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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3,887 2,154
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
1,966 1,061
Boones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
JenniferGarnick added Boones

3
3,371 1,903
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
3,823 2,311
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
3,875 2,399
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
3,578 2,249
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
3,432 2,174
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
3,204 2,041
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
3,159 2,111
Southern Comfort is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Whatever this is, it's not whiskey.

10
3,304 2,216
Captain Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 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! 

11
2,847 1,906
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
3,294 2,246
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Fireball Fireball is regrettable as soon as you feel it burning through your insides.

13
1,623 1,060
Bud Light is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

14
2,675 1,869
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
2,709 1,924
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
1,253 842
Bacardi 151 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

17
1,162 864
Jose Cuervo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

18
997 769
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

19
1,188 966
Keystone Light is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

20
2,280 1,936
Natural Ice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Natural Ice But it'll always be Natty to you

21
1,110 939
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

22
1,590 1,416
Zima is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
chrystal-thompson-pippin added Zima

23
1,628 1,452
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.

24
1,030 892
Budweiser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

25
2,247 2,046
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
2,262 2,092
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, ...

27
975 935
Coors Light is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

28
880 854
Pabst Blue Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Stacy Huddle added

29
1,675 1,784
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
1,819 1,949
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
1,658 1,902
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
697 802
Kahlúa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

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1,461 1,811
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
650 786
Miller Milwaukee's Best is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
LaphaetonZ added

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1,361 1,712
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
707 888
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
144 217
Mickey's Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
C_Moorehead added Mickey's Big Mouth

38
119 180
Old Latrobe Rolling Rock (brew... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better

39
14 8
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
368 645
Thunderbird is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Stacy Huddle added Thunderbird

41
375 669
Purple Passion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
liplip added Purple Passion

42
493 883
Cisco (liquid Crack) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
amanda-snyder added Cisco (liquid Crack)

43
129 237
Coors Original is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
C_Moorehead added

44
201 384
Sambuca is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Michael Garrett added Sambuca

45
55 106
Killian's Red is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
40 80
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
894 1,774
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
152 326
Taaka Vodka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
Brigette Noël Green added Taaka Vodka

49
277 587
Night Train is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
William E Bogar added Night Train

50
348 747
Hooch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Booze You Drank Before You Knew Any Better
alicekyteler added Hooch