For when you want to get buzzed quickly.
Whether you’re having drinks at home or you’re out on the town with the girls, we all love a good cocktail (or five).
They taste delicious, look amazing, and are usually an accessory to armfuls of fun. They’re also pretty expensive. Unless it’s happy hour or you know a bar that does a killer two-for-one deal, cocktails can burn through your bank account fast, especially the fancy ones.
It’s even worse if you’ve just paid a hefty price for one, only to take a sip and discover it tastes like watered down cordial. I mean, the reason we drink cocktails is to have a good time and get drunk, right?
Well, we have you covered. These DIY cocktails aren’t only delish and easy to whip up, they also come with some pretty serious alcohol content. You’ll be thanking us tonight, but hating us in the morning. Warning: these cocktail recipes are guaranteed to lower inhibitions, which may lead to pashing random people or dancing like no one’s watching…
1. Long Island Iced Tea
A classic, and for good reason, the Long Island Iced Tea combines five different spirits, sour mix and shockingly little cola. But be careful: speaking from experience, having a few too many of these can lead to a blackout. (Recipe here).
This classic Italian cocktail has only one non-alcoholic ingredient; an orange peel for garnish (that counts toward your daily fruit intake, right?). Combining gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, this cocktail is seriously yummy and deceptively alcoholic. (Recipe here).
3. The Aunt Roberta
This is considered to be the strongest cocktail in the world and is made with 100 per cent alcohol, no mixers. Cocktail folklore claims this drink was created in the 1800s by the daughter of an Alabama slave owner, before she turned to the moonshine business. (Recipe here).
4. Death In The Afternoon
This cocktail was invented by the author Ernest Hemingway. In his own words; “Pour one jigger absinthe into a champagne glass. Add iced champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.” (Recipe here).
This New Orleans classic is really potent. It is a mixture of absinthe, whiskey, sugar and bitters and is chilled for hours before drinking. Go steady on it… (Recipe here).
6. Jungle Juice
The ultimate party cocktail (it requires you to make it in a giant tub), Jungle Juice is laced with five different kinds of alcohol then topped with juice and fruit. This dangerous drink tastes so good. (Recipe here).
7. Black Russian
Essentially just a White Russian without the cream, this cocktail mixes two of the best things; vodka and coffee liqueur, so you’ll be pepped up and totally chilled TF out, all at once. (Recipe here).
This drink needs a warning label: high alcohol content, high sugar content, high chance of drinking too many. The Zombie mixes light and dark rum, brandy and juice to make a deliciously evil concoction. (Recipe here).
9. Bone Dry Martini
A fast way to get buzzed, a martini really is just gin, vermouth and a few olives (though this particular version requires you to remove the vermouth). It is also nicknamed “Pass The Bottle”, because you could essentially just drink a bottle of gin. (Recipe here).
10. The Hurl Hurl
Awh, this cocktail is so small and pink. And deadly. Almost completely alcohol, this can be served as a cocktail or a shot. When those two are interchangeable, you know the drink comes with a hefty kick. (Recipe here).
11. Corpse Reviver #2
Any drink with the word “corpse” in it is bound to be super boozy. Created in the 1930s, this cocktail is so strong it could bring someone back to life, but there was a warning created to go with it; “Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again.”. (Recipe here).
12. Caribou Lou
The creation of this cocktail is attributed to the rapper Tech N9ne, who describes the drink in his song and claims it will make you “numb”. It is delicious and fruity, but the addition of 151 rum, which is notoriously strong, is what makes this boozy as hell. (Recipe here)
13. The AMF (Adios Motherfucker)
This one has all the big names in alcohol; rum, vodka, gin and tequila. Its name is a warning. If you have too many of these, you might as well say adios to your memories. (Recipe here).
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Comment: What’s your fave cocktail?