This University is Warning Students About The Dangers of ‘BORG’ After 28 Ambulances Were Called to Parties

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It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, right?

By now, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the new viral TikTok ‘Borg’ Drink but in case you haven’t, I will fill you in.

What is BORG?

BORG stands for – Black-out Rage Gallon. It is a homemade cocktail popular among college students and has recently gone viral on social media.

Screenshot/TikTok – @kettlebellkel

How do you make BORG?

BORG is traditionally made using a gallon of water, vodka, and some sort of flavor enhancer such as Mio, Kool-Aid or Crystal Light.


While BORG has definitely been deemed safer than bathtub juice and other cocktails where drugs can be placed in the drinks, there is a rising concern after a The University of Massachusetts had 28 ambulances called to parties due to the popular boozy drink.

According to reports, 28 ambulances were called to off-campus parties at UMass over the weekend and UMass blames the viral TikTok drink.


It is not confirmed that all 28 instances were related to “borg” drinking. However, UMass officials said they had never seen so many of these drinks on Saturday’s “Blarney Blowout,” an annual school celebration that typically happens before St. Patrick’s Day, the Associated Press reported.

Luckily, none of the cases resulted in any serious injuries or death but the school wants students to be aware of the dangers of this drink.

“Consuming this much alcohol would be fatal for the vast majority of people, even if spread out over a full day,”

“It is unknown how many students actually follow borg recipes that call for a half gallon of vodka, but doing so could turn deadly depending on how much they end up consuming.”

Dr. George F. Kobb, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, told CBS News.

So, if you or your college-aged kids are planning to drink BORG, maybe stick to the recipes and also know how much alcohol they are actually consuming.

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