When you first turn 21, all you order at a bar is vodka cranberries. That is, until you realize all the sugar in the cranberry juice gives you a hangover and adds a ton of calories. The older you get, the less enticing vodka crans sound and you start to venture into more exciting drinks. Although it might be more expensive, the taste is worth it. So next time you want to try something new, go for one of these:

Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour is refreshing and subtly sweet without being too overpowering.

Espresso Martini

If you like coffee, espresso martini is the drink for you. It’s the perfect combination of alcohol and coffee to really get a buzz going.

Moscow Mule

Refreshing and slightly sour, a Moscow mule is the perfect drink for a summer night- or all year round.


When I think of a mojito, I think of laying on the beach with the sun on my skin and a minty fresh mojito in my hand.

Long Island Iced Tea

A combination of vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a little bit of Coca-Cola to make it sweet. It sounds intense, but LITs are delicious.

Old Fashioned

If you’re a fan of dark liquor, an old fashioned is right up your alley. It’s a classic whiskey drink with just the right amount of sweetness.


Frozen or on the rocks- a margarita is everyone’s favorite drink for every and any occasion.

Vodka Redbull

Vodka Redbulls are dangerous- so be careful with just how much you drink. The combination of caffeine and alcohol makes for a great drink, but one that packs a punch.


A throwback to Sex and the City, a cosmo is a classic mix of vodka, lime, and cranberry.

Tequila Sunrise

Transport yourself to a tropical beach by drinking a tequila sunrise. The mixture of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine is sweet and refreshing.