5 drinks to approach with caution on a night out

A moment of silence for a fallen brother

Since it is almost the weekend, I thought it would be prudent to give you a few tips on how to ensure you don’t end up being ‘that’ person on the night out. What I mean by ‘that’ person, is the one who goes hell for leather in the first hour or two and ends up starting a fight with a lamp post at half three in the morning. So without further a do, here are the five drinks to approach with caution on a night out.

A moment of silence for a fallen brother
A moment of silence for a fallen brother

1. Vodka

Ah Vodka, mixes with everything (including more vodka) and is a night out staple for a lot of people due to the ease with which it can be drunk and as mentioned before it can be mixed with just about anything from orange juice to Coke. But vodka is best approached with caution because you never realise exactly how drunk you are until it’s too late and you’re wondering why the ceiling tiles aren’t symmetrical.

mmm tastes like nothing in particular
mmm tastes like nothing in particular

2. Tequila

this one is a personal nemesis of mine, while it is a delightful drink it has an unnecessarily complicated ritual that goes with it (the lime, the salt why? just why?). Odds are you have suffered at the hands of this drink whenever one of your friends calls for a round of shots on a night out and has offered to pay for them. this means that you are more or less obligated to take the shot and smile through the limey burny goodness.

Fancy a shot?
Fancy a shot?

3. Jagermeister

this is a truly wonderful drink, it can be had straight and ice cold (the only way to drink it properly in my humble opinion) or mixed with a half glass of red bull to make the infamous Jager Bomb. If you are so inclined to have this drink, I would advise drinking it straight as if you decided to tackle the Jager Bomb then their is a minor outside chance that your heart might explode when the caffeine from the red bull hits your blood stream.

Ice cold is the only way to go
Ice cold is the only way to go

4. Whiskey
The alcoholic equivalent of a loaded firearm, if treated with respect will give you a warm feeling and smile on your face. mistreated or mishandled and there will be blood and tears before the night is over. Whiskey isn’t for everyone so give a try but take a big step back if there is any doubt in your mind as to whether or not you can handle it.

my personal favorite
my personal favorite

5. Buckfast Tonic Wine

Truer words were never spoken
Truer words were never spoken

No, Just no. Do not drink this stuff, if Satan’s blood had a taste it would be Buckfast Tonic Wine. Only the bravest or most mentally unstable amongst you should even consider drinking this export from the Benedictine Monks of Buckfast Abbey (oh yeah, this stuff was made by monks)

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