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Top 10 Vodka brands and Best Vodka
Vodka is known all over the world and extremely popular throughout it. Vodka is known to be consumed straight or mixed with various mixers and juices. Vodka over time has become synonymous with Russian culture and lately, Red Bull. We can’t tell you how many times we see Vodka/Red Bulls being ordered when we’re out at night. Vodka is known for being clear and pure, but it also comes in flavored forms as well. With such popularity, there is a strnog demand to know the best vodka brands. We address these demans with this list of Best vodka Brands.
Vodka through the production and distillation process is for the most part, never aged and distilled from various grains. These grains are usually fermented rye mash, wheat mash, potato mash, and corn mash. Vodka is goes through a purification process as well to eliminate any potential impurities within the vodka.
As stated earlier, Vodka is known to either be consumed straight or consumed mixed with various “mixers”. Some popular vodka mixers include:
Top 10 Vodka Brands
1. Finlandia Classic Vodka
Finlandia Vodka was recently voted Best Vodka as multiple spirits vodka challenges. This Vodka is high quality from Finland. The makers of this vodka hold this brand to the highest standard, and it shows.
2. Reyka Vodka
Reyka is a fabulous vodka that is produced in Iceland. This vodka goes through a unique creation process only found in Iceland, involving glacier water, and filtering the vodka through lava rocks.
3. Absolut Vodka
One of the most popular vodka brands in the world. Absolut is popular for a reason, and that reason is it’s excellent quality.
4. Belvedere Vodka
The Vodka version of Patron. Artists love shouting out this polish vodka brand in their records. This is a great vodka brand, and worth every penny.
5. Ciroc Vodka
This vodka brand is famous for a few reasons, and the main reason might be that Diddy owns part of the company. This Vodka is turning into one of our favorites and it’s more then just brand hype. This Vodka is great.
6. Ketel One Vodka
Not many cooler feelings in the world, then drinking Ketel One in Amsterdam. We like to capture that feeling by picking up a bottle in the states every now and then.
7. Grey Goose Vodka
You could argue this is the most popular vodka brand in the world. This vodka is served everywhere and it has a reputation of being a great vodka to mix with any mixer.
8. Rain Organics Vodka
The vodka’s name says it all. This is an organic vodka that dares to be unique in branding and bottling.
9. Stolichnaya Vodka
We like to think if we were internation spies, we would be sipping on Stoli daily. This vodka is our personal favorite because of all the memories attached with it from travelling overseas. This vodka just screams Russian vodka.
10. Svedka Vodka
A Swedish Vodka that is damn good in quality and variety. This is quickly starting to become on of our choice favorites.
Honorable Mentions: Van Gogh Vodka, Three Olives Vodka, Chopin Vodka, 42 below Vodka, Iceberg vodka
Best Flavored Vodka brands
We decided to through in some quick mentions of flavored vodka brands too.
1. Stolichnaya Blueberi Flavored Vodka
2. Ketel One Citroen Flavored Vodka
3. Svedka Vanilla Vodka
4. Ketel One Oranje Flavored Vodka
5. SKYY Infusions Citrus Flavored Vodka
How to make jungle juice recipe
Jungle Juice is a staple at any college party and comes in a million different recipes and variations. Jungle juice has a reputation of being high in alcohol content and able to hide it’s strong alcohol content well with the strong fruit juice added in. Jungle juice is also notorius for hangovers because of all the sugar added in to the jungle juice recipe. Since every party you go to will have jungle juice, those strivings to be campus legends will want to have the best tasting jungle juice. To reach the level of master you have to first understand the basics. We’re going to list out a basic recipe to get you started and other secret tips we picked up over the years as well.
Jungle Juice Overview
Jungle juice is a mixture of various fruit juices and liquors. These liquors usually involve everclear, and vodka. Jungle juice goes by many different names like PJ, Purple Jesus, etc. Jungle juice is usually made in large quanity to serve a party of people. These large batches are usually made in large coolers, bathtubs, trashcans, etc.
How to make Jungle Juice
Prepare the jungle juice the night before the party.
Other Jungle Juice Recipes:
This is where making jungle juice can get a little tricky. To be a master of any recipe you need to experiment with adding in different items into the recipe. There is the possibility of millions of different jungle juce recipes that could be made. Hopefully some of these jungle juice recipe item add-ins will help:
How to get Everclear?
Everclear is banned in some states due to its high alcohol percentage. Everclear can still be purchased if the liquor is banned in a state. Everyclear can can be purchased on any military base in the U.S.A. This means that someone’s friend or family member with military ties could drive on base and purchase a bottle.
Best Alcohol Shots to Order and Drink
It’s a bar/club ritual in our group of friends to shoot shots whenever we go out for a night of booze & fun. We caught ourselves always ordering the same shots everytime we went out. We did what we could to fix this problem and started to research the different shot recipes and shots we could order at the bar. After lots of experimenting, we’re proud to bring you this best shots to drink list. We divided the list up into several different categories. These categories depend on what you’re trying to achieve with the shot. (Women, drink, make friend’s puke lol).
Best shots to order a group
Delicous shot that tastes great and always a crowd pleaser.
Main Ingredients: Coconut rum, pineapple juice, melon liqueur, creme de bananes
Soco and lime
This is our favorite group shot. These shots are delicious and strong enough to be worth taking a shot of.
Main Ingredients: Sweetened lime Juice, Southern Comfort
We shower in this s*it! It could be argued that this is the most popular shot in the world.
Main Ingredients: Jagermeister, Energy Drink
This shot is a group shot favorite, but only if they like vodka!
Main Ingredients: Vodka, lime juice, triple sec
3 Wise men
This shot is all whiskey and if you don’t like the taste of whiskey then stay away.
Main Ingredients: Jim Bean, Jack Daniels, Johnny Walker
These are borderline chick shots, but they have vodka in them and taste good.
Main Ingredients: Vodka, Rasberry liqueur, 7-up
Choose any tequila brand, they all work the same(except Aristocrat..more on this later). Tequila shots are always great for groups since they involve salt, lime, and body shots?
Main Ingredients: Tequila
These shots can either be great or taste like pure vodka. It takes a skilled barmaster to serve these shots correctly. If these shots are done right then they always make a great crowd pleaser.
Main Ingredients: Vodka, Lemon juice, sugar
Like the jager bomb, but with cherry vodka. These shots are tasty.
Main Ingredients: Cherry vodka, energy drink
Don’t be fooled by this shot’s name. This shot contains Crow Royal and they pile on after time.
Main Ingredients: Crown Royal, apple schnapps, 7-up, cranberry juice
We never understood the naming behind this shot. It’s not that strong or mind erasing, but it is delicious when it hits the lips.
Main Ingredients: Vodka, Kahlua, tonic/sprite
Ahh the black man’s kryptonite. Crazy story involving these shots when we were in Vegas.
Main Ingredients: Hennessy, Hipnotiq
This might be the people’s favorite and they just don’t know it. Every person we have ever ordered this shot for, loves them.
Main Ingredients: Kahlua, amaretto, irish cream
Our resident booze friend in Alabama claims this alabama slammer recipe is the legit one.
Main Ingredients: Southern Comfort(So-Co), amaretto, cranberry juice
Best shots to order women
She will love these shots. They taste just like chocolate cake.
Main Ingredients: Vodka, Frangelico, Lemon, Sugar
Red headed slut
A staple of cougars everywhere.
Main Ingredients: Peach Schnapps, jagermeister, cranberry Juice
This shot is a little on the sweet side, so don’t go crazy with it.
Main Ingredients: Apple Schnapps, peach schnapps, cranberry Juice
Pineapple upside down cake
We have to admit, we love this shot. It’s a total chick shot, but they’re oh so good.
Main Ingredients: Vanilla flavored vodka, pineapple juice, grenadine
This shot could go in the group shots category as well. This is a very tasty shot, but can become a little much on the stomach after too many.
Main Ingredients: Buttershots Liqueur, irish cream
Surfer on acid
This shot recipe looks like it would be disgusting, but it’s like ranch and pizza.
Main Ingredients: Jagermeister, coconut rum, pineapple juice
Blow Job shot
You have to be careful, some women might take offense to this shot, and some well, will love it.
Main Ingredients: Kahlua, irish cream, whipped cream
Best shots to make your friends puke
A legendary shot, that conjurs cringes of fear when mentioned. We have some rough stories from the four horsemen.
Main Ingredients: Jagermeister, jose Cuervo, bacardi 151, peppermint Liqueur
Look at this shot recipe, seriously. This shot is borderline insanity. Greek liquor mixed with Mexican liquor and hot sauce? How does that even make sense?
Main Ingredients: Sambuca, tequila, hot sauce
These shots are simple, and effective. They will knock you on your ass.
Main Ingredients: Bacardi 151, Wild turkey 101
These shot are notorious for making people puke. This shot once mixed causes the the mix to curdle in the person’s mouth. This shot is makes our stomachs turn just thinking about it.
Main Ingredients: Irish cream, lime juice
The only shot on our list that isn’t mixed. You order this shot straight up. This tequila is rough.
Main Ingredients: Aristocrat Tequila
This shot is disgusting. Everytime we try it we struggle to figure out why we even thought about taking it in the first place.
Main Ingredients: Jagermeister, goldschlager, peppermint schnapps, coconut rum
New Jersey Turnpike
This isn’t really a shot, more-so a torture device. This shot involves draining the liquor from the bar mart into a shot glass, and topped off by the bartender’s squeezed bar towel.
Main Ingredients: The bar mat, and bar rag
Best way to shotgun a beer
Shotgunning a beer can is a common sight as parties, sporting tailgates, and other gatherings. There is something manly about being able to shotgun a beer without spilling beer all over your shirt. In our vast time of barhopping we have been challeneged to many beer shotgun races and have won and lost. The biggest key to these races is not spilling beer all over yourself. Not only will you be a race loser but you will also have to walk around in shame with beer all over your clothes. Trust us, it sucks.
We’re going to do our best to make sure this never happens to you. These easy steps explain how to shotgun a beer:
1. Locate the can of beer you’ll be using Make sure the beer is light beer. The lighter the beer is the easier the shotgunning will be.
2. Hold the can horizontally while tilting the can a little downwards. This slight downward angle will create the air hole at the bottom of the beer can.
3. Puncture the beer can. This can be done with whatever is safe. You will want to create the hole towards the bottom of the beer can where the air hole is located. This step is key if you do not want to spill any beer.
4. Bring the puncture hole to the mouth and chug all the beer in the can while you squeeze the can of beer. Don’t squeeze the can too hard or you will spill beer everywhere. Don’t feel bad if you spill the first time, everyone does on their first try.
5. Beer shotgun variations. You can shotgun a beer several different ways.
Here is one example:
Create a hole towards the bottom of the beer can and without spilling the beer, simply open the can pop top and proceed to chug. The two holes in the beer can let the beer flow out faster. This is more the chick way of shotgunning beer btw.
Top 10 Rum brands and Best Rum
We have to admit that rum is actually our favorite liquor and we love to pretend we’re pirates while drinking it. We’ve spent loads of time trying all the different brands of rum, and we’re proud to present you with this top 10 rum brands list. Some of these rums are better mixed with cola, etc. We kept the list easy to follow and easy enough for you to find these rum brands at your local liquor shop. So enough talking, on with the list!
Top 10 Rums
1. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (92 proof)
Sailor Jerry rum is our favorite rum in the world. We love everything about it, the proof, the taste, the color, the texture. Excellent rum.
2. Goslings Black Label Rum (80 proof)
A very unqiue rum not just in color, but also in taste. This rum is high quality and very different that ordinary rum brands.
3. Mount Gay Premium White or Eclipse (86 proof)
This rum brand has the claim to fame of being the oldest rum brand in today. The mount gay top shelf rum has won multiple awards and is great quality rum.
4. Captain Morgan tattoo Rum (70 proof)
Notice a trend here? This rum brand has a very unique taste as well. We love the branding of this rum as well.
5. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (70 proof)
Can be argued as the most popular rum brand in the world. Captain morgan is known for it’s great taste and quality of rum. This rum is popular for a reason. Great to mix.
6. Kraken Rum (94 proof)
This is a newer rum brand, and still might be hard to find in some areas. We love the proof and taste of this rum.
7. Pusser’s British Navy Dark Rum (84 proof)
Pusser’s is a great rum brand, but we simply prefer sailor jerry for our navy rum of choice.
8. Sunset Very Strong Rum (169 proof)
This rum is very strong, we’re guessing you figured that out by it’s name and proof. This rum brand will knock you off your feet, and deserves a mention for obviuos reasons.
9. Appleton Estate VX Rum (80 proof)
This Jamaican rum brand has a lenghty history and enjoyed by many rum lovers.
10. Bacardi Silver & Gold Rum (80 proof)
The other rum that could be argued as the most popular in the world. Bacardi makes very good rum and has been doing so for a very long time. The ultimate mixing rum.
Honorable Mentions: 10 Cane Rum, Malibu Rum, Myers Dark
Flavored Rum Brands
We didn’t add in any flavored rums, but we like to stick to the Bacardi falvored brands when we’re in the mood for flavored rum.
How to make a beer bong
The beer bong is a college, party, tailgaiting staple and tradition. The beer bong is used for quick delivery of beer to the dome. Beer bongs can be purchased at places like Spencers in the mall, or other specialty shops. If you’re looking for someting unique in design or shape then you always have the option to make your own beer bong.
These simple steps lay out how to make a custom beer bong:
1. Find a local hardware store. The name of the hardware store doesn’t matter, just find one that will be big enough to have the supplies you need.
2. Find the plumbing section. You will need to pick up three feet of plastic tubing. It’s best practice to find the largest tubing there is that will still fit in a normal person’s mouth. The best practice in terms of width would be around two to three inches.
3. Purchase a large funnel. This can be a little challenging, you need to find a funnel that is large but has a small enough base to fit perfectly in your tubing (it will need to be a little smaller than your tubing width).
4. Purchase a simple valve (optional). If you spent enough time find the other supplies, then odds are you want to make this beer bong a keeper. Adding a valve to the beer bong will allow you to control the flow through the beer bong. This is key for walking around with the beer bong in your hands. (Who doesn’t do that?)
5. Purchase Clamps. You will need clamps to clamp down the valve and funnel to the tubing. As stated before, since you want to make this a keeper, buy clamps. If you can’t find any clamps or can’t figure out how to use them(?) then just use industrial grade tape.
6. Design your beer bong.You can add stickers, paint, spraypaint, etc. We like ours to match our favorite team’s colors, etc.
7.) Test the design.