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  • Writer's pictureCameron Copeland

Best Energy Drink for Every Activity

Updated: Mar 3

Why do we consume energy drinks? Is it the ramifications of our society’s relentless pursuit of perpetual stimulation with a proclivity towards an ever-growing normalcy of caffeine addiction? Is our collective predilection for ephemeral indulgence influencing our day-to-day lives, destining this epoch to be imbued with meaningless instant gratification at the peril of deteriorating our self-restraint and shackling our long-term happiness?


I don’t know, but energy drinks are pretty dope.


The right energy drink can really enhance your day, but they differ significantly depending on what you're doing. The caffeine connoisseurs over at CaffeineShark have consumed thousands of energy drinks, and we are now going to share with you the absolute best drinks for various occasions throughout your life.

 

GAMING

Ghost Sour Green Apple - Purchase Here
Ghost Sour Green Apple Energy Drink

Gaming is ubiquitous among energy drink consumers. In 2022, there was even a study done called: Excessive Gaming and Online Energy-Drink Marketing Exposure Associated with Energy-Drink Consumption among Adolescents, which is my favorite among the many out there given the title's straightforwardness.


When gaming, people like to enjoy what they are drinking and stay mentally focused. At the same time, some people get jittery with too much caffeine. As an avid League of Legends player, I can’t have jitters negatively affecting my micro.


At the same time, you want a bold flavor to keep you revved up. This is why we ultimately chose Ghost Sour Green Apple. There are many mellow energy drinks out there with 140mg – 200mg of caffeine that do not provide the same level of excited focus based solely on the mouthfeel and crispness of the flavor. Ghost Sour Green Apple is potent enough to keep you engaged with the right amount of caffeine and has a very good flavor as well.


Don’t believe it’ll make a difference? Go ahead. Try it. Most people tend to go with the original Monster or Red Bull as their go-to gaming beverage. Green Apple flavors may get old faster than the others, but if you are having a gaming session and want a great one-off performance, Ghost Sour Green Apple is the way to go.

 

BEACH DAY

Alani Nu Mimosa - Purchase Here

Alani Nu Mimosa Energy Drink

My highest graded beverage since we started CaffeineShark four years ago is just that much better sitting in the sun on a hot day with your feet in the sand. Many drinks that try to replicate classic alcoholic flavors fall short, but Alani Nu Mimosa is simply the most enjoyable energy drink that I have ever had.


I also want to take a moment to shoutout Celsius the brand as a whole. Throwing a Celsius or two in your cooler, then accidentally drinking one thinking you grabbed a seltzer and asking your friends where they got these amazing seltzers sure makes for a fun time on the beach. They are all so light, refreshing, and perfect for the hot summer sun.

 

HITTING THE SLOPES

C4 Frozen Bombsicle - Purchase Here

C4 Frozen Bombsicle Energy Drink

Need a boost when shredding the gnar? There is nothing like an ice-cold C4 Frozen Bombsicle to stimulate your senses – much like Five Gum, except this actually does something. The combination of C4’s energy blend and crisp mouthfeel alongside the classic “Blue” flavor just makes it that much more appealing when you’re out in the cold.

 

Whether you’re skiing, snow boarding, or simply flying down a mountainside with reckless abandon while confined to an inner tube, C4 Frozen Bombsicle will boost that adrenaline, give you focus, and provide the perfect flavor for such an event.

 


PUMPING IRON

Reign Inferno Jalapeño Strawberry - Purchase Here

Reign Inferno Jalapeno Strawberry Energy Drink

There is nothing that makes you want to scream your head off and run through a brick wall after every sip like Reign Inferno Jalapeño Strawberry. It is the only remotely enjoyable spicy energy drink, and has the caffeine-content to ensure that you exert yourself to the fullest extent.


It may be a bit bitter, but that just adds to the appeal. You don’t want a smooth NOS while maxing out on bench press. The distinct aftertaste of Reign Inferno Jalapeño Strawberry actually tricks your brain into thinking you’re still actively consuming a stimulant while you’re mid-lift (source: trust me bro). It may get old faster than your run-of-the-mill energy drink, but it’s sure to hype you up when you give it a chance.

 

CARDIO

Monster Hydro Blue Streak - Purchase Here

Monster Hydro Blue Streak Energy Drink

For all you nerds that still do cardio, absolutely do not run with Reign Inferno Jalapeño Strawberry. It is sure you upset your stomach. Instead, try Monster Hydro Blue Streak. There are several Monster Hydros, but this one is by far my personal favorite. It is refreshing, hydrating, and even comes in a 20oz container in some stores.


The caffeine content and flavor combination will certainly get you energized without ever giving you an overwhelming urge to pick up something heavy. It’s a great option for steady-state cardio, and I highly recommend any Monster Hydro if you need that extra bit of motivation, and perhaps just a little bit of flavor, to help get you through your workout.



STUDYING

Monster Zero Ultra - Purchase Here
Monster Zero Ultra Energy Drink

It’s just so reliable, man. You can drink it often without it tiring or becoming stale. Monster Zero Ultra a great taste that is not too mellow nor too rowdy, and has a solid amount of caffeine to keep you focused without doing much more. It may not be the sexiest drink out there, but sometimes you just need to go back to your roots. Monster Zero Ultra will enhance your studying without distracting you from the task at hand, and sometimes that is all you need in life.


SNEAKING INTO A MOVIE THEATER

AMP Overdrive / Adrenaline Shoc Accelerator Cherry Limeade - Purchase Here

Amp Energy Overdrive Energy Drink

This one is clear and obvious. Everyone knows that AMP Overdrive simply tastes better when sneakily smuggled into a movie theater. Unfortunately for you all, AMP decided to be super lame and discontinue their Overdrive.

Adrenaline Shoc Accelerator Cherry Limeade Energy Drink

Instead, I’ll provide a solid alternative. Adrenaline Shoc Accelerator Cherry Limeade is a wonderful energy drink with a smooth mouthfeel, excellent flavor, and the right amount of caffeine. It is smoother than other Adrenaline Shoc beverages, and makes a great low-calorie alternative to buying an overpriced slushy. While nothing will ever replace my beloved AMP Overdrive, Adrenaline Shoc Accelerator Cherry Limeade stands on its own and is guaranteed to enhance your next movie-going experience.



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