Alcoholic Spirits No Party is Complete Without
By Therese Aseoche
Whether it’s a party or a barkada walwal session you’re planning, you must never forget the drinks! Be one of the best hosts your friends have ever had with these 8 must-have liquors that you should stock up and get everyone drunk on for the next long weekend.
8. Smirnoff Mule
Smirnoff Mule confuses your friends who either hate beer or hate spirits because they can’t tell just what the drink is exactly. It’s ginger beer laced with vodka and lime, and tastes like ginger ale or a lemon-flavored soft drink that’s great for parts of the evening when you just want to slowly ease into your drunken stupor.
7. Absolut Vodka
It’s vodka to supposedly end all vodka for the kwentuhan sessions of the night when you need a bitter drink to match your bitter feelings. After a few shots of this, you will start to feel the burn, so if you want to keep your friends alive and happy longer, it’s better mixed with other drinks. Unless, of course, they don’t mind a horrid hangover.
6. Bacardi Rum
Being one of the affordable spirits you can get from convenience stores makes it the rum of choice for walwal nights at home. Whether it’s for concocting rum coke or for making liquor-infused gummy bears, Bacardi Rum is a must-have to put everyone in a partying mood.
5. Jack Daniel’s
Planning a fraternity party, or just expecting a lot of grown men? Keep a bottle of Jack (and an optional 1.5 liter Coke) available for their consumption and let them revel in the strong yet refreshing hit from drinking glass after glass.
4. Emperador Brandy
If you just want to get wasted fast, save on money with Emperador. It’s dangerously strong that drinking copious amounts of it without breaks in between will send you and your friends drunk and reeling. You’ll probably swear off Emperador the next time you plan a barkada walwal night out, but chances are you’ll most likely buy it again just because it gets the job done without making a dent in your wallet.
3. Manille Liqueur de Calamansi
Show your friends you have something to be proud of about your Filipino roots with a locally-made drink other than the widely-talked-about Emperador. It has a distinctly strong fruity kick, with a Calamansi flavor surfacing without the sour after-taste. With this, you can easily convince the health nuts in your barkada to drink as it is a healthy alternative to other vodka drinks.
2. Captain Morgan
It’s a party in your mouth with the variety of flavors contained in a Captain Morgan bottle. It’s easy to get buzzed from a few rounds of drinking this and is always best mixed into other beverages, which makes it a party favorite among the young ones and the oldies.
1. Jose Cuervo
If you only had to choose one drink to feed your friends in your house party, it’s the Jose Cuervo. It’s one of the more affordable tequilas you can get from the market, but will still give you the unique flavors you seek in a spirit. And it’s made out of real agave, not some cheap imitation of the flavor. Sit your friends down in a circle, pass around the salt and lime wedges, and get drunk silly on drinking games with shot glasses of Cuervo on everybody’s hands.
What other bar spirits are on your must-have drinks list for barkada walwals? Share them with us!