Most Helpful Girl
Well I think fruity ciders are the way to go, they aren't too strong and they taste nice and refreshing but only if you like sweet drinks! Otherwise you'll find it sickly. I personally also enjoy Malibu and coke, if you like a coconut taste you'll probably enjoy it and Southern Comfort and coke but it's pretty strong for a first drink :P
Most Helpful Guy
Start with beer or wine. Go to bars and try mixed drinks.
Something strong like whiskey or vodka my trick is keep it all in the front of your mouth until you're fully ready to swallow the whole thing. Don't let it linger on the back of your tongue because that's where the bitter taste buds are and so that would be where you get the strongest reaction. It goes down easier if you have it in the front of your mouth and then swallow it all really fast so it just passes by the back of your mouth. That at least works for me.