College students have always been known to be a party crowd, and there are many reasons for this phenomenon. Part of the reason is because they just recently became “old enough” to drink, and they are testing the waters with their new found activity. Others are away from home, and their parents, for the first time, and they “go wild.” Others succumb to peer pressure, and since their friends and fellow classmates are partying, they do not want to be considered “square,” or “uncool.” And thus the concept of college parties thrives and grows each and every year.
Whatever the reasons, when college kids drink, they often gravitate to the same drinks, over and over. Let’s take a few of the top drinks found at college parties across the country, from the most reputable ivy league universities to the best party schools.
Still the most common, most available, easiest drink to buy, transport, and keep cold, beer is easily the most popular at college parties. Even kids who don’t really drink, or don’t really like to drink, can slowly nurse a beer, and hold the can in their hands, for hours, so no one will know they’re not really a drinker.
2. Rum & Coke
Very popular, probably because, (A) most people like Coca-cola, (B) rum is a sweeter liquor than some others, and (C) it rolls off the tongue when ordering… “I will have a Rum & Coke, please.” By the way, Rum, Coke, and a twist of lime, is a Cuba Libre. Some people carry the rum in a hip flask, then pour some into an iced glass of Coke.
3. Long Island Iced Tea
Mixing Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, with sour mix, and a splash of cola, gives the appearance of “real” iced tea, and the flavors blended together actually make it delicious, and a drink that “goes down easy.” However, the mixture of all of these, and having one too many, can certainly send a college girl into the corner with a camera man, and have her end up on a DVD sold on late night infomercials or in an advertisement in the back of a men’s magazine. Male or female, the indulger is sure to wake up with one heck of a hangover!
4. Frozen Daiquiris
These are often called “kiddie drinks” because the fact that they are sweet, blended with ice, and have the consistency of a “milk shake.” These traits make frozen daiquiris easy to tolerate for people who are not likely to drink a traditional martini or a shot of scotch. Of course, you cannot put one in a hip flask, but the hip flask crowd does not drink these, anyway.
Don’t ask me why, but college kids love this drink. It almost tastes like a cough syrup, or a freshly mowed lawn. It is a German 70-proof (35% abv) digestif made with 56 herbs and spices. It is the flagship product of Mast-Jägermeister SE, a company headquartered in Wolfenbüttel, south of Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.
College kids in the USA, often refer to it, with a word that sounds like they’re saying Yeager, pronounced like Chuck Yeager, the famous American pilot. A shot glass of Jägermeister dropped into a glass of Red Bull energy drink makes a cocktail called a Jägerbomb. Highly recommended if you want to impress your friends with your projectile vomit skills.
At Flasks.com, we’re pretty set on our whiskey and bourbon, especially because of their inherent relation to hip flasks. But, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know what drinks you like to party with!