Here's Why You Should Stay Away From ‘Jungle Juice’

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This drink is a one-way ticket to a rough morning

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Jungle juice is a pretty sad excuse for a mixed drink. 

If you were to list a few things that automatically make you think of college, here are a few sure contenders: tailgate parties, Greek life, football, all-nighters, cramming, Natural Light, and PBR.

These are some of the most “college” things known to man, but do you think you can name the one mixed drink that is sure to only be consumed by undergrads? That’s right, folks, it’s good ol’ jungle juice.

Unless you don’t drink or aren’t of age, you’ve most likely had your fair share of nights that started and ended with this crazy concoction. And sure, why shouldn’t you? It sounds fun, it looks like Kool-Aid, and it’s sure to get you feeling tipsy in just a few sips. Jungle juice has always been a college favorite, but if you’re still at school and you look up its definition on Urban Dictionary, you may reconsider how much you’re throwing back.

Have you ever woken up after a long night of drinking nothing but jungle juice and felt like you hadn’t slept for weeks? Well, according to this excerpt from an Urban Dictionary definition, here’s why:

“Most jungle juice mixtures contain huge quantities of hard alcohol mixed with arbitrary juices. For example, jungle juice may contain rum, gin, tequila, vodka, and whiskey mixed with orange, grapefruit, pineapple, or other juices for flavor and to stretch the quantity of alcohol. In addition, most jungle juice batches contain sliced chunks of various fruits, such as pineapples, watermelons, or grapes. Jungle juice can also be made with Kool-Aid; this is sometimes called Hunch Punch.”

The combination of liquors masked by mixers is a one-way ticket to a rough morning. That being said, jungle juice will obviously send you over the edge and promises a great time. But if you’re trying to be productive in the upcoming days, we suggest that you stay away. If you do choose to enter the jungle, please remember to always drink responsibly! 

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