Are you looking for an alcoholic drink that will get you smashed very quickly? To get tipsy quickly, you don’t need to pound shot after shot.
The truth is, there are many tasty alcoholic drinks that can give you a buzz. It’s just a matter of figuring out the best drinks for your preference.
What type of drinks should you be consuming?
Read this guide to discover the top drinks that smash you surprisingly fast.
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One of the best drinks to consume that will get you smashed surprisingly fast is a margarita. To whip a classic margarita cocktail, you’ll need tequila, lime, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
You can either mix up all of these ingredients and serve your margarita with ice (aka, on the rocks), or you can blend them to make a frozen margarita.
However, there are a lot of variations of the classic margarita that are worth checking out. Here are some other margarita flavors you can try:
- Spicy watermelon margarita
- Raspberry margarita
- Cranberry margarita
- Spicy mango gummy margarita
- Tropical peach margarita
If you don’t want to spend time whipping up your own margarita, you can also purchase bottled margarita cocktails or canned margarita cocktails.
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Another excellent cocktail to drink before going out is a Paloma. To make a Paloma, you’ll first need to gather all of the necessary ingredients. You’ll need:
- 2 ounces of tequila (preferably clear tequila)
- 2 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 ounces of sparkling water
- 0.5 ounces of lime juice
- A splash of simple syrup or agave nectar
- Coarse sea salt for the glass’s rim
- Ice cubes
Begin by rubbing a grapefruit wedge around the rim of the glass and then dipping the rim in the coarse sea salt. Mix the remaining ingredients except for the ice into a glass or cocktail shaker and stir.
Fill up another glass with ice, and then pour in the ingredients. You can add in more simple syrup or agave nectar if you want your Paloma to be sweeter.
You can also garnish your Paloma with a grapefruit wedge.
Want to drink a Paloma but not have to deal with making it yourself? Check out this Paloma wine cocktail that you can pour right into a glass and drink!
3. Long Island Iced Tea
The long island iced tea can be a very deceptive drink. While many people don’t think it’s that strong because of its sweet taste, the truth is, this drink will knock you on the floor if you’re not careful!
Here’s what you need to prepare a long island iced tea:
- 0.75 ounces of white run
- 0.75 ounces of vodka
- 0.75 ounces of silver tequila
- 0.75 ounces of gin
- 0.75 ounces of triple sec
- 0.75 ounces of simple syrup or agave nectar
- 0.75 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Coca cola to top
- Lemon wedges to garnish
To make a long island iced tea, add the tequila, rium, gin, vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup/agave nectar to a Collins glass. Fill the glass with ice and stir all of the ingredients together.
Then, top it with a splash of coke and stir again. Garnish your long island iced tea cocktail with a lemon wedge and enjoy!
While a negroni is a sophisticated cocktail, just a few sips of this drink will leave you feeling quite tipsy.
To make a negroni, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 ounce of campari
- 1 ounce of gin
- 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
- Orange peel to garnish
Add the sweet vermouth, gin, and campari to a cocktail mixing glass, and fill the glass with ice. Stir until the drink is well chilled. Use a strainer to pour the drink into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes.
Then, garnish your negroni with an orange peel. You can peel the orange over the glass to bring in more citrus flavor.
5. Vodka or Gin Martini
If you don’t want to waste any time and you want the alcohol to hit you right away, then drinking a gin or vodka martini is the way to do it.
You can make a vodka/gin martini with or without vermouth. If you’re going to add vermouth, add in one ounce of vermouth for every three ounces of gin or vodka.
While making a martini is quite simple, it does require some skill and practice to perfect. It’s always better to stir a martini instead of shake it.
So, begin by pouring your gin or vodka into a cocktail shaker that’s filled with ice. Some people choose to add the vermouth to the cocktail shaker, while others choose to line the rim of the martini glass with vermouth and then pour it out for just a hint of added flavor.
Stir in the vodka/gin in the cocktail shaker with ice for about 30 seconds, and then strain it into a chilled martini glass. You can garnish your martini with a twist of lemon or some green olives.
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The sazerac is a classic cocktail from New Orleans, and while it may not taste that strong at first sip, it contains 90 proof Sazerac rye whiskey, which will definitely get you tipsy. Here’s what you need to make a sazerac:
- 1.25 ounces of cognac
- 1.25 ounces of Sazerac rye whiskey
- 0.5 teaspoon cold water
- 2 dashes of angostura bitters
- 3 dashes of peychaud’s bitters
- Absinthe for rinsing the glass
- 1 sugar cube
- Lemon peel to garnish
Beginn by rinsing a chilled rock’s glass with absinthe. In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube with the bitters and cold water.
Then, add in the cognac and the rye. Fill your glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain the mixture into a serving glass and peel a lemon over the drink.
Looking for something sweeter than a sazerac? Check out our strawberry margarita cocktail!
Are You Ready to Try These Crazy Drinks?
As you can see, there are many different crazy drinks you can try before a big night on the town. Just make sure to pace yourself and drink responsibility so you can enjoy your night without getting sick!
And, browse our site for more delicious cocktail ideas.