In some countries, it’s no big deal when you turn 21, because they’ve all been drinking forever. But for Americans, it’s a rite of passage. It seems that when you turn 21, you turn into an adult. You’re gonna have to have a lot of booze to deal with that, so get a jump-start now with these shots. As always, drink responsibly (and please, please, please don’t actually take 21 shots on your birthday).
Birthday cake not sweet enough for you? Try these beauties, made from just vodka and Jolly Ranchers.
More of a cookie than a cake person? This sweet treat is right up your alley.
If you want to look classy on your 21st, red wine is the way to go.
Everything is better with bacon, including vodka and espresso.
If you’re looking for cinnamon, but you’re not in the mood for a straight shot of Fireball, try a shot that tastes just like Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk.
All it takes is three ingredients and three minutes to make these vodka shots that give tequila sunrises a run for their money.
If you’re more spicy than sweet, these Sriracha shots were made just for you.
Love vodka but hate the burn? These wedges make getting your drink on so much easier.
Sweet, spicy, and delicious. What more could you want from these easy-to-make shots?
These Sour Patch shots are a little sweet and a little sour and it’s so easy to make a bunch for you and your friends to celebrate.
These shots may look like ice cream cones, but they’re made all the better with a bit of your favorite liquor.
You don’t need the New Year to drink champagne! Celebrate your birthday by toasting with these jello shots.
Just three steps to this drink: pour a shot of Bacardi 151, drop it in a mug of Guinness, and prepare to chug.
Impress your friends with this unique layered shot, complete with your own swimming shark.
Jello shots not your style? Pudding shots are sweeter, lighter, and easier to make.
Bacardi can seriously burn, but not with these seriously strong jello shots.
Just two ingredients make these shots that bring you right back to your childhood.
19. Thin Mints
For more nostalgia, check out these easy-to-make shots, inspired by a Girl Scout cookie favorite.
If Thin Mints aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll prefer another Girl Scout cookie shot made from peanut butter vodka, chocolate milk, and Bailey’s.
21. Fruit Loops
For your final shot, go nostalgic. You’re supposed to be journeying into adulthood and all, but you should stay a kid for as long as you can.