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Best Budget Boozes For Your Groomsmen Cheers

It’s a tra­di­tion: you have to cheers with your grooms­men. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Real­ly, it’s a pho­to op more than any­thing. Okay, okay, yes, we want you to have a good time. Just remem­ber: don’t under any cir­cum­stances get trashed before the ceremony.So in order to get the great pho­to, have a good time with some at least okay booze and spend under $30, you’re going to need some rec­om­men­da­tions. Here are some of our favorites.


Buf­fa­lo Trace

From one of the old­est dis­til­leries in the nation, and from the same bour­bon tree as leg­endary Pap­py Van Win­kle, this is a clas­sic bour­bon with a clas­sic fla­vor that you can­not go wrong with. If you’re feel­ing pret­ty good about your bud­get, Buf­fa­lo Trace also dis­tills Eagle Rare, or if you’re real­ly try­ing to show off, try Blan­ton’s.

Old Forester

A per­fect­ly well-round­ed bud­get bour­bon. Shoot it, make an Old Fash­ioned, mix it with coke, it won’t dis­ap­point. Old Forester has been in pro­duc­tion since 1870 for a reason.Bonus tip:Just mix­ing? 

Old Fitzger­ald is a good option for a bour­bon and coke, or when you run out of the nice stuff at 2:00 a.m.

groom and groomsmen in blue suits toasting



After you’re done with your shot, mix up some gim­lets with this stuff. The cucum­ber hints in the gin play well with the lime in a gim­let. Hen­drick­’s also offers a few more expen­sive kinds. We rec­om­mend Hendrick’s Orbium, which is infused with qui­nine and worm­wood and makes for a per­fect drink on ice.

Bom­bay Dry Lon­don Dry Gin

It’s not gonna knock your socks off fla­vor-wise but it’s a clas­sic juniper taste that will get the job done.



The reposa­do is aged 6 years, which is a good age for the price. Great pack­ag­ing too.

El Jimador

One of the cheap­est 100% pure agave Tequi­las. Tequi­las that are not 100% pure agave will have some cheap grain liquor mixed in. The extra $5 is 100% worth it. Your body will thank you the next day.Bonus tip:I think the reposa­do (usu­al­ly aged 3–6 months) tequi­las are eas­i­er to shoot.And if your bud­get is a bit high­er, go 1800 or Patron.

groom and groomsmen in gray tuxedos toasting


I’m not going to advise you to get a bot­tle of Scotch under $30. But you can get a pret­ty decent Scotch for a tad over, around $35 if that is what you are in to. Go with Glen­morang­ie, it’s a clas­sic.


Save these for mix­ing on the beach dur­ing your hon­ey­moon with your new wife or hus­band. But if you real­ly must, try Cruzan Sin­gle Bar­rel for rum and Grey Goose for vod­ka.

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