Emblematic College Drinks and Drinking Games

Categories: College Week

We'd be remiss to allow an entire College Week to pass without mention of the college life's main goal (well, you know except for the main-main one): procuring, hoarding and drinking booze.

It's a universal feeling, the simultaneous confusion and wistful nostalgia that comes with the memory of one's former "signature" drink. What the hell was I thinking?! And, God how I miss those simpler days. When dates didn't order $12 cocktails and browsing a beer list was nothing like cracking a textbook full of foreign words.

So we're here with a retrospective to remind you of the good old days, or the good new ones to come. These are in no particular order, because let's be real, each is as awful as the last. Pour out a little (very little) Deschutes Obsidian Stout in their honor.

Beer: Lonestar, Natty Light, PBR, Keystone Light, Bud Light, Milwaukee's Best, Busch Light, Miller High Life, Power Hours, Beirut

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Wine and Wine Coolers: Franzia, Carlo Rossi, Bartles & Jaymes (Fuzzie Navel), Two-Buck Chuck, Andre (for special occasions), Boones Farm (Note: The Corner Bar sells Boones by the bottle. For date night. May we suggest Strawberry Hill?)


"Premium" Malt Beverages: Smirnoff Ice, Bacardi Breeze, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Skyy Blue, Zima (RIP), Colt 45, Mad Dog, Edward Fortyhands


Liquor: Jello Shots, Jager Bombs, Malibu (straight, if you please), McCormick's vodka, Screwdrivers, Everclear (trashcan punch), body shots, quarters


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What about Goldschlagger "the gold flecks cut your insides & get you fucked up faster!". Only a college kid would think this is a good idea.


No Apple Pucker? It's only the drink of choice of every girl using her freshman-15 to go upward.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Brentney aims her articles at college-age kids, and being two generations removed from them I'll refrain from commenting.  [Plus, Mrs. Katz remembers she was no angel at that age, either]


You left off Cardinal Puff and Beer Pong. Went to college in St. Louis and we drank 905 beer. (The party always starts at 9:05))

ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Brentney, just another name in a long line of names that people fuck up and give their kids. reminds me of a deadpsin article about the fuckepedness of names these days. Welcome to the Observer Brentney

ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@yomamasucksadoonba oh, and by the way, the ones that didnt act like that at 18-22 turn out to be the biggest alcoholic sluts as adults. look it up

ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@yomamasucksadoonba when you are 18-22 it is. dont be sucha bitch now that you are in your 50's. I look back and think about a lot of the shit I did at that age and think how stupid it was, but it doesnt mean it wasnt fun and cool at the time. Its called life, its part of growing up

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