Now that you’re 21, you can finally begin to explore the world of alcoholic beverages. You’ve waited so long. Forget about mixing Gatorade with cheap vodka, you’re better than that. It’s time to learn how to make actual drinks so that you don’t become the person who always orders the one only thing they know about when they end up at the bar after a long week of classes. We’ve put together a list of some of the standard drinks you might order when you’re out. None of these are very complicated, so you’ll be able to make them for your friends around the house before you go out. When you’re ready to take it up a notch, give our recipe for a rum and coke float a chance!
What’s the first drink you pour when you’re out with friends? Let us know in the comments.
This post is intended for readers 21 and over. Please drink responsibly.
- 2 oz .Whiskey
- 2 oz. Coke
- 1 Lime wedge
Stir and serve on the rocks in a lowball glass, stick a lime on the edge of the glass. Jack Daniels is recommended if you’re at home, but while you’re downtown, the well whisky will do the job.
Gin & Tonic
- 2 oz. Gin
- Tonic water
- Lime wedge
When it comes to summertime, a G&T is a crowd favorite. Buy some lime juice for the refrigerator and you’ll always be able to make this stand-by. Pour the gin into a lowball glass with ice. Fill the remainder with tonic water and top it off with a splash of lime juice.
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 5 oz. Orange Juice
A tailgate classic, the screwdriver is a drink often favored for the early morning wake-up-and-drink moments. Mix the ingredients in a highball glass and be sure to serve cold.