16th October 2007

Anything Can Be Turned Into A Drinking Game

Namely, video games… Video games are quite simply the easiest thing to turn into the fiercest of drinking competitions. 

The game must be multiplayer of course, preferrably up to four players (unless you want to get ambitious and link multiple systems together), the more the merrier right?!

In college we used to use the old school Nintendo 64 system where games like Bond, Mario Cart, & Mario Tennis (This was my favorite) lend themselves very nicely to the cause. 

Mario Cart

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Great on Nintendo 64 and now Gamecube because 4 controller ports allow for more players.

Rules: Points are awarded per race and how much you drink depends on where you finish.  For example, the person who comes in first is awarded 4 points.  Each point equals 1 quarter of a beer, or of your drink if you are drinking a mixed drink.  So that person can make one person drink their entire beer, 2 people drink half, and so on and so forth. Second place is worth 2 points, and third and fourth have the pleasure of drinking as the losers always should.  Simple enough right?

Bond

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Another fan favorite, this game is simple. Again the 4 player options lends itself well to the cause.

Rules: Everytime you die you drink (how much is up to you).  At the end of the round the same system as above applies.  The winner gets 4 points and second place gets 2.

Mario Tennis

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So I’ve saved the best for last.  We used to play this game for hours before we went out, and often times it was the reason we did not make it out!

Best played in doubles mode (2 vs. 2) in rings, and rings only as this variation of the game lends itself perfectly for such a cause.

Rules: Play the game to 200 rings (ends when one team accumulates 200 rings/points).  Each ring counts as “a drink”.  “A Drink” is classified as however you deem it, on second, one chug, etc… At the end of the point whomever wins the point will accumulate a certain amount of rings based on how many rings the ball goes through throughout the rally, whether it be 1 or 20. For each ring the one’s who lose the point must drink that amount of rings split between the two players… 200 rings… You do the math… A few games of this and you’re set for the night, perhaps the weekend!

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15th October 2007

Tips For Picking Up…

So, searching through the web I was able to find some interesting information on how the type of drink a man/woman orders correlates to how “easy” he/she will be to take home by the end of the night… These are straight from the bartenders’ mouths:

Tips for Men: 

Drink: Beer
Personality: Causal, low-maintenance; down to earth.
Your Approach: Challenge her to a game of pool, darts or beer pong (and let her win a game or two).

Drink: Blender Drinks
Personality: Flaky, whiny, annoying; a pain in the ass.
Your Approach: Avoid her, unless you want to be her cabana boy.

Drink: Mixed Drinks
Personality: Older, more refined, high maintenance, has very picky
taste; knows EXACTLY what she wants.
Your Approach: You won’t have to approach her. If she’s interested, she’ll send YOU a drink.

Drink: Wine (does not include White Zinfandel)
Personality: Conservative and classy; sophisticated yet giggles.
Your Approach: Tell her you love to travel and spend quiet evenings with friends.

Drink: White Zinfandel
Personality: Easy; thinks she is classy and sophisticated, actually she has NO clue.
Your Approach: Make her feel smarter than she is…this should be an easy target.

Drink: Shots
Personality: Likes to hang with frat-boy pals and looking to get totally drunk … and naked.
Your Approach: Easiest hit in the joint. You have been blessed. Nothing to do but wait, however, be careful not to make her mad!

Drink: Tequila
No explanations required — everyone KNOWS what happens here.

Tips for Women:

Domestic Beer: He’s poor and wants to get laid.

Imported Beer: He likes good beer and wants to get laid.

Wine: He’s hoping that the wine will give him a sophisticated image to help him get laid.

Whiskey: He doesn’t give a damn about anything BUT getting laid (although he may end up going home with a man if he isn’t careful).

Tequila: The best wing-man as he will always “jump on the grenade”.

White Zinfandel: Useless, he’s gay, but I’m sure he’ll make a great shopping buddy.

To sum it up… As expected women are just a little more complicated to read, while men, simply put, just want to get laid. 

Source – Anvari.org

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11th October 2007

Zoom, Schwartz, Pafigliano

One of the most fun, yet complicated drinking games out there… Not complicated because it requires any sort of physical skill, it doesn’t… Its the mental requirement that causes one’s downfall in this game.

The game begins by one person saying ‘Zoom’ to another. A ‘Zoom’ is like the ‘serve’ in the game of tennis – it gets the game started. Once ‘Zoom’ is said, the only two people that are allowed to say anything are the person that said Zoom (The ‘Zoomer’) and the person that he said Zoom to (the ‘Zoomie’).

At this point the person that was ‘Zoomed’ has three choices:

  1. He may say ‘Schwarz’ back to the person that ‘Zoomed’ him.
  2. He may say ‘Pafigliano’ to anyone except the person that ‘Zoomed’ him.
  3. He may say ‘Zoom’ to anyone except the person that ‘Zoomed’ him.

If he says ‘Schwarz’, the person he responded to is presented with the same three choices as above – He may either ‘Schwarz’ him back, or say ‘Zoom’ or ‘Pafigliano’ to somebody else.

If he says ‘Pafigliano’, this counts as an ‘indirect schwarz’. It is treated as if the said ‘schwarz’.

If he says ‘Zoom’, the game continues with the new ‘Zoomer’ and ‘Zoomie’ – the person that was Zoomed must respond with one of the three options presented above.

So where’s the drinking element? Well this comes up when a someone makes a mistake… This happens when a person who has been ‘Pafiglianoed’ answers back for example, someone who has been ‘Schwartzed’ doesn”t answer, or when no response is made in an adequate amount of time (up to your discretion of course)… Drinking rules should be made before the game, i.e. for every mistake you owe 2 seconds of drinking, quarter of a beer, half a beer, etc…

For a quick recap a ‘Zoom’ initiates, ‘Pafigliano’ is a fake, ‘Schwartz’ keeps the dialogue going between the same two people…

Now, since I know this might be a little hard to follow (Just imagine after a few drinks how confusing this can be) I will run through a brief example:

#1 —–ZOOM—–> #2 (Player #2 Must Repsond)
#2 —-SCHWARZ—> #1 (Player #1 Must Repsond)
#1 —-SCHWARZ—> #2 (Player #2 Must Repsond)
#2 —-SCHWARZ—> #1 (Player #1 Must Repsond)
#1 –PAFIGLIANO–> #3 (Player #2 Must Repsond)
#2 —-SCHWARZ—> #1 (Player #1 Must Repsond)

#2 —–ZOOM—–> #3 (Player #3 Must Repsond)
#3 —-SCHWARZ—> #2 (Player #2 Must Repsond)
#2 —-SCHWARZ—> #3 (Player #3 Must Repsond)
#3 —–ZOOM—–> #1 (Player #1 Must Repsond)

Pretty easy right?

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9th October 2007

Bartending Supplies

So far we have been filling this site with information on bar specials, recipes for interesting drinks, and fun excuses to drink… However we have left out perhaps the most important thing, where to find the supplies to help mix a proper drink! From Champagne Buckets to Cocktail Shakers, Blenders to Cocktail Glasses… All are essential elements in the mixing process.

Below are some great sites I have found where you can purchase the essentials:

Bartecho

The Bar Essentials

BarProducts.com

Gala Soucre

Bottles-Up

These are just some of the sites I wanted to highlight… All have reasonably priced bar-tending supplies.  If anyone has any other places in mind please feel free to comment.

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8th October 2007

With Halloween Just Around The Corner…

We have got some special drinks for you.

Pumpkin Martini

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 oz Sylk Cream Liqueur
  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 oz pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup (If no pumpkin liqueur)
  • 1 tsp whipped cream
  • cinnamon stick for garnish

PREPARATION:

  1. Pour the Sylk Liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Add the pumpkin liqueur or syrup.
  4. Shake again.
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream.
  7. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

And for those of you more interested in that party drink… Sure to entertain, and 100 % certain to put you on your ass… I think this will be more to your liking:

Jungle Boogie Punch

  • Crushed Brown sugar
  • Peel of 1 Orange
  • Water
  • 1 fifth Light rum
  • 1 fifth Dark rum
  • 1 L Pineapple juice
  • 1 L Mango juice
  • 1 L Orange juice
  • Juice of 2-3 Limes
  • Chunks of Pineapple
  • Chunks of Mango
  • Chunks of Orange
  • Grated Nutmeg

Instructions

Make a sugar syrup by boiling brown sugar, water and orange peel for 30 minutes, then allow it to cool. Stir it together with the other ingredients in a large bowl. Garnish with chunks of pineapple, mango and orange, and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg before serving.

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