What Alcohol Gets You Drunk Fast and Tastes Good? Top 10 for 2023

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Have you ever felt the urge to drop everything and let the alcohol flow through your veins? Have you ever wished you could immediately feel your drink’s pleasantly numbing effects sans the bitter taste? 

In this post, we’ll share alcohol that gets you drunk fast and tastes good, too.  

Top 10 Good-Tasting Alcohols That Will Get You Drunk Fast 

10. Captain Morgan

bottle of captain morgan and rubicon in can

Alcohol Content: 35% to 50% ABV (70 to 100-proof)

Why We Like It: Captain Morgan is one the best premium rums with luxurious taste and trend-setting flavors. It features intense tropical flavors – making this spirit exhilarating and satisfying. 

While two to three shots of Captain Morgan can get real drunk, you can still enjoy its natural pineapple and mango flavors.  

9. Cosmopolitan 

cosmopolitan cocktail drink garnished with orange peel

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV (80-proof)

Why We Like It: A cosmopolitan is a tasty cocktail made with vodka, lime, juice, and cranberry juice. It’s hard to resist its citric and tangy flavor.

Cosmopolitan’s robust flavors are enough to cover up the sting of alcohol on your palate without being too sweet or too sour.

Its dry orange, vodka, lime, and cranberry juice come together in a delightfully balanced way. A cocktail with a sweeter flavor profile may appeal to some, but this mix is the epitome of a sophisticated adult drink.

8. Caipirinha

Caipirinha Cocktail drink with lots of ice and lime on wooden table

Alcohol Content: 30% ABV (60-proof)

Why We Like It: If you’re looking for a Brazilian national drink, look no further than the Caipirinha. Cachaça, Brazil’s most popular distilled alcoholic drink, is combined with sugarcane [1] extract to create this refreshing drink. 

This alcoholic beverage, with its sweet lemonade and tropical vacation flavors, is ideal if you’re longing for warm summer nights. The sugary citric flavors predominate on the palate, and the Cachaça [2] adds a subtle punch.

7. Screwdriver

man holding screwdriver cocktail drink on a wooden table

Alcohol Content: as high as 50% ABV (100-proof)

Why We Like It: Screwdriver is an enticing cocktail that’s relatively easy to prepare – yet so effective if you want to get drunk.

What’s more interesting about this drink is it’s named after the tool used to mix and stir this drink back in the day, which is the screwdriver (of course).

By just mixing orange juice and vodka, you’re ready to get tipsy. And it’s easy to decipher why this drink is so popular: it’s hard to taste the alcohol in each sip, but after just a few rounds, you’ll feel the buzz you’ve been looking for.

6. Fuzzy Navel 

fuzzy navel cocktail drink garnished with slice of orange

Alcohol Content: 24% ABV (48-proof)

Why We Like It: The Fuzzy Navel shows that you only need two things to make a famous cocktail that will give you one of the best times of your life. It has become a classic party drink because the sweet flavors mask the bitter taste of the vodka.

This super easy drink is made with Peach Schnapps and orange juice. It delivers the perfect balance of sweet and acidic tastes. You can also make the Fuzzy Navel with lemonade or a splash of vodka, depending on how drunk you want to get.

5. Olmeca Altos Plata

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV (80-proof)

Why We Like It: If you’re on a budget and looking for quality Blanco tequila to booze up, we highly recommend Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila. The cucumber and jalapeno margarita featured a subtle sweetness from the agave but otherwise highlighted the other ingredients.

Although the Olmeca Altos Plata isn’t exceptionally flavorful on its own, it went down smoothly when combined with the bright citrus and cool cucumber – making it a perfect drink to wrap up the night. 

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4. Fireball

Fireball cinnamon whisky bottle

Alcohol Content: 33% ABV (66-proof)  

Why We Like It: Fireball, a cinnamon whiskey, is absolutely adorable. Enjoy it on glass over ice and get hammered with this stuff straight. Due to its high drinkability, you can get drunk easily.

If you and your friends have been sipping for hours and feel like you need to ‘catch up,’ we suggest Fireball. It tastes delicious and is simply satisfying. 

The bold cinnamon taste adds an excellent depth of flavor. Some of the finest ways to enjoy it are in a Fireball Old Fashioned or Fireball and Apple Cider.

3. Southern Comfort

bottle of Southern Comfort and a glass

Alcohol Content: up to 50% ABV (100-proof)

Why We Like It: If you’re a fan of American liquor and want to get tipsy to end your day, you can try Southern Comfort. Fruit, spice, and whiskey flavors are added to neutral spirits to create this drink.

Southern Comfort also makes Ready-To-Pour cocktails sold in the US if you’re in the mood for something a little more chill.

These cocktails, which are all 30 proof (15% ABV), include Southern Comfort Hurricane, Southern Comfort Lemonade, and Southern Comfort Sweet Tea. 

2. Sex On The Beach 

sex on the beach cocktail drink with slice of orange and maraschino cherry

Alcohol Content: 11.61% ABV (23.22-proof)

Why We Like It: Sex on the beach is the quintessential drink of relaxation and is often the perfect choice as a refreshing summer cocktail.

The subtly sweet flavors of the fruits permeated in this cocktail drink make for a delicious concoction to leisurely sip on any occasion. Also, you can enjoy it in a highball or a shooter in bars.

The alcohol’s biting sharpness is masked by the robust, natural flavor of lush peach flesh, leaving you with a relaxed, auspicious buzz.

1. Orange MD 20/20 (Mad Dog)

bottle of Orange MD

Alcohol Content: 13% to 20% ABV (26 to 40-proof)

Why We Like It: Though this spirit seems like a low-proof drink, you shouldn’t be fooled. Since it’s very sippable due to its smoothness and tasty flavors, you can easily empty one bottle. 

However, you should be ready for the hangover the next day. It can make you sick as a dog (as its name suggests). But if you really desire to get the buzz, then drink at your own risk.  


What type of alcohol gets you drunk the fastest?

The type of alcohol that can get you drunk the fastest is vodka or tequila. Both are in the same range of alcohol content – 110 proof max. Three or more shots can get you drunk real quick, but it still depends on your alcohol tolerance. 

What’s the best alcoholic drink that doesn’t taste like alcohol?

The best alcoholic drink that doesn’t taste like alcohol is the Spritzer. The blend of lemon juice and soda water masked the alcohol taste. Other alternative drinks include Mimosa, Pink Gin Fizz, The Radler, and more. 

Do all strong alcohols give the worst hangover?

Not all strong alcohols give the worst hangover. It still depends on the amount of alcohol you consume and the type of alcohol. Any alcoholic drink can cause hangovers, especially when you consume too much.  

Final Say 

There you have it – the best alcoholic (yet flavorful) drinks that can surely knock you up after some shots.   

From Captain Morgan to Screwdriver, Fireball, and Orange MD 20/20, you can have the happy buzz you want while enjoying the drink’s relaxing taste. As always, drink responsibly. 



Lisa Dimarco

Lisa is a freelance lifestyle writer specializing in nightlife, leisure, and celebration. She has been in the field for eight years and has written articles featured in various local blogs and lifestyle magazines. For Lisa, there’s nothing better than an ice-cold drink after a rough day (she’s not fussy). But she also likes to get a bit fancy every now and then. She believes you can never go wrong with a Moscow Mule or a classic Daiquiri anywhere you go. Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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