Everyone has a favorite song to turn up to. It's that one jam that comes on and transports you to another world. It doesn't matter whether you're in a really bad mood or if all you want to do is sit on your couch and binge watch your favorite show, when that song comes on all bets are off. You are lost to the music.
It makes you come alive!
Your tried-and-true party song says a lot about who you are. It's a reflection of your personality. Music is, after all, a window into a person's soul.
But your favorite party song doesn't live in a vacuum. It goes hand-in-hand with a signature cocktail. The right drink paired with the right song can elevate any party (even if it's a two-person party in your studio apartment). They're like the yin and yang of turning up.
So, what cocktail should you choose? Read our guide, check out our dope party playlist and find the perfect drink for your favorite song.
“Like Ah Boss” by Machel Montano
If you're jamming to "Like Ah Boss," you know you've got a La Palma in hand. You crave that refreshing, citrusy flavor when you're dancing and singing to Mr. Montano.
You're fun and laid-back, and the La Palma is just what you need when Machel comes on. It's definitely not lacking in flavor and neither are you. You're like a boss, after all.
“Natural Mystic” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
“Natural Mystic” is the kind of song that gets a little down and dirty. It's an OG song for an OG kind of dude.
If this is your turn up song, you're not getting fancy with your drink — you're going old school and simple. Opt for a whiskey and coke. That way, you can mix it up quickly and get back to grooving to your jams, drink in hand.
“Down Under” by Men at Work
“Down Under” is a classic song, so it deserves a classic drink. And to make sure you keep it sophisticated, stick with a martini.
You're not the kind of person who shies away from looking fly. You're a leader who's not afraid to show off your retro style. Beer's not your thing; you're getting that choice cocktail — and you deserve it.
“Pretty Face” by Boom Shaka
It isn't a real turn up without a little (or a lot of) Boom Shaka. You know it's true.
And what could be more fitting for "Boom Shaka" than a rum daiquiri? “Pretty Face” says it all, doesn't it?
You're shamelessly enjoying whatever drink you want. And who doesn't love a hand-shaken rum daiquiri? It's delicious, and it definitely gets you in the mood to party. Any guy who is rocking a rum daiquiri is unapologetically himself.
And THAT should be applauded.
“Roll It Gal” by Alison Hinds
When “Roll It Gal” comes on, you have to grab a beverage and do one thing: Get down. That's where your trusty friend, the Long Island ice tea, comes in handy.
You don't have time for shenanigans, and the Long Island ice tea is the perfect match for the no-nonsense fellow. If you've been searching for a cocktail that can handle the party you're about to bring, then search no more.
“Watch Out for This” by Major Lazer Feat. Busy Signal, The Flexican and FS Green
“Watch Out for This” has a sick beat and therefore requires an equally dope drink to complement it. That means you just GOTTA have a rum cocktail when this Major Lazer song comes on. You know it.
This song will never go out of style and neither will a rum cocktail. It's the perfect combo for a down-home kind of guy who knows who he is and what he's about.
“Amigo” by Black Slate
Black Slate's “Amigo” is a quintessential summer song, so it needs to be paired with the quintessential summer cocktail: the piña colada.
Since you can't wait for the sun, the heat and the beach this summer, "Amigo" is your anthem for the next four months. Just remember to have a mellow and refreshing Bacardi piña colada in one hand while you're kicking back to Black Slate.
“Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente
You are a mysterious guy. People think you're quiet. You don't do small talk because you are real. (You're pretty much everyone's favorite person.)
That's why your song is this Tito Puente classic, and it explains why you prefer more intriguing cocktails like a rum dark and stormy.
Though everyone else might follow the crowd, you march to the beat of your own drummer — and your friends appreciate having a guy around who can keep the mood legit.
“Soul Makoosa” by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
You have indie tastes and a sensitive side that you aren't afraid to show (at the right times, of course). You love a throwback and you're in touch with your emotions, which makes you a favorite among your buddies and girls alike.
And because you know what it means to feel, you turn up to “Soul Makoosa.”
Let's be real: When “Soul Makoosa" comes on, you're straight up going for a vodka cranberry. It's tangy, sweet and eclectic — just like you. Whether you're spilling your guts to a friend or confessing your love to a crush, your authenticity shines through it all.
For BACARDÍ Global Legacy Cocktail Competition, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire of Major Lazer curated an eclectic playlist of 20 essential tracks inspired by 20 BACARDÍ rum cocktails battling for world domination this week. Check it out here.