alcohol The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands  

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List Rules Affordable does not mean "super-cheap" here. Bottles must sell for under $25. Vote for the best bang for your buck.

Whether you're living it up in college, trudging through the post-grad struggle, or trying to maintain a budget like the responsible adult you pretend to be, there's one thing we can all agree on: alcohol is a hefty expense. While it's disturbingly easy to blow through half of your rent money on bar-hopping in the span of a single weekend, it's also easy to get wasted without feeling like you've wasted money. As college parties have taught us, it's a well-known (albeit, unfortunate) fact that the cheaper the booze, the worse the taste (hello, Popov!). However, we've done some sleuthing (and by sleuthing, we mean, drinking) and have found cheap alcohol brands that won't make you feel like you're drinking gasoline.

All of the bottles on this list are twenty five dollars and under (most of the liquor brands listed are for 750 ml bottles, just an FYI), and are good quality, despite their low prices. So pour some shots, make a mixed drink, or sip on some of these these cheap, quality alcohol brands. This list of cheap booze guarantees that just because you plan on breaking some rules (responsibly, of course), doesn't mean you have to break the bank.

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Bacardi Rum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Bacardi Rum Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

2
226 111
Captain Morgan Original Spiced... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

3
162 74
Smirnoff Vodka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Smirnoff Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

4
124 51
Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

5
112 53
Absolut Vodka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Absolut Vodka

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102 53
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bou... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

7
82 42
Tito's Handmade Vodka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Tito's Handmade Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

8
87 49
Milagro Silver Tequila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Milagro Silver Tequila Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

9
117 76
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

10
102 66
Evan Williams Black Label is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Evan Williams Black Label Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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50 28
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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51 30
Seagrams 7 Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Seagrams 7 Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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52 36
Svedka Vodka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Svedka Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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53 39
Tanqueray Gin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Tanqueray Gin Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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47 34
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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62 49
Jagermeister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Jagermeister

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33 29
Hpnotiq Liqueur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Hpnotiq Liqueur Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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42 39
Beefeater London Dry Gin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Beefeater London Dry Gin Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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27 23
Disaronno Originale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Disaronno Originale Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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33 31
Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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22 19
Buffalo Trace Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
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Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond St... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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28 26
Luksusowa Vodka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Luksusowa Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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31 30
New Amsterdam Gin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
New Amsterdam Gin Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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24 23
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky

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El Dorado 3-Year Old Cask Aged... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
El Dorado 3-Year Old Cask Aged Rum Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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22 24
Myers's Rum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Myers's Rum

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Jose Cuervo Especial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Jose Cuervo Especial Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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Finlandia Vodka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Finlandia Vodka

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20 24
Rumple Minze Schnapps Peppermi... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Rumple Minze Schnapps Peppermint Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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21 27
Mathilde Liqueurs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Mathilde Liqueurs Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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20 28
Goldschlager is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Goldschlager

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14 21
Sauza Tequila Blanco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Sauza Tequila Blanco Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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18 29
Carpano Antica Formula Vermout... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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15 25
Dolin Dry Vermouth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Dolin Dry Vermouth Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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11 22
Don Q Cristal Rum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Don Q Cristal Rum Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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12 24
Mount Gay Rum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Mount Gay Rum

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13 26
Black Bottle Scotch Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Black Bottle Scotch Whiskey

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5 21
Tuaca Liqueur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Tuaca Liqueur Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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28 62
Four Loko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Four Loko Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

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7 27
Hornsby's Hard Cider is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Hornsby's Hard Cider Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor