Top 10 Alcohol Drinks College Kids Always Order At The Bar

Top 10 Alcohol Drinks College Kids Always Order At The Bar

We all have our favorites, but here are the top 10 gathered from a recent social media poll.

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Drinking is a choice that we all get to eventually make. What we drink is always a new and fun decision. Some drinks even become our "thing". Everyone has their one drink they will always get before anything else. Whether it be a mimosa in the morning, a beer a lunch, or a cocktail at dinner; each new drink we discover is always fascinating. All of the different tastes that people have come up with in all of these years has brought us to a time where we can create anything we can think of.

I have recently asked another question, throughout my social media, asking people what their favorite alcoholic drink is. This question includes what you can make yourself or what you can buy when you go to a bar or restaurant. Lots of people responded, and with the responses, I was able to come up with a top 10. Here is a list of the top 10 alcohol drinks college kids favor.

10. Crown Royal

This is a favorite for sure! Most people don't think about this drink until they see it at a bar in its fancy glass bottle and wonder what it is. Then they get a taste and find their favorite flavor and most people become hooked. You can choose between Green Apple, Vanilla, Salted Carmel, Peach, Honey, and even the classics.

This Canadian blended whiskey never disappoints.

9. Jagermeister

This herbal liquor is a German masterpiece. The people that choose this shot aren't afraid of the uniqueness it will bring to their night.

8. Rumple Minze

Another German creation is this cold breath of peppermint schnapps. People like to add it to their hot drinks in the winter. College kids prefer a shot that will wake them up with its refreshing taste.

7. White Claw

White Claw has become all the new rage. Most people say its a "girls drink", but I myself have definitely seen some guys enjoying this hard seltzer. With only 100 calories and it's refreshing flavors it is no shock that this drink is in the top 10 list.

6. Malibu

A rum with multiple flavors and a company that keeps adapting. Malibu Rum comes in Lime, Original, Black, Pineapple, Mango, and more. They even have a beer and cute little cans to bring with you anywhere your rum feeling takes you.

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5. Fireball

A drink full of heat and cinnamon gets everyone out of their seats. Shots and drinks of this liquor are definitely for the strong.

4. Tequila

Between all the brands in the world and the multiple country songs, Tequila is always a favorite no doubt. The mixed drinks or a shot with salt and lime, either way, it's hard not to enjoy tequila.

3. Beer

Don't get me started on this category. Too many options for someone to choose just one. So here are the most common that I have seen in the past three years for college students.

There is Bud Light, Miller Light, Corona, Angry Orchard, and so much more. Natty Light on the other had just introduced a new seasonal flavor of Strawberry Lemonade. I predict this will be a spring break and summer favorite.

2. Wine

Another category with too many options and one where people may have a particular taste they like. Reds, Whites, Merlots, Rieslings, and more. Do you like sweet or dry wine? Oh, and what's the cheapest? That is the number one factor for us college kids.

1. Mixed Drinks

Last but not least the final category and the number one spot has come down to mixed drinks. This one, of course, had to be at the top because of all of the creations.

A cranberry vodka, jack, and coke, vodka and sprite, margarita, or mojito. What is your favorite? There are so many more than the small list I just stated. This is where creativity can truly shine in alcohol. It can also be one of the cheapest options as well, which we all know is a great addition to choosing our drink for the evening. What can you create?


Alcohol brings us all into a different state of mind. It can also create an alter ego for some of us. The one thing alcohol is for sure is how it brings us together. Whether we're celebrating a new job, hitting a certain birthday, losing a job, or just out with friends, alcohol is a topic some of us can always talk about.

There is so much that goes into creating a masterpiece that sells all over the country, and even the world. The age of the drink, where it was crafted, the time it took. So much history and recipes out there for drinks that give our nights a little extra flare.

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How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game

"It's 75% drinking, 20% Candy Land, and the floor is molten lava."
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I think it's fair to say that anyone who watches "New Girl" knows about True American. This crazy, nonsense drinking game which pops up every so often throughout the seasons and first introduced in season one, episode 20.

The game, as described by "New Girl" character and fan-favorite Schmidt, is 75% drinking game and 20% Candy Land with a floor of molten lava.

The point of the game is for players to navigate through the Candy Land-like spaces to the "castle," which is a table in the center of the room that holds beer "pawns" and the "king" bottle. The first person to reach and sip from the bottle wins.

SEE ALSO: 15 Things "New Girl" Fans Know to Be True

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Here's how to play:

Step #1: Prepare the "castle"

First, set up your "castle." The castle is made up of beer "pawns" and the "king," a bottle filled with the alcohol of your choice.

The bottle should be in the middle of the table, surrounded by four lines of beer pawns. There is no exact number of beers necessary for each line of beer pawns. Choose any amount of beers that seems appropriate for the amount of players.

Step #2: Set up spaces

Set up spaces using pillows, chairs or any other objects players will be able to stand on. Place an equal amount of spaces around the table. You'll want about 5-8 spaces on each side, depending on the size of the room you're playing in.

Only four of these spaces should reach the castle, lining up with the parade of beer "pawns" and allowing players to take a beer pawn from the castle. For example, in the photo above, each of the chairs touch a corner of the table at the end of the line of beer pawns. Therefore, these are two of the four special spaces that allow players to take a beer. Unlike the pillows pictured, which are just regular spaces that the players can use to move around.

Step #3: Pick teams

Teams are optional. To pick teams, all of the players will place a certain number (1 to 5) of fingers against their forehead on the count of three.

Any players who hold up the same number are a team. Unmatched players can team up as needed or simply pair up with the person standing closest to them.

Step #4: Begin

Begin with a shotgun "tip-off" to determine which player goes first.

The winner of this shotgunning contest will yell, "One, two, three...JFK!" to announce the official beginning of the game. All players will enthusiastically respond, "FDR!" then quickly grab a beer pawn from the castle and run to any space they wish to start at, excluding for the four special spaces that reach the castle.

Step #5: Make moves

The winner of the shotgunning contest has earned the first turn. From then on, the order of turns will move in a clockwise rotation. During each turn, the player will move one space toward the castle and choose to play one of the following mini-games.

Mini-game No. 1: The player whose turn it is will count to three then all players will place a certain number (1-5) of fingers on their forehead. Any player who selects a number no one else selected can move ONE space.

Mini-game No. 2: The player whose turn it is will recite the beginning of a famous American quote. The first player to complete the quote can move TWO spaces.

Mini-game No. 3: The player whose turn it is will name two famous American people, places, or things. The first player to identify what the two have in common can move THREE spaces.

For example, say it's your turn. You will move one space then choose one of the three mini-games. You and all of the players will participate in that game, and the winner will move accordingly. After this, your turn is over and it's the next player's turn (in the original clockwise rotation).

Step #6: "Play on, playa."


Continue playing by these rules until one lucky winner reaches the bottle and sips from its royal glass.

The bottle cannot be opened until every last pawn is removed from the castle. Any players who fail to keep at least one beer in hand, who accidentally end up with more than three beers in hand, or who touch the lava are immediately disqualified. Disqualified players can rejoin the game by shotgunning a beer.

Congratulations!

You are now able to impress all of your "New Girl"-loving friends with knowledge of the workings of the epic True American drinking game. Know your limits, drink responsibly, and enjoy!

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Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk (Or High), Do You?

Get in the habit of safe driving practices when alcohol or other drugs are involved!

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As a Peer Health Educator at SDSU, I am required to participate in various community outreach events on campus throughout the year. The most recent tabling event was with one of Well-Being & Health Promotion's partner organizations, RADD (Rockers Against Drunk Driving). The event consisted of peer health educators reaching out to students passing by and asking them to participate in our trivia game or to take an informational pamphlet.

Our trivia game was a spin-the-wheel type with questions related to drunk driving laws and general knowledge that people should be aware of when it comes to intoxicated driving. Sadly, I don't believe many people know the true dangers and risks of drunk (or high) driving. There are several life-altering things that can happen if you are driving under the influence and law enforcement gets involved. Obviously, there's a huge risk that you can physically hurt yourself, your passengers, or other people on the road. Injury can range from broken bones to death. Some may know that you will also lose driving privileges for a while, and you will probably have to spend a night in jail.

However, many people do not know that if you receive a DUI, you will most likely be automatically disqualified from many programs such as medical school, law school, any branch of the United States Armed Forces, etc. Many people also do not know that getting a DUI can cost up to $10,000 (original fines, legal fines, etc.). It can also take up to ten years to get a DUI off your record. And lastly, your BAC does not have to be over .08 to receive a DUI. Police can pull you over if you are driving strangely and it turns out your BAC is only .01. Any poor driving due to alcohol can result in a DUI.

Finally, many people do not realize that driving while high can also result in a DUI! Just because it's legal to purchase and enjoy, DOES NOT mean it is legal to drive under the influence of marijuana or any associated marijuana products! There is a .08 BAC maximum for driving under the influence of alcohol, however, there is a zero tolerance for driving under the influence of marijuana. There is no legal limit on how high you can be while driving. Any amount of marijuana can land you a DUI, even if it was from earlier in the day. Many people do not realize that the consequences for driving high are the exact same as driving drunk. You can still injure or kill people, receive a DUI, get arrested, pay thousands in legal fines, and destroy your future.

RADD is a wonderful educational program that teaches people the risks and consequences of intoxicated driving and gives incentives for designated drivers. There are ways to get involved with RADD in several areas of California, just check out their website. Also, many restaurants/bars will give discounted/free items if you tell them that you pledge to never drive intoxicated or that you are the designated driver (just mention RADD).

Intoxicated driving accidents are 100% preventable! Be a part of the solution! Go crazy and wild! Just don't get behind the wheel afterward :)

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