20 Drinks For When You Don’t Know What To Order At The Bar, From A Bartender

Switching from partying in a dirty frat house to paryting in a bar is a giant leap. While yes, they’re both dark filthy places full of people trying to get laid and/or avoid crying, your drink options become almost limitless.

Wave that mystery punch goodbye, and welcome your new life of getting to choose what you drink. What fun! To avoid stuttering and stammering at the bartender, here’s a list of drinks you can rely on. You won’t even have to suffer through them either! Although it all depends, most grimy college bars will be able to make these drinks. Recipes may differ.


Cherry Vodka Sour: vodka, sweet & sour, grenadine
Super super sweet.

Lemon Drop: lemon flavored vodka, sweet & sour
Also very very sweet. But also lemon-y.

Woo Woo: vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice
Other than the name, a seemingly un-embarrassing drink.

Screwdriver: vodka, orange juice
Get drunk while also getting your nutrients.

Dirty Shirley: vodka, sprite, grenadine
Just needs a cherry on top.

Sex On The Beach: vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, orange juice
Try ordering it without giggling.

Deep Eddy Lemon And Water: Deep Eddy lemon flavored vodka, water
If you’ve got Deep Eddy Lemon at your bar, use it to your advantage.

Vodka Soda Lime: vodka, soda, lime juice
A timeless classic.


Whiskey Coke: whiskey, Coke
Or Diet Coke, duh.

Honey Whiskey And Coke: honey whiskey, Coke
For those of you that don’t quite like the taste of whiskey yet.

Whiskey Sour: whiskey, sweet & sour
Yaaay sugar!


Tequila Sunrise: tequila, orange juice, grenadine
Spoiler: you won’t make it to see the sunrise.

Margarita: tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour


Gin And Tonic: gin, tonic
For all the low calorie girls.

Tom Collins: gin, sweet & sour, club soda
Thanks, Tom.

Mixed Liquors/Other Liquors

Blue Hawaiian: rum, coconut rum, Blue Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, Sprite
For when you need to pretend you’re on vacation.

Long Island Iced Tea: gin, vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour, coke
Can’t decide on one liquor? Here you go.

Amaretto Sour: amaretto, sweet & sour
Amaretto is underrated. WYD?

Liquid Marijuana: rum, coconut rum, Blue Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, sweet & sour
Stupid name. Great drink.

Adios MF: vodka, tequila, Blue Curacao liqueur, rum, gin, sweet & sour, Sprite

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