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19 Alcohol Experiences Every Aussie Had Growing Up

If you didn't get shit-faced in a backyard off UDLs then what were you even doing?

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1. Getting accidentally lit at a family BBQ when you were underage after smuggling two Cruisers out of your aunt's esky.

Raspberry was obviously the best flavour, but you wouldn't turn down a pineapple or orange one.
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Raspberry was obviously the best flavour, but you wouldn't turn down a pineapple or orange one.

2. And having to pretend to be tipsy when your parents gave you a glass of champagne your first Christmas after turning 18.

You'd secretly been getting drunk for two years and one glass of fizzy did nothing to you.
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You'd secretly been getting drunk for two years and one glass of fizzy did nothing to you.

3. Thinking that a Vodka Mudshake would be a good choice, and immediately regretting it.

Especially when it mixed with the other booze in your stomach.
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Especially when it mixed with the other booze in your stomach.

4. Mixing goon and tropical juice together for the first time, and realising how damn great it is.

This drink is literally Australian culture in a cup.
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This drink is literally Australian culture in a cup.

5. Ordering extremely overpriced cocktails at that one restaurant that didn't card when you were 17.

And sharing two dishes between eight of you.
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And sharing two dishes between eight of you.

6. Drinking in a park on a Saturday night, while keeping an eye out for the cops.

That drink was most likely Passion Pop, straight from the bottle.
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That drink was most likely Passion Pop, straight from the bottle.

7. Pouring booze into an old bottle so you could drink it on the train on the way to a party.

Because everyone drinks straight orange juice out of old Coke bottles, right? Nothing suss.
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Because everyone drinks straight orange juice out of old Coke bottles, right? Nothing suss.

8. Getting loaded in someone's backyard when their parents were out of town, on a six-pack of UDLs.

The sugar messed you up more than the booze did, honestly.
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The sugar messed you up more than the booze did, honestly.

9. And having a deep as fuck conversation after five drinks while sitting around on furniture like this.

10. Mixing Malibu or Midori with lemonade and getting a bigger sugar rush than you did on the UDLs.

Damn this stuff was potent.
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Damn this stuff was potent.

11. Drinking Double Blacks at your Year 12 formal after party, because Smirnoff Ice was just a waste of time.

Whether you went for the bottles or the cans, you were guaranteed a good night on the DBs.
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Whether you went for the bottles or the cans, you were guaranteed a good night on the DBs.

12. Mixing a giant cocktail punch inside a bucket, using 75c lemonade from Coles.

You never knew quite how much booze was in there, but it was a lot.
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You never knew quite how much booze was in there, but it was a lot.

13. Buying the cheapest vodka you could find at Dan Murphy's and mixing it with green Cottee's in the hope that it'd dull the taste.

Spoilers: It didn't.
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Spoilers: It didn't.

14. Smashing a six-pack of Woodstock and not being able to face dark liquor for at least a year afterwards.

I am literally 25 years old and can't drink bourbon because I got too loose on Woodstock nine years ago.
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I am literally 25 years old and can't drink bourbon because I got too loose on Woodstock nine years ago.

15. Buying a $5 bottle of Schweppes at an overpriced corner store because you forgot to get mixers at Coles and don’t want to drink your Bacardi straight.

Damn that EzyMart price-jacking.
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Damn that EzyMart price-jacking.

16. Getting shit-faced while clubbing and making best friends with equally shit-faced strangers while waiting for your kebabs.

so I became best friends with the kebab man when I was drunk lastnight, Alped loves me

There's no friendship quite like those that you make when drunk.

17. Buying your first-ever bottle of wine that wasn't goon, and realising that it doesn't taste all that different.

Goon 4 lyf, honestly.
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Goon 4 lyf, honestly.

18. Day drinking in the middle of summer at a music festival, and being absolutely zonked by 5pm.

Those drinks cost $10 each and are all half-strength but somehow they just get ya.
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Those drinks cost $10 each and are all half-strength but somehow they just get ya.

19. And running into a bunch of other Aussies on your first trip overseas and proceeding to see who could get the most drunk and rowdy out of all of you.

Somehow you always end up singing the "he's a pisspot through and through" song.
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Somehow you always end up singing the "he's a pisspot through and through" song.