you’re looking for something creamy, this is a great choice. The Scooby snack is also one of the most popular shots at college bars.
Coconut rum, creme de banana, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and whipped cream will make this a drink you’ll come back to again.
The whipped cream on this one gives it its provocative name of the blowjob drink or blowjob shot.
This drink is made as a relatively low alcohol shot and combines just amaretto liqueur with Irish Cream, and of course, you can’t forget the whipped cream on top!
AMF or Adios Mother F’er Drink
If you’re looking for a drink with a little attitude, try out the blue mother f’er drink.
This drink is a combination of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, blue curacao. This drink is famously known as the blue mother f’er drink.
Those are all mixed with sweet and sour mix and Sprite or 7up.
This drink may look pretty, but it has a feisty name. See if you’re brave enough to order one yourself!
Sex In The Driveway Drink
For another drink with innuendo, try this adaptation of the popular Sex on the Beach cocktail.
The sex in the driveway drink recipe is on the sweeter side, but not overly sweet.
Combining peach schnapps, blue curacao, vodka (or white rum), and Sprite will give you the peachy flavor of its cousin but with a cool blue look.
Purple Passion Drink
The purple passion drink is a great drink that you can make in a bigger batch for a party or brunch.
Made with grape juice concentrate, water, vodka, lemon juice, and sugar, you’ll find it has the same refreshing feeling as your favorite lemonade.
Garnish with grapes and mint leaves for an extra pretty glass.
Mind Eraser Drink
The mind eraser drink gained popularity back in the 80s, but unlike other things from that era, it stuck around as a favorite.
Combine coffee liqueur and vodka with club soda for a bubbled-up version of a Black Russian.
The lotus drink looks as exotic as it sounds and its purple color will have everyone asking you what’s in your glass.
Make this one with dry gin, blue curacao, lychee juice, and grenadine syrup, which when combined, tastes delicious!
Long Beach Drink
Another cousin to the Long Island Iced Tea, the long beach drink is made with cranberry juice instead of cola but still packs a punch.
The rest of the drink is a combination of vodka, gin, tequila, white rum, triple sec, lemon juice, and sugar syrup.
Long Island Iced Tea
You’ll definitely recognize this classic cocktail as it might have even been a favorite of your mom.
A long island iced tea is a strong drink made with vodka, white rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup, lemon juice, and cola, it is one that is sure to never go out of style!
Wet Pussy Drink
If you’re not too embarrassed to ask for it by name, you might enjoy this wet pussydrink that is sometimes made as a shot.
It includes coconut rum, Peach Schnapps, Watermelon Pucker, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.
Bomb Pop Drink
The bomb pop drink is perfect for the 4th of July and reminds us of all of those pretty popsicles when grabbed from the ice cream truck.
It gets its look and taste from a combination of raspberry rum, blue curacao, and lemonade.
Cement Mixer Drink
Although the name sounds like a dirty construction site, the cement mixer shot gets its name from the way it sticks to your teeth like cement.
It is a combination of Irish Cream Liqueur and lime cordial.
Chocolate Soldier Drink
Creme de cacao gives the chocolate soldier drink its delicious-sounding name.
It is a strong one though made with a combination of brandy, dry vermouth, bitters, and creme de cacao.
Dirty Bong Water Drink
The name certainly isn’t very appealing, but the dirty bong water drink is a sweet and tart drink. It’s not a bad option to try out!
Its subtle gray-green color comes from mixing lime juice, lemon juice, amaretto, raspberry liqueur, spiced rum, and blue curacao.
Four Horsemen Drink
The four horseman drink is a good option if you’re looking for something very strong and includes 4 types of liquor.
Pour bourbon, whiskey, scotch, and tequila into a rocks glass and you’re set!
Purple Haze Drink
The purple haze drink is fun-looking and easy to make.
Mix vodka, black raspberry liqueur, and cranberry juice, and garnish with mint and blackberries for a fruity option.
Screaming Orgasm Drink
Another drink with a suggestive name, the screaming orgasm drink is like having a dessert in a glass.
To make this creamy concoction, combine vodka, coffee liqueur, amaretto, Irish cream, half-and-half, and whole milk.
Trash Can Drink
Another not-so-appetizing name, the trash can drink makes a great St. Patrick’s Day cocktail and it looks really cool too.
To make this one you’ll need vodka, gin, rum, blue curacao, triple sec, Peach Schnapps, and Red Bull.
Battery Acid Drink
The battery acid drink is a super sweet and fizzy drink that contains a bunch of sugar.
If you want that sugar high, combine Vodka, Blue Gatorade (or any similar energy drink), a can of Monster Energy drink (also blue), Fizzy Sweets, Sherbet powder, and ice.
Sex On The Beach Drink Recipe Malibu
Another one on the list that is classic and synonymous with summer, the Sex on the Beach drink!
The Sex on the Beach drink is a mixture of vodka, Peach Schnapps, coconut rum, cranberry juice, orange juice, and grenadine.
Well, there you have it! 25 of the best college bar drinks that every college student should try, at least once, before graduating!
I hope that the drinks on this list have inspired you to try something fun and new the next time you’re out with friends.
Feel free to let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!
Post your comments and thoughts below and have fun!
Until next time…