Ah, the good old days where you drank anyhin’ and everyhin’ with the one intention – get steamin. A time when every drink that passed your lips was fruity flavoured and the only wine you drank was fortified. So let’s go a wee trip down memory lane and remember the times we can’t remember anything drinking these delightful alcoholic beverages…

MD 20/20

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Image: md2020wine.com

Labelled as the “original ready-to-drink”, Mad Dog 20/20 is a fortified wine at 13%. Flavours include Blue Raspberry, Orange Jubilee and Banana Red. It’s no right, really…

Buckfast Tonic Wine

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Image: Flickr

Ah, Wreck The Hoose Juice. The classic Buckfast Tonic Wine has been enjoyed by teens all over Glasgow. At 15%, the combination of alcohol and a higher caffeine content than Red Bull, it’s a popular choice.

Mickey Finn’s/ Cactus Jack’s

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Image: bringabottle.co.uk

Either of these two were always present to accompany your carry oot. The fruit concoctions were drank straight or mixed with lemonade.

Smirnoff Ice

Image: Tesco
Image: Tesco

Smirnoff Premium Vodka is mixed with the taste of lemon. The alcopops have an alcohol percentage of 4%.

Bacardi Breezer

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Image: Pinterest

Another fruity alcopop, Bacardi Breezers come in a variety of flavours including peach, watermelon and orange.

Blue WKD

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Image: Flickr

First marketed in Scotland under the name “Wicked”, WKD has been a staple drink for many Scottish teens. The sickly sweet drink also comes in Iron Brew and Red flavour.

Vodka and Fanta Fruit Twist

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Image: Twitter

The first cocktail we ever tried, a delicious combination of vodka and Fanta Fruit Twist. Enjoyed by teens all over the streets/parks/street corners in Glasgow, subtly hidden in it’s original Fanta bottle.

Concorde Peach Wine

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Image: Amazon

This lightly sparkling peach wine is described as having a “fruity and refreshing taste”. Although not so refreshing after two bottles…

Caribbean Twist

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A “cocktail in a bottle”, Caribbean Twist is designed to be drank as it is. However, i’ve eh, got a pal who once mixed it with vodka and ended up so drunk she tried to push her pal into a wheelie bin…

White Lightning

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The English white cider was popular due to it’s cheap price (a 3 litre bottle could be as cheap as £2). It was discontinued after it’s association with under-age drinking and alcoholism.

Big Beastie

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Image: Wikipedia

Big Beastie was very popular in Scotland and was an alcopop made with vodka, taurine and caffeine. After a few marketing changes to stop it appealing to underage drinkers the drink was discontinued.

Hooch

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Image: Twitter

The original alcopop, the lemon flavoured alcoholic drink was launched in the 90’s as an alcoholic lemonade. It was relaunched in 2014 by comedian Keith Lemon.