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What Alcoholic Beverages Remind You of Being Younger?

Let's Dish: What Beverages Remind You of Your Youth?

While searching for inspiration for my Easter Sunday cocktails slideshow, I came across a recipe for Long Island iced tea that instantly brought me back to college, when I drank them as frequently as I did water. Out flooded a waterfall of memories from my years as a young drinker, and all the beverages that reminded me of that time in my life. Everclear, Bacardi 151, Goldschlager, Jägermeister, anything with schnapps, and last — but certainly not least — jungle juice ladled out of a clean trash can and into red plastic cups. What drinks make you think of your youth?

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Cactus Cooler soda. Do they still make that??
leabythesea leabythesea 7 years
Jello shots, wine coolers, lemon drops, amaretto sours, tequila sunrises and Franzia. :cocktail:
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Well, when I was a kid, we used to drink Welch's Sparkling Grape juice when the adults had champagne or wine. It always made us feel grownup. When we turned about 12 or so, Mom and Dad let us drink on holidays...I remember brandy slushes with 7up, coffee with a little Bailey's, and wine spritzers. In college, I didn't really drink much, but I fondly remember buying Leinie's to share with my then-boyfriend, now-husband. Oh, and apple Pucker and jello shots.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Guiness[sic] and coke and plenty of jello shots.
Elizabeth1981 Elizabeth1981 7 years
Smirnoff Ice!
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Lots of Tequila and now I can't drink it at all.
cherryk cherryk 7 years
Various flavors of Smirnoff.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
Teen years - Bloody Mary Don't drink now.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
whatever, i still drink boone's farm. hahaha any of those bottled girly drinks like pinkunicorn suggested, and sour apple pucker. what's wrong with drinking on easter sunday? i plan on having at least a couple of mimosas
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 7 years
Smirnoff Ice or Mike's Hard Lemonade (especially cranberry flavour). I can't drink either anymore, uuuuuuuugh the hangover flashbacks...
msdecember msdecember 7 years
midori and cream (yuck, i know), boone's farm (that was back in high school!), kahlua and cream (i sense a theme here), fuzzy navels.... drinks that my mature palate would stick its nose up at now. lol.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
When I think of youth, I think of childhood. I'm currently in my early-mid 20's, I don't have anything that reminds me of college, I never drank when I was underage. My first real drink was a Midori Sour.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
Malibu. Vodka and lots of Patron shots.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Drinking on Easter Sunday, really?
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Long Island iced tea, Boones and Henry Weinhard's Ale. To this day I can't stomach the thought of drinking Henry's Ale because I consumed so much of it when I was young.
weffie weffie 7 years
Warm bottled beer served from a backpack or a plastic mickey of Canadian Club wrapped in a paper bag... I started young, I had to hide my love away :P Mmmm I still love Redheaded Sluts! But these days I mainly stick to draft beer or rye & ginger.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
When I was in college I was convinced that I was carrie bradshaw (embarassing) and I drank cosmos all the time. By the time I hit 21 I couldn't stomach the things anymore.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
redheaded slut shots (jager, cranberry juice, peach schnapps) were a "first drink on your 21st birthday" tradition everclear punch, named "Gracie Punch" after the girl who made it most diet coke and vanilla vodka was another one
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