Brands 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.
list ordered by

1
221 100
Bacardi Rum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Bacardi Rum Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

2
247 122
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
184 84
Smirnoff Vodka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Smirnoff Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

4
144 61
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
125 62
Absolut Vodka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Absolut Vodka

6
95 46
Tito's Handmade Vodka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Tito's Handmade Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

7
112 59
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bou... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

8
118 70
Evan Williams Black Label is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Evan Williams Black Label Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

9
129 84
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

10
62 32
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

11
90 56
Milagro Silver Tequila is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Milagro Silver Tequila Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

12
57 35
Seagrams 7 Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Seagrams 7 Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

13
61 42
Tanqueray Gin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Tanqueray Gin Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

14
62 43
Svedka Vodka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Svedka Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

15
69 55
Jagermeister is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Jagermeister

16
52 43
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

17
47 44
Beefeater London Dry Gin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Beefeater London Dry Gin Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

18
38 36
Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

19
38 36
Hpnotiq Liqueur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Hpnotiq Liqueur Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

20
29 26
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky

21
30 29
Disaronno Originale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Disaronno Originale Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

22
32 33
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

23
25 26
Buffalo Trace Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
tbonesimmons added Buffalo Trace Bourbon

24
33 36
New Amsterdam Gin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
New Amsterdam Gin Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

25
29 32
Luksusowa Vodka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Luksusowa Vodka Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

26
30 34
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

27
25 28
Myers's Rum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Myers's Rum

28
20 22
Finlandia Vodka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Finlandia Vodka

29
40 50
Jose Cuervo Especial is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Jose Cuervo Especial Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

30
22 30
Rumple Minze Schnapps Peppermi... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Rumple Minze Schnapps Peppermint Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

31
23 34
Goldschlager is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Goldschlager

32
22 33
Mathilde Liqueurs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Mathilde Liqueurs Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

33
16 25
Sauza Tequila Blanco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Sauza Tequila Blanco Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

34
20 35
Carpano Antica Formula Vermout... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

35
16 31
Dolin Dry Vermouth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Dolin Dry Vermouth Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

36
15 31
Black Bottle Scotch Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Black Bottle Scotch Whiskey

37
14 31
Mount Gay Rum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Mount Gay Rum

38
12 28
Don Q Cristal Rum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Don Q Cristal Rum Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

39
30 73
Four Loko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Four Loko Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

40
6 26
Tuaca Liqueur is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Tuaca Liqueur Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor

41
8 32
Hornsby's Hard Cider is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Affordable Alcohol Brands
Hornsby's Hard Cider Alcohol, Spirits, Liquor