Originally Posted by MrSpanky
I've done this. But aside from the fact that drinking a creatine drink was awful just about every time (I used CellTech Fruit Punch...still have about 1/4 of it left because I just couldn't drink it anymore), Pre-workout supplements like NO-Xplode have creatine and also nitric oxide and other things that boost your energy. They're not cheap which is why I'm looking in to different brands before I buy one.
nitrofatburners.com gives this list of best supplements with Muscle Pharm Assault being #1 and NO-Xplode being #10. Best Pre Workout Supplement – 2011
The protein that I take (Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey) has the creatine in the ingredients....mix it with cold water or milk....ahhh, delicious. Works great before and after your workouts.
For my caffeine fix, I drink a cup of coffee before I hit the gym.