We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing, that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

1. Peanut Butter & Pickles – We must have missed the memo that replaced jelly with pickles. We are going to need more than a few drinks to wash that combo down.

2. Frankenstorm – Forecast shows that Sandy is on her way. Forget canned food and batteries, we’re stocking up with a six-pack…or four.

3. Political Insanity – No matter your political party we can all raise a glass to the madness that is election season. Plus, cheers to Hillary Clinton and Teddy Roosevelt who have birthdays this weekend.

4. Haunted Houses – Last weekend before the 31st means a final showing for many of these spooky tours. Grab your friends, have some drinks and enjoy the scare.

5. National Chocolate Day – With Halloween fast approaching could there be a more perfect way to prepare than with more chocolate? We couldn’t have planned it better ourselves. Celebrate this national holiday with some chocolate cocktails.