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What's The Cheapest, Classiest Way To Get Drunk?

The numbers don't lie: We figured out the most cost-effective way to get shwastey-faced without sacrificing your integrity.

Posted on June 14, 2013, at 5:19 p.m. ET

John Gara

It's a constant battle: How do you get drunk economically without losing your dignity? This chart depicts the cost-effectiveness (how strong is your drink? How much are you paying for that strength?) versus the "classiness" of the drink (informally obtained by taking a poll of 30 BuzzFeed employees).

And here's what we found:

Expensive + Unclassy: O'Doul's

If you hate getting drunk AND looking respectable, good news! O'Doul's is your jam! With only 0.5% ABV, O'Doul's main demographic is pregnant women, designated drivers, and people who are being pranked.

Ideal for: Someone who really wants a challenge when getting drunk.

Cheap + Unclassy: Popov Vodka

If you're on a tight budget but still need to get tanked, Popov Vodka should be your go-to. But be wary: It rated as one of the least classy beverages on our list, so think twice before breaking this bad boy out at a formal event.

Ideal for: Bros. And stripping paint off the walls.

Expensive + Classy: Patrón Tequila

Do you want people to think you own a yacht? Are you desperately trying to get laid? Then Patrón tequila is your drink — but you'll pay for it! The cost-effectiveness for this class act is very low, so maybe just walk around holding the bottle instead of actually drinking it.

Ideal for: A VIP night out with Pitbull.

So what ranked among the cheapest and classiest of them all? First, our runners-up...

3. Cheap + Classy runner-up: Budweiser

This one surprised us, too. But if it's good enough for those Clydesdales, it's good enough for you.

Ideal for: Tailgate parties, or anyone who just wants to know wasssssssup.

2. Cheap + Classy: Maker's Mark

No surprise here, though: This is a drink that people really care about.

Ideal for: Red-blooded Americans.

And the classiest, most cost-effective way to get drunk is...

Drum roll please.....

1. Cheapest + Classiest: Jim Beam

Finally: A drink that will get the job done and maintain your reputation! According to our list, Jim Beam is the most cost-effective, classy way to get your drink on. But if you end up blacking out, crying, and puking everywhere, that's on you, friend.

Ideal for: Everyone! L'chaim!

Whatever you choose, just remember: Be responsible.

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