Alcohol The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better  

Katie Mach
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List Rules Any alcoholic beverage that you used to drink in your younger years because you thought it tasted good. . . but actually, yuck.

A young adult's first encounter with alcoholic beverages comes with a painful realization: alcohol doesn't taste very good. We all remember discovering our genius tricks for getting drunk on something sweet - and we all remember learning that they weren't so genius after all. Most teens drinks were actually pretty gross. From fortified wines to cream liqueurs, our collective hangovers have spoken: bad, bad idea. And now, we realize the ironic truth, that these drinks were the disgusting ones all along.

This list includes some of the biggest alcohol mistakes young people, especially underage teenagers, can make as they try to figure out drinking. Vote for the grossest drinks you'll never touch again, and add whatever we've missed! Be sure to be as specific as possible.

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3,937 2,170
MD 20/20 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
MD 20/20 The telltale signs that someone has been drinking MD 20/20: their mouths are bright blue, and they are running around, screaming, trying to find something to smash.

2
2,011 1,082
Boones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
JenniferGarnick added Boones

3
3,408 1,917
Everything You Could Find Mixe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Everything You Could Find Mixed Together Smirnoff, peach schnapps, Mountain Dew. Perfect.

4
3,862 2,327
Smirnoff Ice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Smirnoff Ice In commercials, trendy adults at music festivals drink Smirnoff Ice. In reality, teenage girls fall asleep in a bathtub after drinking Smirnoff Ice.

5
3,914 2,420
Jägermeister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Jägermeister Bonus if you paired this with Red Bull for Jäger bombs. 

6
3,614 2,269
Malibu Rum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
The liquor of choice for all high schoolers.

7
3,457 2,199
Flavored Vodka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Flavored Vodka Marshmallows and whipped cream are great on hot chocolate, not great with vodka.

8
3,239 2,060
Schnapps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Schnapps No matter what flavor. Always regrettable.

9
3,337 2,231
Captain Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Captain Morgan You know it's good when you can drink it straight from the bottle. Arrrrr! 

10
3,190 2,133
Southern Comfort is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Whatever this is, it's not whiskey.

11
2,876 1,927
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Everclear Hopefully, Everclear and punch at the high school prom is everyone's last experience with this grain alcohol.

12
1,657 1,078
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

13
3,320 2,266
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Fireball Fireball is regrettable as soon as you feel it burning through your insides.

14
2,704 1,890
40 oz. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
40 oz. You should look at 40 oz. malt liquor and just know that it's an awful idea.

15
2,738 1,943
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
The gold flakes mean you're fancy

16
1,280 860
Bacardi 151 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

17
1,189 877
Jose Cuervo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

18
1,025 784
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

19
2,296 1,956
Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Natural Ice But it'll always be Natty to you

20
1,208 987
Keystone Light is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

21
1,136 963
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

22
1,655 1,470
Hypnotiq is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Hypnotiq The Q is a bad sign.

23
1,052 910
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

24
1,610 1,438
Zima is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
chrystal-thompson-pippin added Zima

25
2,269 2,064
Bailey's Irish Cream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Bailey's Irish Cream Alcohol that tastes like candy is something that you quickly learn is a bad thing.

26
2,282 2,113
Four Loko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Four Loko Four Loko used to be an alcoholic energy drink, until somebody pointed out the fact that that is the worst combination imaginable and the energy drink component was discontinued. Thankfully, Four Loko hasn't compromised quality, and you can still vomit after drinking only half of a can.

27
1,002 949
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

28
892 875
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Stacy Huddle added

29
1,692 1,803
Aftershock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Aftershock It was never quite clear if it was supposed to burn like that. 

30
1,831 1,967
Moscato is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Moscato It's wine that tastes like soda! It's wine that gives you a hangover more unbearable than Hell itself!

31
1,669 1,921
Lime-A-Rita is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Lime-A-Rita It mostly just tastes like battery acid.

32
708 820
Kahlúa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

33
1,476 1,826
Tequila Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Tequila Rose It looks a lot like Pepto Bismol, which you will coincidentally need the morning after.

34
663 802
Miller Milwaukee's Best is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

35
1,371 1,729
Bacardi Breezer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Bacardi Breezer For people who prefer juice, but want to get drunk

36
720 905
Bartyles & James is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Inger Lund Carter added Bartyles & James

37
132 192
Old Latrobe Rolling Rock (brew... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better

38
153 233
Mickey's Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
C_Moorehead added Mickey's Big Mouth

39
25 21
Boone's Farm Apple is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
jill-celaya added Boone's Farm Apple

Wine cooler before wine coolers were invented

40
375 660
Thunderbird is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Stacy Huddle added Thunderbird

41
498 900
Cisco (liquid Crack) is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
amanda-snyder added Cisco (liquid Crack)

42
141 250
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
C_Moorehead added

43
378 688
Purple Passion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
liplip added Purple Passion

44
67 121
Killian's Red is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Daniel Bradley added Killian's Red

Because Coors somehow becomes classy when it's dyed red

45
211 398
Sambuca is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Michael Garrett added Sambuca

46
51 95
Blackberry Brandy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Heidi Roth-Robertson added Blackberry Brandy

47
909 1,786
Sparks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Sparks Because the world needs more hyper underaged drinkers

48
283 604
Night Train is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
William E Bogar added Night Train

49
156 344
Taaka Vodka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Brigette Noël Green added Taaka Vodka

50
351 766
Hooch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
alicekyteler added Hooch