22 of Missoula’s Best “Big Kid Drinks”…as told by the experienced



When the going gets rough…finish finals and head to the bars! After searching and stressing through extensive amounts of research, slaving away for hours behind a computer screen and textbooks, and bubbling scantrons anxiously in a crammed desk it’s only necessary to treat yourself to a “big kid drink”. So, in honor of all you hard workers, I’ve done my own homework in providing you with the best possible conglomeration of drinks that anyone and everyone (above the legal limit) should try!

I’ve asked some of Missoula’s finest to provide me with the information I need…a drink of choice…and a reason why. Some are classy, some are funny, some are basic, and some are headache-city. But, with no further ado, I give you the saving grace list of beverages!

  • Vegas Bomb – Coconut Rum, Peach Schnapps, Canadian Whiskey, Red Bull

    • “It’s fun, nice tasting, and it’s a variety of flavor. Just like Vegas, you don’t quite know what you are going to get” – Brooke Moody
  • Double Makers Mark…on the rocks – Whiskey

    • “I love the taste, I love the buzz, and it’s a efficient drunk” – Alex Bienemann
    • “Because I like the taste and it fits my budget” – Tyler Ellis
  • Fun Stuff (Mo Club) – Mystery Concoction

    • “It’s really fruity and tastes like a starburst” – Bailey Harper
  • Coldsmoke – Beer

    • “Because hard liquor is rarely a good thing” – Johanna Kohorst
  • Long Island Iced Tea – Triple Sec, Light Rum, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Coke, Lemon Juice

    • “So many alcohols…” – Ashley Robertson
  • Dirty Girl (Tamarack) – Vodka, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Bailey’s Irish Cream, White Creme de Menthe

    • “I don’t know why people consider her dirty, I would call her classy. I know I am after a few…or seven” – Allie Simon
    • “It’s a nice creamy root beer drink that’s tasty but also has a lot of alcohol in it” – Paytyn Wheeler
  • Double Whiskey Coke (Charlie B’s)

    • “Very price effective” – AJ Frisell
  • Hop Skip and Go Naked (Tamarack) – Vodka, Beer, Lemonade

    • “It’s like a fruity mimosa so it fits any occasion!” – Cassandra Flynn
  • Vodka Soda with Lime

    • “Because it isn’t sugary!” – Caitlin Caraway
  • Gin and Tonic with a Lemon

    • “I like gin” – Krystina Thompson
  • Cranberry Vodka

    • “It’s delicious and easy to drink…and I hate shots” – Kayla Gray
  • Crown and 7 – Crown Royal Whiskey, 7Up

    • “Because I have class” – Zacharias Raftopoulos
  • Blow Job – Bailey’s Irish Cream, Amaretto Almond Liqueur

    • “Well I usually just drink beer but I guess I’d have to say a blow job…they are really tasty” – Jake Leininger
  • Irish Trash Can – Gin, Light Rum, Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao Liqueur, Triple Sec, Red Bull

    • “It’s the quickest way to get you drunk off one drink!” – Kaylee Rabson
  • Jager Bomb – Jagermeister, Red Bull

    • “For sure a Jager bomb because they get me super faded and have red bull for stamina” – Dustin Striessguth
  • Washington Apple – Crown Royal, Sour Apple Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, 7Up

    • “Sweet and doesn’t taste like alcohol!” – Laurence Pelchat
  • Caesars – Bloody Mary spin off

    • “It’s like you’re getting a meal with every drink!” – Mckell Bennett
  • Pendleton Whiskey, one ice cube, and a traditional glass

    • “Because of it’s level of quality, you won’t be as hungover the next morning. It’s a drink that says ‘I’m classy as f*#&, and can also kick your a$$ at any card game you choose” – Kelsey Carlson
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Iron Horse) – Rum Chata, Fireball

    • “Probably because I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch…and I also like Fireball so it works” – Chloe Torres
  • Purple Drank (Bodega) – UV, Sprite

    • “It’s amazing” – Ty Trucco
  • Tequila

    • “Because it’s always the funnest time” – Sean Fleenor

And there you have it. 22 quality drinks from 23 quality people!

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