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Oscar Night Drinking Game

Our Stories / February 28, 2016 / No Comments.

cumberTonight we’ll throw on our sweatpants and settle in to watch the rich and famous receive awards for their on-screen bravery. It takes a strong person to get through the ordeal sober, so we’ve come up with a drinking game to keep you sane:

Take a Sip Every Time:
*You’ve never heard of a movie that’s nominated
*The lack of diversity in nominees is mentioned
*A joke doesn’t land
*Exit music plays someone off

Chug Every Time:
*An acceptance speech turns into a political statement
*Someone mentions how long it’s been since they’ve eaten
*The Revenant bear gets a shout out
*Someone’s speech is on a piece of paper

Take A Shot Every Time:
*Wardrobe malfunction
*Someone is censored



5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend

5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / February 26, 2016 / No Comments.


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. The Oscars: It’s time to pretend you saw every one of this year’s highbrow films. Cuddle up inside your favorite dead-horse-fort and watch Leo take home the gold. And look out for our drinking game this Sunday to make the whole thing more bearable.

2. Thrones: More teaser posters were released this week revealing characters past and present in the Hall of Faces. We aren’t really sure what to make of all of it and we still have to wait a few months before everything is explained. Drink like Tyrion to make the wait seem a little shorter.

3. Tinder: The dating app released the most attractive jobs for men and women according to user activity. For men – being a pilot, entrepreneur, firefighter or doctor got you a swipe right. Women are better off as physical therapists, interior designers, entrepreneurs or somewhere in the PR/communications field. Drinking In America blogger was surprisingly nowhere to be found on either list.

4. Super Tuesday: Last night’s GOP debate is leading us into the polls next week. You have one more weekend to figure out who you want heading into battle next fall. Catch up on your news articles and Late Night show sketches to make an educated decision.

5. Fuller House: The reboot is now on Netflix whether you like it or not. Try your best to keep away from the forced Joey jokes and Gibbler interruptions. If you can’t be saved, keep your beer glass full and pray for a minimum of outgrown Stephanie Tanner catchphrases.









5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / January 15, 2016 / No Comments.


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. Politics: Obama gave his final address to the nation on Tuesday evening with a lot more gray hairs than he started with. That was followed on Thursday by the 6th theatrical GOP debate. Sunday we see the democrats go head to head and Monday we finally get to exhale. It’s going to be a loooong year. Drink up.

2. Oscar Nominations: Thursday morning’s announcement didn’t leave many people satisfied. A lack of diversity and a Quentin snub sent a lot of angry fans on social media rants. If you’re a member of the Academy, take a few shots of bourbon before you go shaking hands on the red carpet.

3. LA Rams: St. Louis lost its football team this week and now must watch the Rams settle back into their former home of Los Angeles. Suddenly everyone in St. Louis is really into vintage jerseys and really done with sports bars.

4. Powerball: Chances are pretty great that you aren’t one of the three lucky winners from Wednesday night. Use the money you have left at the liquor store and try to forget about the job you still have to go to on Monday.

5. Goodbyes: We were forced to bid farewell to David Bowie and Alan Rickman this week. Two talented men who were above the rest in their fields. It’s time to break out the old record player, download all of your favorite movies and cry it out.


Sipping with the Stars

Our Stories / February 27, 2015 / No Comments.

george-clooney-amy-poehlerDuring the Oscars last Sunday, those who strutted their stuff down the red carpet were approached by Buzzfeed news reporters and asked one pressing question: which Oscar nominee would you want to booze with?

While Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne opted for a drink with the hilarious Steve Carell, others pined to share a cocktail with personalities such as Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Clint Eastwood and J.K. Simmons. Margot Robbie, however, slayed the survey with her celeb of choice: “I’d love to see Meryl (Streep), like, slutdropping on the dance floor.” And who wouldn’t? Meryl’s a gem.

In honor of this poll, we had some of our contributors answer a similar “significant” question—which celebrity would you want to get drunk with and why? Here are the results:

Jeff Bridges. No doubt. We could drink White Russians, smoke some J’s, and talk about life and space and shit.

I’d like to booze with Chelsea Handler because she’s a boss and we could make super questionable decisions together. She would have great stories and she would probably introduce me to her famous friends, which would be glorious.

Larry David…If only to hear his thoughts on the drinks’ garnishes.

I’d pick Cameron Diaz – I just unashamedly love her 🙂

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt: I have FOMO every time I see them together because they are the two coolest people/parents on earth. Also relationship goals. And they are the best at pulling pranks on Jimmy Kimmel and I want to get in on that.

John Mayer, cause he’s a smoke.

Harry Styles…for seduction purposes only.

George Clooney so I can try out some of his tequila.

Bojack Horseman because I’ve always wanted to drink from a trough.

Bruce Jenner because I want/need to know his/her deal.

Which celebrity (or fictional character) would you want to grab a drink with? Remember to choose wisely—this hypothetical situation could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.


Cheers to the Oscars!

Cocktails / February 22, 2015 / No Comments.

US actor Tom Hanks holds up his Oscar as he drinks

It has finally arrived, the night Hollywood looks forward to all year, not to mention all of us “ordinary” folk who gather around the TV to watch all the glitter of the Oscars unfold. From the time the first celeb steps on to the red carpet, to the announcement of best picture winner, you can bet your bottom dollar that we will have a drink in hand, and possibly even be playing a few drinking games. So, this evening when you are cheering for your favorite stars and movies, we suggest mixing up one of these glamorous cocktails to get totally into the spirit of the Academy Awards. Cheers and may the best thespians win!

Oscar Night Smash

1 1/2 oz pear vodka ( keep in the freezer so it stays ice-cold)
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice, chilled
1 1/2 oz cranberry juice, chilled
2 raspberries for garnish

Line the rim of a chilled glass with sparkling sugar and add a couple raspberries to the glass. Then top with pear vodka, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Stir if desired!

And because it’s National Margarita Day as well, you’ll be ready to toast if we catch Betty White and Bradley Cooper making out again with this cocktail…

French Kiss Margarita

4 basil leaves
8 ounces blood orange juice
2 ounces lime juice
4 ounces Anejo tequila
2 ounces sweet vermouth

Muddle basil in blood orange juice. Add in remaining ingredients stir and strain into a glass filled with ice.

5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / February 20, 2015 / No Comments.

Vanilla Ice

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. Westminster Dog Show: A beagle named Miss P won, but we all know it was just Shiloh trying to relive the glory he once knew as a literary and big screen legend.

2. The Oscars: NPH is hosting which means you’ll be spending 3+ hours wishing you were his husband and refilling your wine glass until you start to think it could actually happen.

3. Pitchers and Catchers: They reported to camp this week. Meanwhile, Fenway Park is covered in 7 ft. of snow. So much for the Boys of Summer.

4. Superbug: There was an outbreak in an LA hospital this week due to contaminated endoscopic medical instruments. Meaning for at least two people, an endoscopic procedure wasn’t the worst thing to happen to them that day.

5. Vanilla Ice: He was arrested this week in Florida for breaking into an abandoned home and stealing. When asked for comment he reluctantly said ‘anything less than the best is a felony’.


5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / January 16, 2015 / No Comments.


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. Oscar Nominations: They were released yesterday and everyone has an opinion- including us. As huge Lego Movie fans, we take their exclusion as a personal attack.

2. El Capitan: Two brave/crazy guys free climbed to the top of this rock formation in Yosemite National Park. They’re the first ones ever to do it, and probably the last because couches exist.

3. Taxes are coming: Pray for money back, plan for money due. Cry because you have a waste a weekend figuring it all out.

4. Facebook at Work: They’ve made it available to a small group of partners this week. With a new color scheme and some added features, we can safely keep up the charade that we’re actually working from 9 to 5.

5. NFL Playoffs: It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless your team didn’t make it this far. Whether you’re in the crowd, at the bar, or on your couch keep the drinks coming.


The Man Cave: The Oscars Drinking Game You Can Play With Yourself

Man Cave / March 2, 2014 / No Comments.




If you’re into movies, the Academy Awards are pretty much the most important award show for those who are in the film industry. There’s one problem, though: the Academy Awards broadcast is long. Like, really long. And it interrupts The Walking Dead. Not cool.


We love finding out the big Oscar winners, but we’re fine with watching the news in the morning to hear who won. Unfortunately, we live with a lady who needs to watch the entire show from start to finish, including the E! red carpet coverage for a million hours before it starts. She doesn’t expect us to care about the red carpet stuff, but when the show starts, she inevitably begs for us to watch with her until we finally give in.


We have a feeling you may be familiar with this exact scenario.


If your significant other is going to guilt you into watching the Academy Awards tomorrow night, we wanted to make things a little more interesting for you (and us). Yes, we made a drinking game…a one person drinking game. The rules are easy and hell, you can even make up your own. We won’t be hurt. As long as you get to relax, enjoy some drinks and get a nice buzz on, you can end the night as a winner.


Someone trips anywhere on stage (this includes walking up the stairs): Take 1 sip


Someone gets cut off by the orchestra during their acceptance speech: Take 1 sip


Someone references Meryl Streep in their acceptance speech: Take 2 sips


A winner takes the stage visibly intoxicated and you feel embarrassed for them: Take 3 sips


Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar: Take 4 sips and yell “I’m the King of the World!”


During the “In Memoriam” montage, you realize they forgot someone really important and/or they spelled a name wrong: Finish your drink.

And the Oscar For Drinking Goes To…

Our Stories / February 24, 2013 / No Comments.

In case you didn’t get the memo, the 85th annual Academy Awards are happening tonight in Hollywood. Seth McFarlane is hosting, so the monologue will undoubtedly be interesting, but after that, things tend to get a little…slow. We love hearing the winners announced, but beyond that, the show is notorious for dragging.


Cue: Drinking


You know why the celebrities in the audience look like they’ve having so much fun during the show? It’s because they have some sort of delicious cocktail in their hand. If you can’t be in L.A. with them, you might as well pour a drink, right?


The Oscars are not the MTV Video Music Awards, so we think the drinks need to be kept to Hollywood classics. Everyone deserves to feel like Grace Kelly or Cary Grant, even if they’re sitting on their couch in their PJ’s. Drink one of these classic Hollywood cocktails while you watch this year’s Academy Awards:


What are you sipping on tonight while you watch? Drink up and enjoy the show.