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80s Popular Alcoholic Drinks

by Mackenzie

The 80s was a wonderful time for those of us who liked drinking alcoholic beverages.  With the success of disco, the rise of big hair and excess in all forms, it was a decade filled with great things. And, of course, there was the introduction of flavored vodkas and resurgence of malt liquors. Many drinks became popular during the 80s that are still very much around today. This article will take a look at some of the most popular drinks that were consumed during this time period.

Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea is a very simple drink. It has many variations, but very few people get it right. The drink was first introduced to the public in the 80s and has since become one of America’s favorite drinks.

Alabama Slammer

This drink became very popular after the 1988 film “Cocktail.” Some people still make alabama slammers, but the popularity of this cocktail has certainly declined.

The slammer involves ingredients such as Southern Comfort, amaretto, sloe gin, and orange juice. This might sound like a strange combo, like something you would get after haphazardly after raiding your parents’ liquor cabinet, but it turns out that the flavors actually work.

The B-52

This is a strange drink that requires a three-layer job. It uses kahlua, Bailey’s Irish cream, and triple sec. If you get the layers right, though, they will look great and taste equally great.

Surprisingly, the shot actually tastes good! The flavors all mix together to give you a shot that tastes like caramel with a little orange on top. The flavor is so interesting that you could drink a shot slowly, instead of having it all in one go.

Sex On The Beach

You might initially think that the cocktail is complicated, because it has four (or sometimes five) ingredients. Do not worry. It only involves vodka and peach schnapps, combined with cranberry and orange juice.

This is a tall drink, so you get a decent amount of fruit juice and your drink tastes sweet, fruity, and delicious. Some people like to change things up by replacing orange juice with pineapple juice.

Between The Sheets

The name of this drink actually dates back to the 1930s, but the innuendo in the name was enough to cause between the sheets to become extremely popular again in the 1980s. There is nothing to worry about though! Between the sheets is a drink that isn’t too sweet, yet not low-quality.

There are four main ingredients: rum, lemon juice, cognac, and triple sec.When you mix together those alcoholic ingredients, this becomes a particularly strong drink, so serve it in a small glass.

Tequila Sunrise

It is not surprising that this drink saw some time in the sun in the 80s. It’s sweet, bright, and looks nice in the glass. It also contains a strong flavor derived from combining orange juice and tequila, and a splash of grenadine. This mix gives the drink its sunset-like appearance.

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