“I just need a Red Bull.” How many times have these 5 words been uttered by you or a friend in the past 5 years? If you're anything like us, it’s a lot. Like the remote to the TV, microwave to dinner and Google to the internet, energy drinks have changed the way we function and have a good time. So what are the best ways to inject this punch of energy into our system? If you think it's just Red Bull and Vodka, think again. MetroWize has put together 10 booze and energy drink combos that not only have incredibly stupid names but also will keep the party going till the wee hours.
10. The Headless Barman
When an ingredient like Raspberry Pucker comes into play, you know you are on to something that the ladies are going to like. It’s got the perfect mix of sugar and caffeine and is great for pre-party get togethers.
Ingredients - 1 oz. Sour Raspberry Pucker, 1 1/2 oz. Vodka, lemon, ½ Redbull, ½ Mountain Dew, 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Directions – In a highball glass, Add pucker, vodka, and pineapple juice to a glass half-full of ice. Stir. Top up with energy drink and Mountain Dew.
9. The All-Nighter
When you are ready to move on from Vodka, this drink will not disappoint. The Pomegranate Juice is good for your digestive tract so it’s healthy too! Just kidding, it’s not healthy but it will keep your ass up for a while.
Ingredients - 1/2 oz. Rum, raspberry, 1/2 oz. Sour Apple Pucker, 1 1/2 oz. Red Bull, 3/4 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Directions – In a cocktail glass, Stir ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.
8. 1.21 Gigawatts
Great Scott! It’s tough to find reasons for the rise in popularity of Hypnotiq but mix it up with a bit of Red Bull and shot of vodka and you have your self a drink that will have your hair standing up like Christopher Llyod’s in no time.
Ingredients - 1/2 shot Hpnotiq, 1/2 shot Vodka, raspberry, 1 splash Grenadine, 5 oz. Red Bull
Directions – This drink works like a Car-bomb. With a pint glass for your Red Bull and a shot glass for the other ingredients, Pour raspberry vodka and Hpnotiq into shot glass. Now pour a splash of Grenadine into the shot glass. The grenadine will sink, layering the drink. Drop the shot glass into a tall glass half filled with Red Bull.
There is actually more booze in this drink than there is energy so drink this sitting down lest you find yourself falling on your ass after consuming it.
Ingredients - 1 shot Gin, 2 oz. Tequila, white, 1 oz. Triple Sec, 6 oz. 7-up, 2 oz. Rockstar, 3 cubes Ice
Directions – Using a highball glass, Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.
6. 1, 2, 3, Floor
This drink really needs no introduction with a name like that but it’s the perfect party starter… and possibly ender!
Ingredients - 1 bottle Champagne, 1 shot Hpnotiq, 8 shots Vodka, 2 cans Red Bull, 3 handfuls Ice
Directions – Using a big Pitcher and serving glasses, Put ice into pitcher, then add the bottle of champagne. Add the 8 shots of vodka and 1 shot of hypnotiq. Finally add the two cans of red bull and stir. Serve highball glasses to finish.
5. The Fearless Jedi
Perfect for that throwdown you’re having at your parents house while they are away on vacation… Hard wood floors are preferable (easier clean up).
Ingredients - 4 cans Beer, 1 1/2 can Vodka, 1 can (Pink) Lemonade, 2 cans Sobe No Fear
Directions – Using a large punch bowl, Open can of Pink Lemonade concentrate (best with pulp) and dump into punch bowl. Fill empty lemonade can with vodka 1.5 times and add to lemonade. Dump in 4 cans of beer and 2 cans of No Fear. Stir and serve in a large mug or stein (preferrably wooden). Enjoy! Good, this tastes!
4. Quick and Easy
Deadly… Especially if you do seven of them.
Ingredients - 1 1/2 oz. Brandy, 1 1/2 oz. Cran-Rasberry Juice, 1 1/2 oz. Energy Drink
Directions – Using a cocktail glass, Gently shake these ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and then strain them into the glass
3. Bruce Lee Bomber
Another Car-Bomb type creation that will get you kung fu fighting in no time.
Ingredients - 1 ½ oz Han Asian Vodka, 4 oz Red Bull
Directions – Pour half a can of Red Bull into a rocks glass and nice big shot of Han Asian Vodka (where the Bruce Lee comes in). Drop the Han in the Red Bull and knock it back in one fell swoop.
Puts hair on your chest… and face, and arms…
Ingredients - 2 shots Tuaca, 1/2 can Energy Drink (Crunk)
Directions – Using a Highball glass, Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.
1. Electric Screwdriver
Perfect cocktail for a Super Saturday of drinking. It’s just like a screwdriver but more like a power tool. Should only be consumed between the hours of 6am and noon (because otherwise you will look like a woosy). Amp Energy drink is used here for its yellowy color.
Ingredients - 2 oz. Vodka, 6 oz. Amp Energy Drink, 6 oz. Orange Juice
Directions – Using a pint glass or classy plastic Keg cup, Build this drink over ice.
And if these don't get you going, or you want more energy drink fix, check out Taurine Rules' energy drink reviews.