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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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.
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Boones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
JenniferGarnick added Boones
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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Schnapps is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Schnapps
No matter what flavor. Always regrettable.
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Flavored Vodka is listed (or ranked) 8 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.
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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! 
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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.
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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.
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Fireball
Fireball is regrettable as soon as you feel it burning through your insides.
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Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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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.
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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
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Bacardi 151 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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Jose Cuervo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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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
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Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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Keystone Light is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added
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Hypnotiq is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Hypnotiq
The Q is a bad sign.
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Bailey's Irish Cream is listed (or ranked) 24 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.
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Zima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
chrystal-thompson-pippin added Zima