When you were a toddler, your parents might have slipped you sips of beer, or let you taste the champagne at a wedding, but I want to know: what was your first “real” alcoholic beverage like? How old were you? Did you like it?
I was a few months shy of my 21st birthday (therefore UNDERAGE) and hanging out with some friends at their house who were all over 21, all drinking. They convinced me to try some, and I was nervous about getting drunk (off one drink!) but figured it would help along the aspirin I’d taken for a headache. Kids At Home, Don’t Do What I Did! I was mixing pills and liquor, and I was headed for disaster!
They mixed me A SHOT of Ginger Ale with a splash of Watermelon Pucker in it, and I sipped it slowly over the course of an hour. I didn’t care for it much, because the Ginger Ale was stale and flat. I fell asleep ( ! ) while we were all watching an anime (Chobits!) together, and woke up to my friends teasing me because I had “passed out drunk!”
I remember driving home paranoid as hell, going exactly the speed limit, afraid that if I got pulled over, I’d get in trouble for “drinking and driving underage”! Oh, I was such a cautious and scared little teenager…funny how things work out!
sound off: did you wait until you could drink legally, or sneak a
drink underage like me? Were you unimpressed, as I was, or was it love
at first sip? Extra points if the story is adorable, embarrassing, OR