Alcohol Shots for a Crazy Night Out

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For some people, there’s nothing better than sitting next to a fireplace with a book in one hand and a glass of good wine in the other on a silent, wintry night. Others, however, need a lot more to have fun. If you belong to the latter, chances are, you won’t be satisfied with just a pint of lager and need some more motivation. This is where the alcohol shots come in. You go to the bar, order your favorite drink and watch the atmosphere explode almost immediately. Well, to help you out with that, we’ve compiled a list of some shots you can (should) take to improve your night out immensely. Let’s begin.


The effects of this shot are something of a myth, but there’s no shame in trying, right? Afterburner’s selling point is that it delays alcohol release so that you feel it the morning after. While that is not exactly true, the idea itself is quite interesting. Can you make one yourself? Sure, you can. One of the most popular versions contains vodka and hot sauce. You can’t mix these two in a glass, though. You need to drink the vodka one first and then follow with the sauce. Your stomach might complain a bit, but it will get over it soon.

Irish Car Bomb

Sure, it sounds like a perfect drink for the supporters of IRA, but it really isn’t. Irish Car Bomb is an interesting party-starter that will make the atmosphere in the club explode. What does it consist of? Well, the idea is to order Guinness and then drop in shots of Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream and drink it all immediately. You will feel the explosion of taste which is probably where these alcohol shots got their name.

Flaming Lemon Drop

You’ve all heard of a lemon drop and, though it is a tasty drink, it’s not really material for a crazy night out. This is where the Flaming Lemon Drop comes in to save the day. The normal version consists of vodka, lemon juice, and some sugar. You shake all these ingredients and get this refreshing sourly-sweet drink. But that’s not enough for a great night out. Add some Absolut vodka to the mix and ignite that sugar. It will be a whole new drinking experience.

Alice in Wonderland

If you’ve ever read Alice in Wonderland or at least seen some of the films, you know that it’s quite a strange story. The fact that this cocktail carries its name tells you it’s pretty weird as well. Probably the weirdest of alcohol shots on this list, Alice in Wonderland consists of orange juice, coffee, and tequila. To make one yourself, you’ll need Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur and some Gold tequila. Experts say you should first pour the liqueur and then tequila but considering it will all mix in your stomach anyways, who cares? Just enjoy this crazy mix of flavors.

Mind Eraser

By the end of the night, since you’ve already drunk quite a lot and done some unspeakable things, you could opt for one last cocktail – the mother of all alcohol shots – the Mind Eraser. The reason why it’s actually called Mind Eraser is that it creates some instant head pain upon drinking like the one you get with an extremely cold ice cream. To make it, fill a glass with ice, then pour vodka and liqueur over it. Top it off with some soda water and drink as fast as you can. It might sober you up or give you that extra kick you need to make the night memorable.

How do you feel about these alcohol shots? Have you tried them yet or are you going to now? Let us know what is your favorite in the comment section below.