Top 10 Alcoholic Drinks to Get You Started If You Didn't Drink Before

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Scarlett Goldstein

Scarlett Goldstein

Last updated:  2020-12-29 19:07:17

When you're young, you're eager to try everything you can. However, with some things, you should rather take it easy! It's better to have a small introduction before you get deeper into the world of alcoholic drinks. Also, you may always ask your friends what you should try if they're more experienced. However, since the Internet can help you a lot nowadays, we'll try to recommend you what to order in a bar next time you're going out with your gang. And don't forget, drink moderately and don't cross your line!

10. Beer

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A percentage of alcohol should show how fast the drink is to get you drunk. Beer is usually a drink with the lowest alcohol rate, so you shouldn't have difficulty trying it if you're a beginner. Once you get used to drinking, you'll probably avoid beer, though, since it's not the best option out there. However, it's still the most "safe" one – we bet you won't get drunk!

For example, in Germany, beer is a kind of drink you consume daily and whatever you're doing. It's not one of the beverages you drink only occasionally and take shots. Hence, it's much lighter than whiskey or rum. Nevertheless, don't drink too much of it if it's your first or second time!

9. Jägermeister

Jägermeister is also a good option for many cocktails

Germans are perfectionists, or at least they say so. Their world-famous drink Jägermeister is something you've already come across for sure. And yes, it's perfect for beginners and can be found in cocktails, too! It's usual for experienced drinkers to take a shot of this beverage. Still, you can also make it easier on yourself by consuming it slower.

However, don't get too carried away because its alcohol percentage is 35%, so one or two small shots will be alright for the warm-up. Jägermeister is made with 56 herbs, and it's a stomach digestive and cough suppressant. If you drink it moderately, it's even beneficial for your health.

8. Rosé

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The name "Rosé" sounds like the finest drink ever made in this world. In fact, it's a type of wine, and it's a solid choice for beginners. Red or white wine is also a nice introduction because almost every house has a bottle of it, and we don't know anyone who doesn't like it. Moreover, you can sip it slowly, and it's not too hard like alcohol usually is.

However, the perfect introducer to alcohol when it comes to wine is definitely Rosé. Various brands are producing this sweet pink beverage, and you can check them all out and figure out what's the best for you. 

7. White Russian

Try to mix iced coffee and alcohol – you'll get White Russian

The title "White Russian" maybe sounds odd or exotic to you, but this is not the strongest alcoholic drink ever, we promise. Yes, Russians love their vodka, but this is just a cocktail… with a little bit of favorite Russian beverage! 

Coffee liqueur and cream are White Russian's main ingredients, and if you're a coffee enthusiast, we found the right choice for you. It has the signature taste you're already familiar with and cream on top, so you don't have to worry about relishing this one.

6. Screwdriver

A screwdriver is so easy to make

Did you know that you can make an alcoholic drink with only orange juice and a bit of vodka? Well, some people like more of the "hard" liquor in their screwdriver, but a little bit will be enough for a beginner. You can check out in any screwdriver recipe that it's a light drink that shouldn't mess you up at your party.

However, be careful, just like with every alcoholic drink. Don't put too much vodka in it, and don't drink more than two on the same night! The beginners shouldn't go beyond their own lines. After all, you are the one who knows your body the best, so take it slow with vodka, slow and steady.

5. Somersby

Watch this funny Somersby apple cider commercial

When they're in a big group and unsure what to drink, beginners are normally the most comfortable with ordering Somersby. Honestly, it's almost impossible to get drunk just by consuming Somersby! It's alcohol nonetheless, and it's an amazing choice to get familiar with this kind of liquor and enjoy it.

Somersby also has a whopping great offer of flavors. You can choose whether you'd prefer your cider with blackberry, watermelon, pear, or a classic apple taste. Cider is also similar to beer when it comes to the alcohol percentage, so it's pretty safe, while it tastes way better. Feel free to order it anytime!

4. Champagne

This informative video will help you understand how champagne is being made

If you're in a situation where you're offered champagne, we're truly happy for you! As you know, champagne is one of the beverages you're sipping on euphoric occasions. Feel free to raise your glass in a toast because champagne presumably won't get you drunk. It's bubbly and symbolizes luck, and one "dose" won't do you harm in any way.

All the special occasions have champagne on their tables, but there is always a good meal beside it. In conclusion, go ahead and drink champagne with your meal! It's only a stereotype that champagne is an aperitif, so try to drink it like an expert. Furthermore, when you eat and drink simultaneously, there is zero chance you'll get drunk. 

3. Cosmopolitan

A useful tutorial on how to make a Cosmopolitan, the most popular cocktail

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of combinations when it comes to cocktails. Some of them are created to get you started, while some can make your head spinning! Nonetheless, if you're a rookie, you probably aren't up to experimenting. You're looking for a rather famous cocktail that you can order anywhere.

If that's the case, Cosmopolitan is a perfectly fine choice. Every cocktail can be hard or light, depending on how much alcohol you put into it. Still, Cosmopolitan usually contains only a little bit of vodka. It's even mixed with cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lime. 

2. Bailey's Irish Cream

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Liqueurs are supposed to introduce you to alcohol, make it taste sweet, and they're even good for mixing and making cocktails. Is there anything better than that? Find your favorite flavor and give it a chance! Whether it's cherry or chocolate, it's a way to go. However, our highest recommendation goes to Bailey's Irish Cream!

Bailey's is a mix of cream, cocoa, and Irish whiskey. Nevertheless, don't let whiskey fool you – it's a hard drink, but a beginner can drink it with cocoa and cream. Of course, liqueurs like this make great ingredients for a cocktail, but it's quite suitable to drink it by itself, too.

1. Tequila Rose

Tequila Rose is already a mix, but maybe you can add something else to it as well?

Honestly, you can judge this one right from the moment you see its name. Tequila Rose sounds like a masterpiece, so you just can't skip it! And yes, you shouldn't miss it even if you're a beginner! You've probably heard (or already seen it at parties) that "basic" tequila is a harder drink. That's why you should wait a bit and get used to alcohol before you embark on this exotic beverage.

Nevertheless, Tequila Rose is a sweeter version of this drink, and it won't ruin your Halloween or any party. It contains only 15% alcohol, and its taste is delicious since it includes strawberries! Strawberry Cream Liqueur might be one of the best choices for beginners, and a bit of tequila spices it up like a pro. 

At the end of the day, you should indeed enjoy your drinks, and that's the only thing that matters. You don't have to pressure yourself into drinking alcohol if you don't feel like that right now. However, if you didn't like any drinks you already tried, maybe you should research a bit more and probably order something from this list next time! Take your time and let yourself be a true hedonist.

What's your favorite drink from this list? Let us know in the comments section!

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