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Nicknames And Street Names For Alcohol - These Will Make You Laugh

Updated on January 5, 2012
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Alcohol is everywhere these days, wherever you are, alcohol is not far away - even if you are a non drinker. It has become normal now for a couple to open a bottle of wine of an evening and finish it, whereas a few years ago this would not have been acceptable. Enough with the hoo-ha surrounding alcohol, and now onto the more fun aspect of this hub - nicknames and street names for alcohol. I bet you've heard some of these before, and probably didn't realize that the conversation was about alcohol? Some of them are stupid, while others are quite imaginative - but some do sound better than the harsh "alcohol".

Hard Stuff

Personally, if someone said to be " Do you wanna go and grab some hard stuff?" , I would not think they were talking about going for a drink. Besides, most alcohol now is such a low percentage, you'd have to drink a lot for it to be called hard stuff - unless you drink whisky, brandy, vodka etc.


I get this if someone is talking about drinking whisky or vodka neat because it is I imagine like drinking firewater, as it burns the back of your throat. Quite original, but it does sound like something out of Harry Potter.


I love this one, my family has used it for years - mainly for wine. It just has quite a catchy ring to it.

Piss Water

Hmm... Sounds like something a 15 year old kid would use, when asking for a pint. Then again, it is probably only used by kids!

Wobbly Pops

I love wobbly pops. It's quite imaginative, and for some people it does make them wobbly. hmm... me. It's quite childish, I suppose, but then I can see adults using the term.


Now this I can imagine being used for certain cocktails - because let's be honest how many cocktails do you know that actually taste nice? People drink them because it's a race of who can last the longest. If you were sober you wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

Dutch Courage

This is used on the television a fair bit - " I need some dutch courage". Alcohol affects us all differently, for some it makes us relaxed and calm, while for others it makes us bolder, more daring. So the name does work.

Loudmouth Soup

Continuing on from the above, alcohol makes some people arrogant, aggressive and generally loudmouths. All talk and no action, springs to mind. So love this nickname for alcohol.

Nectar Of The Gods

Don't have a clue where this one came from. It sounds like something the Queen would order, it sounds posh, even though it's a slang name.


" Why don't you come and have a tipple with me?" - I like this one, probably one of my favourites, and another that is used in television quite a bit.

Joy Juice

Some of us look forward to the weekend as it's the only time people can get smashed and not care. Joy Juice fits because some people believe they need alcohol to have fun.


Last but not least is the oldest slang/nickname for alcohol in the book - booze. " lets have a booze up", " want to go to the boozer?" " Shall we get some booze?".

I really do hope some of these nicknames and street names for alcohol have made you laugh, while on the other hand being interesting enough so that the next time you hear these terms, you know what they mean!


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      jonnycuddleberry 5 years ago

      I've heard of booze before. The others are new to me. I think that I may have heard of "Hard Stuff" before, but I don't think it necessarily referred to liquor. I know Mike's Hard Lemonade? That has hard in it, and it is liquor. :) The rest of the names such as tipple, and wobbly pops sound very funny to me. The Nector of the Gods sounds pretty major.

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      MissDoolittle 5 years ago from Sussex, UK

      Thanks for your time in reading and for commenting.

      @woodamarc - you must have interesting police where you live. Where I live it's "you haven't been drinking any alcohol have you?" like it's god's sin.

      @JoshuaDR - Thanks for the vote up :)

      @ Bud Gallant - It's not boring, just in years to come, the youngsters probably won't know what you are talking about if you say alcohol! Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Very creative notion for a hub. I enjoyed reading this. I just use the term alcohol myself... I suppose that's a bit boring.

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      JoshuaDR 5 years ago from Charleston, SC

      Joy juice and hard stuff huh? =)I've never heard of wobbly pops or tipple but I am going to try to find a way to start using them in conversation.

      Interesting hub, voted up.

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      blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

      A few of these I have heard before and a few are new to me! But I have to agree tipple is my favorite as well!

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      Marc Woodard 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I do recollect "joy juice" in my youth. A police officer used this unique terminology of the times. Thanks for the memories.