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Alcoholic Drinks That Are Suitable for First Time Drinkers

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Alcoholic Drinks That Are Suitable for First Time Drinkers

In the UK, there are many good places to buy Italian wine like The Grapevine Shoreditch. The legal drinking age is also 18. But in America, you’ve probably been waiting a while for your first sip of alcohol, as the legal drinking age is not until you’re 21, so if you’re reading this, you probably want to know what the best drinks are to get you started. If you’re tired of those weak mixed fruity drinks and want to try something a little stronger, some on this list might suit you too. There’s something on this list for everyone. They say you never forget your first time. Cheers! Bottoms Up! Have fun! … and I’d say be responsible, but what good is that to a partier on their first night? Are people ever really responsible on their first night? Don’t drink and drive. Moving on…

1. Malibu Bay Breeze

This is a popular first-time drink. This is a good one to start with if you don’t like the taste of alcohol, don’t want to taste the alcohol, and don’t want something too strong. Because you can’t really taste the alcohol, partiers might forget it’s an alcoholic beverage and have one too many, so be careful. It’s a fruity tropical drink that’s sweet and flavorful.

  • 5 Oz coconut Rum
  • 4 Oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tbsp Cranberry Juice

2. Whiskey Sour

This is a drink that might pack a little more of a punch for some people, but it’s still fruity and flavorful. This is for those of you who like   Citrusy and sour flavors. This is a very popular first-time cocktail.

  • ¾ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ Oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 ½ Oz. Bourbon
  • Some people/bars add 1 egg white, but that’s optional.

3. Tequila and Cider Hot Toddy

This is a drink that seems like it’s suited for the wintertime or the holidays, and it’s great on a cold day. This is great for those of you who like Cider.

  • 2 Oz. Tequila
  • 6 Oz. Hot Spiced Apple Cider
  • Heavy cream or whipped cream to top
  • Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick

4. Classic Margarita

The Margarita is one of the most popular drinks in North America. It’s yet another fruity citric and flavorful one. Have you ever been out to eat at a Mexican restaurant and see your family members order a Margarita and get one of those classy glasses? You’re about to find out why it may have been hard for them to leave. Can’t go wrong with this classic from Mexico.

  • 2 Oz. Blanco Tequila
  • ½ Oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ Oz Agave Syrup
  • Garnish with Lime Wheel and salt

5. Mayan Mule

This is for those who want to try something more on the bold side of things. This is a spicy cocktail that contains Ginger Beer. For obvious reasons, I wouldn’t make this one the first one you try unless you’re daring and brave. This one is an acquired taste for sure. It’s still on the list of those you should try Nome the less because the least you could do is not be a fan.

  • 2 Oz Blanco Tequila
  • ½ Oz. Lime Juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 3 Oz Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with 1 Mint Sprig and Lime wheel

6. Classic Daiquiri

Here’s another one for the fruity drink fans. This is a good, easy-to-drink, fruity, classic first-time drink with a perfect blend of sweet and sour.

  • 2 Oz. Light Rum
  • ¾ Oz. Simple Syrup
  • ¾ Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 pinch of Salt

7. Rum and Coke

This one is yet another one of those simple classics you hear about and people drink all the time. Also, yet another one you can’t go wrong with. Just another fun fact about this drink, you can make it into a Cuba Libre just by adding a slice of lime. It’s funny how adding one more ingredient to an alcoholic drink can change its name.

  • 2 Oz. Light Rum
  • 4 Oz. Coca-Cola

8. Long Island Ice Tea

Here’s another classic that you can’t go wrong with. It’s also another strong one, so it might be one of those to finish with or warm up to. It’s also a little more complex than the other ones on this list.

  • ½ Oz. Tequila
  • ½ Oz Vodka
  • ½ Ox. White Rum
  • ½ Oz. Triple Sec
  • ½ Oz. Gin
  • ¾ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Oz. Gomme Syrup
  • 2—4 Oz. Cola or to taste

Well, those should get you started. I hope you found something in it for you. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous, because the least you could do is not like something, and after that, you don’t have to put yourself through it again. Wherever you may be trying these drinks out, college, a bar, a club, a restaurant, or even just at home with friends and family, have fun with it, and remember to be responsible and don’t drink and drive. Stay well and stay safe. Cheers!

James Smith is the writer for Munchkin Press. He is a young American writer from California and is currently traveling around the world. He has a passion for helping people and motivates others.

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