05/06/2014 07:00 am ET Updated May 06, 2014

Drinks You Only Order When You're 21


Going out to bars and ordering alcohol legally at restaurants is super exciting when you've just turned 21. It feels like a whole new world has opened up where before there was only stolen sips and furtive chugging. When you're 21, you can order with legitimacy, pride and gumption. You belong at that bar -- you're supposed to be there. You'll stick out like a sore thumb, however, if you don't know what to order.

It's not your fault, 21-year-olds. You're just inexperienced. It's painfully obvious, however, that you're a newbie at bar culture when you're ordering that Screwdriver. It's equally obvious you're just barely of legal drinking age when you're throwing back the Long Island Iced Teas, which are essentially a hangover from hell in a glass.

If you're over 21 and you're still ordering some of these drinks when you're out at a bar or restaurant, take a cue from some of these bartenders and order what the professionals are drinking on their nights off.

Here are 15 of the most hilarious signs that you're recently of legal drinking age. What drinks were you ordering when you were 21?

  • 1 Long Island Iced Tea
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    Vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, sour mix and a splash of Coke. In other words, the strongest drink in the universe and the biggest bang for your buck. Only a 21-year-old could handle this hangover.
  • 2 A Screwdriver
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    Vodka and orange juice? It's actually kind of cute, but the only time someone over 21 could order a Screwdriver with any self respect would be at breakfast.
  • 3 Rum and Coke
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    A rum and Coke is a dead giveaway that you're dealing with a newbie at the bar. It's ok, we forgive you. We were guilty at one point too.
  • 4 Vodka Redbull
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    21-year-olds don't give a sh$% about taking care of their bodies. Vodka Redbulls are a case in point.
  • 5 Smirnoff Ice®
    If you are still ordering a Smirnoff Ice® over the age of 21, you definitely need to reevaluate your life.
  • 6 Kamikaze Shot
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    Vodka, triple sec and lime juice: it doesn't sound too bad, but when's the last time you heard someone order one and took them seriously?
  • 7 Anything with Malibu
    Oh, Malibu. Your faux-coconut flavor will always make us think of suntan lotion and vomiting before the end of the night.
  • 8 Jack and Coke
    It was the first drink one of the HuffPost Taste editors ordered at a bar. If she remembers correctly.
  • 9 Cosmopolitan
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    Just because the girls of "Sex And The City" drank them, doesn't mean you should.
  • 10 Mike's Hard Lemonade®
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    Grow up.
  • 11 Sake Bombs
    Sake bombs are admittedly fun, but people 22 years of age and older should probably be embarrassed about ordering them.
  • 12 Whiskey Sours
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    A dash of egg white can make a whiskey sour sophisticated, but the typical whiskey sour a 21-year-old is getting from a bar? Not so much.
  • 13 A Fruity Daiquiri
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    If you're ordering a clean, simple lime daiquiri, you're actually quite trendy. But if you're going for the frozen strawberry kind, you're 21.
  • 14 Captain Morgan
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    One bad experience and you'll change the error of your ways.
  • 15 Jager Bombs
    Jägermeister and Redbull. You know, that's just unnecessary.

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