As we all know, different types of alcohol make us feel some typa way. We compiled a few scenarios you frequently find yourself in and what you should drink.

Feeling nostalgic and need a good cry? Drink red wine.


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Maybe you just graduated (‘grats) or you’re just feeling sentimental about the school year ending, but wine will always be your best friend here. A fat glass of cab or chianti will get the feels going and probably some tears too if you end up finishing a bottle yourself. You can even pair your wine with cheese with this beginner’s guide.

Trying to get drunk in the sun? Drink vodka lemon water.


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Proceed with caution. This drink is dangerous, people. Basically all you gotta do is squeeze a bunch of lemons and then add equal parts vodka and water and some ice. The product: a powerful drink that has no hint of alcohol in it. But technically you’re hydrating as well so it’s a perfect drink to sip on in the sun. If you need to sneak your booze onto the beach, we’ve got you covered.

Need to stop thinking about your ex? Drink tequila.


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If you were to go the wine route on this one, chances are you’re not making it out and you’ll drown in a pool of your own tears. Some sources say tequila isn’t a depressant like other alcohols. Rarely will you get sleepy after a tequila shot like you would with wine. I have not conducted standardized research on tequila, but I can tell you from personal experience that tequila can mend a broken heart. (Mostly because you’re making mems with your GFs.)

Drinking all day and wanna keep your stamina? Drink hard cider.


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Sweeter and lighter than most beers, cider will give you the same drunk feeling. I personally find it easier to keep drinking Angry Orchard all day rather than beer because it literally tastes like apple juice. Party on with this list of the best hard ciders in the game.

Watching the Bachelorette with your girlfriends? Drink pinot gris.


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Play one of the million Bachelorette drinking games that are trolling all over the web with a nice chilled glass of pinot gris. Easy to drink and light, this will make the cringe-worthy contestants much easier to handle.

Also, here’s what to eat while watching next week’s episode.

Have to wake up early for class tomorrow? Drink vodka soda.


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This standard low-cal drink is perfect if you have to wake up early the next day because the lack of sugar helps prevent a hangover. Squeeze some fresh lime juice in there and you’re set.

Trying to be perfectly tipsy at happy hour with your coworkers? Drink sangria.


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No one likes a blackout intern that’s tagging along for happy hour but sangria will get you to the perfect drunk. Also on a hot summer day, a cold glass of wine and fruit juice is just what the doctor ordered. Here’s a good baseline recipe if you’re making it on your own.

Have fun and drink responsibly.