When the temperatures are ideal and the waters are crystal clear, scuba diving provides a kind of thrill and excitement that is totally unparalleled. The real possibility of exploring the sea from close quarters entices many travelers to visit some of the most picturesque coasts in the world. However, most of the divers have their own personal lists where they like to dive and most of them offer superb underwater experiences. Most of these sites are open for both seasoned divers and those strapping on the wetsuit for the 1st time. In this article I would like to take the opportunity to share my 5 favorite scuba diving destinations. These destinations, I need to hit before I die.

1) Phuket, Thailand

Known as the “Pearl of the South,” the waters here are brimming with marine life and there is a wide range of diving opportunities like caves and shipwrecks. The “live aboard” cruises are very popular here which basically means that you live on a boat, dive for many days without ever setting foot on land. If you want to explore the grottos and swim with the manta rays then these trips are ideal for you. There are many day trips also which brings you near one of the many diving spots in the Andaman Sea. The best season for scuba diving in Phuket is between October & May.

2) Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole has been declared as one of the must-do diving experiences in the world, even if the dive itself doesn’t tend to be that spectacular. Many term the area as a geological wonder. A 410-ft deep sinkhole has been created with the Belize Barrier Reef System. It looks like a bottomless pit from above and it offers a great experience for the divers. I had the opportunity to dive here and it felt like coming close to the edge of the world. It boasts of a diverse marine life and it’s easy to encounter the groupers and the great barracuda. Geologists have been amused by the bottom topography that consists of sand, reef and different varieties of coral. The visibility is fair as it extends well beyond 150ft.

3) Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos are lovely islands located to the north of Hispaniola and considered very much part of Bahamas. This is a very popular tourist spot and Grand Turk is a dream place for any scuba diver. The natural surroundings are simply awesome and the government has taken adequate steps to protect the region from unplanned development. The divers have the opportunity to dive around the untouched reefs and drop-offs. There are as many as three tour operators which operate boat rides to bring you to the areas where one can view the dolphins and eels. The best time to visit is between April and July.

4) Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest barrier reef in the world and the most famous diving location. It has thousands of colorful corals with millions and millions of fish swimming in and out of the many cracks. The underwater scene resembles one of those computer screensavers which we always downloaded. The waters are very clear and the divers come face to face with the clownfish and the ever friendly grouper. The warm-water reefs of Bermuda, Thailand and the Caribbeans are very famous but nothing comes close to the Great Barrier Reef.

5) Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Grand Cayman is known as the ultimate in Caribbean diving sites and it has all the features which a scuba diver may demand. The weather is beautiful throughout the year and the area receives little rain only during the summer months. The waters are warm and very clear which makes the setting perfect for exploring the reefs and watching the stingrays in their natural habitat. There are a number of reputed scuba areas which are good even for those who are new to the world of scuba diving. The peak season starts from the middle of December and one should always come here between mod-December and mid-April. Try to avoid the summer months as there are serious hurricane threats during this period.

There are many other world class scuba diving sites like The Red Sea (Egypt), Bay Islands (Honduras) and Manta Ray Night Drive (Hawaii). However, the above-mentioned 5 are my personal must-see’s as each one has some unique features and good for both seasoned divers and beginners.

the perfect manhattan

The Manhattan cocktail is often described as the perfect drink by millions of people who love its rich and bold taste. More importantly, it’s my favorite drink. We’ll get to the recipe, but in order to fully appreciate this beverage, we must learn a bit about its history.

History of the Manhattan

This drink rose to popularity back in in the early 1870′s by the Manhattan club located right in the heart of New York City. For a banquet in honor of Samuel J. Tilden, Dr. Ian Marshall invented this classic cocktail which honored both the presidential candidate and the city itself. The drink earned its name “the Manhattan cocktail” after the club where it was originate, the Manhattan club. The original mix consisted of American whiskey, Italian vermouth, and angostura bitters. This mixed drink became so popular that people from all over were requesting this drink at an array of bars over the city. Ever since then, this has been a popular cocktail that is a staple drink at bars all over the country.

This drink is even incorporated in many traditions around the world. On a quaint little island in the North Frisian area, the Manhattan cocktail is served at almost every cafe in the city. It is also very popular at parties and get together of all kinds. All in all, it is clear to see that the Manhattan cocktail is a drink that people love to indulge themselves in.

There are many variations of this delectable cocktail such as A Rob Roy that is made with scotch whiskey, a Tijuana Manhattan that is made of Tequila and of course, who can forget the royal Manhattan that is made from crown royal and Canadian whiskey. As scrumptious as these variations may be, nothing beats the classic Manhattan.

The Recipe

The Classic Manhattan is usually made up of several crucial ingredients. These ingredients are whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Contrary to popular belief, the Manhattan cocktail is not a stirred drink. it is actually shaken in a mixer along with a touch of ice and then gently poured into a cocktail glass where people can enjoy its deep and fulfilling flavor. Yet, as this drink is so popular and delicious to so many – people are often wondering how to make the perfect Manhattan recipe. This so called perfect recipe only requires a few ingredients and is relatively quick and simple to mix. The recipe goes as follows:

  • 2 ounces of bourbon and rye whiskey
  • ½ ounce of sweet vermouth
  • ½ ounce of dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters and angostura
  • The optional cherry of slice of a lemon peel for garnish

Once you have collected all the ingredients, you will combine the bitters, whiskey and vermouth into a cocktail shaker. You will then proceed to shake for about twenty seconds and then pour it into a cocktail glass where you have the choice to garnish it with a nice sweet cherry or slice of lemon peel. The final result is a drink that definitely lives up to its name “the perfect Manhattan cocktail” and sets the standard high for other mixed drinks. This drink offers the perfect combination of sweet and spicy that is is always a satisfying cocktail.

Nothing helps melt the days troubles away like a nice glass of wine. Of the different types of alcohol, wine seems to be the one most socially acceptable to consume on a regular basis without someone calling you an alcoholic. There are many types of wine, and below you will find the finest of the whites, in my (not) humble opinion.

Gewürztraminer Wine

This wine gets its name from the grape that is used to produce it. Gewürztraminer is a kind of a white grape that is predominantly grown in places with cool climatic conditions. They are mainly found in France, USA, Australia, Germany and New Zealand. The cool climate provides the flavor with an opportunity to concentrate thereby ensuring the wine produced is of unrivaled quality.

Gewürztraminer wines can either be of dry or sweet varieties. Unlike other types of white wine, this particular type is best enjoyed sooner as opposed to the conventional later. You can enjoy different flavors ranging from honey, cinnamon, pear, pumpkin spice and rose.

This wine is particularly ideal for Asian foods, grilled sausages, chicken wings and BBQ.

Chardonnay Wine

Chardonnay is arguably the best and most popular wine in the United States. It is a complex kind of wine owing to the different tastes varying from spice, hints of oak to golden velvety. It is manufactured from the green skinned chardonnay grape that further contributes to the wine’s popularity. The chardonnay grape is known to withstand several different types of climatic conditions which lead to bumper harvests in most parts of the world. It grows in different parts of the world including South Africa, California, Chile and Burgundy.

Chardonnay has a variety of flavors too. It comes in the fruity flavors of apple, citrus, tropical and even melon.

When it comes to food pairing, chardonnay is absolutely versatile. It pairs very well with pork, poultry dishes and even sea foods. In addition to that, you can never go wrong with other foods such as grilled shrimp, garlic, salads and curry dishes. It can be sipped with most of the conventional and exotic dishes which makes it ideal for your daily palate.

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio Wine

Wrapping up my 3 favorite kinds of white wine is the Pinot Grigio wine. Produced from the pinot Grigio grape, this type of wine is the most popular type of white wine in Italy. It is one of those rare types of wine that should be consumed sooner rather than later. They are common in France and the United States also. The most interesting thing about this grape is the difference in characteristic depending on the region where it is found. For instance, the Pinot Grigio in Europe is found to be more acidic than that found in America, though both of them posses a citrus aroma.

There are different kinds of flavors for this wine ranging from citrus fruit to subtle tropical. You can also find a smoky or a honey flavor.

As for food pairing, Pinot Gris goes hand in hand with a variety of foods. Some of them include sea foods, cheese cracker and light pastas. Pinot Grigio is known to be highly acidic and therefore it is advisable that the wine should not be taken with foods that have high acidic content such as citrus fruits or tomato fruits. Therefore you are best advised to neutralize the acidity with less acidic foods to better enjoy this exotic wine.

This only covers a portion of the wine spectrum. If you’re interested in the types of red wine, just go ahead and follow that link there.

Though it’s not my personal favorite, vodka is probably the most popular liquor – especially when it comes to mixing up some classy cocktails. Vodka serves as a great tasting and bold base for a wide variety of cocktails and the best part about it, is how versatile it is making it absolutely amazing with a wide array of other ingredients. You will not be surprised when you browse through the menu of high class bars and expensive restaurants to see that most of their popular and well-liked cocktails have vodka as the main ingredient. When mixing cocktails, it generally doesn’t matter which of the types of vodka you use except for the most discerning tastebuds. I’m usually just drinking to get my buzz on, so I don’t particularly care which brand is used.

Below are 3 delicious vodka based cocktails that will be sure to have you and all of your friends and family beyond satisfied.

The Classy Cosmo

This drink became increasingly popular after being mentioned several times on the popular HBO series, Sex and The City. This classy drink offers a sweet taste packed with a punch make it great for both casual and formal events when you are in need of a special and easy to make drink. Many people also refer to this drink as a “cosmo” for short. Yet, no matter what you call it, it is absolutely delicious. Here is how you can make your very own classy cosmopolitan in only about three minutes!

  • 1 ½ ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of orange liquor
  • ¼ ounce of cranberry juice

The process of making this drink is fairly simple; just mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and then pour it into a cocktail glass. A popular garnish for the classic cosmopolitan is an orange peel for an extra pop of citrus flavor. You can find more variations of this classy cocktail at the appropriately names website, Classy Cocktail Recipes, where you’ll find the perfect cosmopolitan recipe.

Vodka Red Bull

It is safe to say that the vodka Red Bull, is classy and modern favorite. This popular drink combines alcohol along with caffeine for a drink quite like no other. These drinks are sold all over due to their extreme popularity. Many people indulge in these drinks after a long day of work for an extra boost of caffeine to go along with their favorite vodka. If you are wondering how to make this common drink, here’s how to do it!

  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ can of Red Bull energy drink

Simply shake together these ingredients along with some ice cubes and you have a delectable cocktail. With only two ingredients this cocktail is virtually effortless to put together!

The Bloody Mary Cocktail

This vodka based cocktail is most commonly consumed during the morning after a long night of drinking when people are feeling consumed with a hangover. The combination of the spicy ingredients and bold vodka is what makes this drink loved by so many. Whether you chose to drink it in the morning or at night, this drink requires more ingredients than others yet still offers a appetizing drink with a distinctive taste.

  • 3 ounces of tomato juice
  • 1 ½ ounces of vodka
  • ½ ounce of lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground Pepper
  • Celery salt
  • Horseradish (optional)

Once you have all the ingredients, simply build them up and shake along with some ice cubes. If you desire more spice add more ground pepper or horseradish to the final product. Bloody Mary’s a great when garnished with a slice of celery, pickle or lemon.

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Ahhh, tequila! Many people have this misconception that this alcohol comes from a cactus but in that is not true at all, it actually derives from a plant called blue agave. Tequila is often enjoyed on Cinco De Mayo or in shot form with a sprinkle of salt around the rim of the glass. Yet, tequila has the ability to bring a scrumptious earthy element to an array of different drinks that no other alcohol can really accomplish. Tequila makes a great delicious cocktail ingredient, in fact it is always exciting to see how this alcohol interacts with different mixers. It doesn’t matter which of the types of tequila that you use, they’re all delicious.

Below are 3 classy tequila based cocktails that are sure to give you a new appreciation to this essential alcohol.

The Classic Margarita

Who doesn’t love a margarita now and then? After all, they are the most popular of all tequila based cocktails, and are actually considered one of the classic cocktail recipes. These refreshing drinks are great for days by the pool and sunbathing at the beach.

There are a number of ways to make a margarita, but the classic version of this tequila based cocktail is always a favorite. Store bought margarita mix simple does not do justice, the best thing one can do to truly indulge in a margarita is to follow a homemade recipe. The classic recipe follows a 2:1:1 ration and is the most common and simple to create which makes it great for parties and special dinners. The Recipe goes as follows:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice

Simply shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes and then it is ready to serve! For the classic special touch, garnish it with a lime and sprinkle some salt around the rim. This classic margarita is always a crowd pleaser.

Tequila Sunrise

The tequila sunrise drink is just as beautiful as it is delicious. The combination of ingredients in this tequila based cocktail create a sweet and scrumptious taste as well as an attractive final product that looks just like a stunning sunset, hence the name ‘tequila sunrise’. Although it is commonly served at high end restaurants and top of the line bars, this cocktail can also easily be made to serve up right in the comfort of your own home. Here is the recipe of this captivating cocktail:

  • 4 ounces of orange juice
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1/2 ounce of grenadine

The first step is to shake the orange juice and tequila in a shaker with ice. Once that is done you can then pour it into a glass and gently pour in the grenadine around the glass. You will then see the beautiful sunrise effect that will have you asking Is this a drink or a piece of art?” A great way to garnish this drink is with a cherry or orange slice – maybe even both!

Paloma

This drink is popular in Mexico and is known for its bold yet refreshing flavor. With a sweet fruit taste and a pop of fizz, this is without a doubt on of the most classy tequila based cocktails. With a small variety of simple and easy to acquire ingredients, you will love to create this drink to enjoy on hot summer afternoons.

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 6 ounces grapefruit soda
  • 1/2 lime juice

To create this drink simply shake the tequila and lime juice in a cocktail mixer until they are combined and then pour them into a glass where you will then add in the grapefruit soda. For a pop of flavor, top of the rim of the glass with some salt. This is the ultimate pool party drink!

No matter which tequila based cocktail you chose to indulge in, these all represent the refreshing and smooth flavor of tequila in a classy manner that people love.

There are different kinds of alcohol, depending on regional areas where they originate and come from. One such type is rum. Whether you are a bartender, a common drinker or you simply would like to know something about alcohols, understanding different types of rum is somehow important – in whichever way you deem so.

Brief History

When it comes to understanding the different kinds of rum, a brief history of the drink is, in one way or another, necessary. This is to have a full picture of what rum is, and how it tastes, that is if you haven’t had the chance to.

Its history dates back in the 17th century, specifically in the Caribbean. The drink was made popular when an American engineer (in Cuba) combined lime juice, rum, water, and sugar to come up with a mixed drink. Some historians also argue that the alcoholic beverage was “discovered” by plantation slaves in the Caribbean, who claim the responsibility for figuring out how to distil the drink.

The drink became so popular that it made its way into North America through trade routes. It then spread to other continents like Europe and beyond. This happened in the mid 1600s, after rum had taken over Caribbean as the most popular alcoholic beverage.

How It’s Made

Rum is one of the many types of liquor, or spirits. You should also understand the difference between spirits and wines. Okay, rum is distilled from sugarcane, or sugarcane by-products such as molasses. No malts are used since the sugar content is very high. Some rum are distilled at high proof range while others are distilled at low proof.

Different Types of Rum

Depending on distillation methods, age and added ingredients, there exists quite a number of Rum-types. They come in different tastes and flavor, but they are still rum. Wonder why they have different tastes yet still referred as rum?

Well, think of it this way, there are several varieties of donuts, they may look and taste different, but they are still donuts. If that is not convincing, then read on.

Actually, there are three main types of rum – Light, Amber (or gold) and Dark. The differentiating aspect is color, flavor and how they are distilled. For example, Light rum has a non-intimidating flavor with no color. It is distilled at high proof range of 150 to 170.

Just as the name goes, it is LIGHT. That is, it is meant for light drinkers who prefer tasty drinks, and something that won’t slap you in the face! This type of rum is distilled repeatedly to remove impurities, and it is the shortest in aging time.

Dark Rum

Dark rum is distilled at low proof. This allows it to retain most of its color and flavor, thus darker in color. They are aged in charred oak barrels, unlike light rums, which are aged in plain oak barrels. Most dark rums are aged for a minimum of three years.

Dark rum is recommendable for drinkers who do not mind offensive taste and odor yet prefer a strong and Slap-You-In-the-Face kind of drinks. They are very common in cocktails, and preferred by most people.

Lastly, the Amber rum has the color of a weak coffee – Its flavor is appetizing as well. The color and flavor is mainly influenced by wood casks in which they are aged. Therefore, this color may vary from rich amber to light gold.

So there you have it, good luck with your drinking or cocktail serving, if you are a mixologist or bartender. I hope this piece has been helpful in understanding the different kinds of rum.

Ales Vs LagersAs you are strolling through your local beer aisle, chances are you see two distinct kinds of beer: ale and lager. Many people have a favorite among the two, yet they do no really know what the difference between the two is. The main difference between these two kind of beers is the temperature in which they are brewed at. Beers that are brewed at a low temperature along with slow acting yeast are known as lager. While beers that are brewed at much higher temperatures and much faster acting yeasts are of the ale category. Here is a look at these two different types of beer to get a better idea of their differences.

The key to brewing an ale beer is with the use of top-fermenting yeast a a high temperate that usually ranges anywhere from 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. During this process, the top-fermenting yeast creates an abundance of “esters” which are crucial to the proper formation of a quality beer that is full of delicious flavor and aroma. The final product of this distinct process is a beer that is more full and sweet than traditional lagers.

Lagers are the most commonly consumed beer in the world, and is brewed in a two step fermentation process with the use of bottom-fermenting yeast. The first step occurs at a temperature between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The second step involves fermentation at a temperature of 32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit – this step takes much longer than the first and is also known as lagering. The first step is important but it is during the second phase of fermentation that the lager clears out and soothes down.

In addition to the fermenting process that ale and lagers go through, another way they can be distinguished is with their two distinct colors. Ales usually appear to be reddish brown or dark brown while lager beers range from very light to dark, it all depends on the style of the lager beer that is chosen.

Summary of Ale Beer: Ale beers usually consist of robust flavors that tend to be a little bit fruity and extremely aromatic. These beers are known for their dark color and can easily be distinguished by that factor alone. Ales are also much bitter than lagers but this complex taste and aroma is something enjoyed by many people. Last but not least, people who prefer lager usually enjoy drinking it at warmer temperate while usually contain a higher volume of alcohol than lagers.

Summary of Lager Beer: In addition to the fermenting process, lager beer has many other difference compared to ale beers. First of all, these kind of beers are much more light tasting. They also tend to be much more crisp and carbonated for a smooth and mellow flavor and texture. Unlike ales which offer a bold taste and aroma, lager beers have a very subtle, clean taste and aroma. These beers are known for their light hue and are typically served at cool temperatures.

All in all, there are many distinct differences between ale and lager beers. Their differences is what gives them both their unique taste and aroma.

I enjoy whiskey of all kinds & from every corner of the Earth, and this includes, of course, scotch whisky. For an alcohol to be classified as Scotch whisky is must have been both distilled and matured in Scotland. The good reason for this is that scotch whiskies derive part of their natural flavor from the air in the place where they are stored for maturation. These make them to have a natural flavor that makes them to be unique from other types of whiskey. It should also be noted that all types of scotch whisky don’t have enhancers or additives. They are made using only cereals (maize wheat and barely), yeast and water although small amount of burnt sugar (caramel) is also permitted during bottling to ensure that there is a consistent color of finished product. Here are 3 types of scotch that I tend to prefer.

1. Single Grain Scotch Whisky

This is perhaps the most specialized form of scotch. This blend is actually made from un-malted barley and is the product of single distillery. Typically the ingredients used to produce this brand would be maize corns, barley and water but many brewers have gone an extra mile to even use unconventional ingredients such as rice. The production process is often complex and as a result single grain whiskey is a brand that is expensive and hard to find. Majority of single grain whisky that is normally produced in Scotland usually goes to make blended Scotch whisky. This leaves only a small amount to be used by the public consumers hence making it a rare commodity. It is one type of scotch that you cannot afford to taste. With its natural flavor that is complimented by a smooth taste, it is indeed one type of Scotch whisky that will always make you want more of it.

2. Blended Scotch Whisky

This is the most common and popularly consume brand of scotch whiskey worldwide. The blends used to manufacture this brand typically contain around 20% malt and 80% grain and a range of 15 to 20 different types of malt. The main reason why blended Scotch whisky is so popular is because of its differentiable and customizable capabilities. It is a fact that we are different and each person has his/her own preferences .Some people may prefer Peter Dawson while other may prefer Johnny Walker but one thing that always stands out is the high quality art of their production. The brand is also common because skilled master blenders can produce individual blends with distinctive and consistent characteristics. It is one type of brand that is appreciated by many people around the world due its customized natural taste.

Single Cask Malt

It is made from a single cast that has a typical volume of about 200 liters. Only 400 bottles can actually be made from a single cask. Due to the longer time that it needs to sit on the cask, bottling quantity may vary because of evaporation .Production of single cask malt is extremely meticulous simply because the concentration cannot be consistently controlled by mixing malts from different cask. Therefore, you should not expect them to always taste the same as other whiskies from other distillery. With its smooth sensation, it is one type of scotch whiskey that will always make you beg for more.

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Popular drinking games are one of my favorite ways to get a little tipsy with my pals. The great thing about these games is that just about anything anywhere can be turned in to a drinking game, it just takes an innovative mind and a little bit of alcohol to set your mind to work. However, a game is never game unless there are rules. Below you will find my 10 favorite drinking games along with their rules.

Beer 99 – This is a drinking card game that comprises of maths and lots of drinking. For this game you will need one standard deck of 52 cards and a lot of beer. The aim of this game is to play the cards until the piled cards’ value add up to 99. Whoever throws in the card that sums up the whole pile to 99 gets to guzzle down 1 or 2 beers. However, the number 4 card and the king card can be used to avoid drinking responsibilities. For more rules for card drinking games, check out Drinking Card Games.

Flip, Sip or strip – This is a game that aims to get everyone drunk and naked, sounds like the perfect party huh? Sip or strip is best suited for 3-5 people and the rules are simple. Flip a coin and call heads or tails while its still in the air, if you guess right pass on the coin to your right, if you’re wrong then you either have to take a shot or take off an item of your clothing. A pair of clothing counts as one.

Power Hour – A game that’s all about drinking, no cards, no guesswork just pure guzzling. This game requires everyone to take a shot of beer every minute for an entire hour, or to take 21 shots within an hour on one’s 21st birthday.

Questions – A pretty simple drinking game that only requires a slight imagination and any kinds of alcohol. The game requires you to ask questions and the answer to the question has to be other no/yes without any hesitations. No laughing, no stammering; committing any of these ‘crimes’ means you have to take a shot.

Buzz- Do you and your friends love number? No? It doesn’t matter anyway, by the time you’re done with this drinking game you won’t even remember your age. Buzz is a simple game in which everyone takes a turn counting. First player goes “one” next “two” and so on. When a player says a number that’s divisible by 7 he/she has to say buzz, if not he/she gets to take a shot. If a player says Buzz inappropriately then he/she also deserves a shot.

King’s Cup – I like to call it the circle of death given the number of times this game has gotten me in to deep trouble, but anyway that’s the whole point right? For this game you’ll need an empty cup, a deck of cards and lots of alcohol. The game starts off by placing an empty cup or a full beer in the middle of a deck of cards, that is, spread the deck of cards around the cup, bottle to form a circle. Then get the players to sit round the table in a circle then randomly select a card from the circle of cards.

Each card has a different task or rather meaning, for instance, picking a 2 means ‘you’, you’ll have to choose a player to take a shot. 4 is for whores, all the female players get to drink and 3 is for “me” meaning you have to take a shot. All the cards on the deck have different calls making the game endlessly fun. For a full list of these rules, you’re going to want to check out the official Kings Cup Rules website there, as they provide the supposed “official” rules.

Never Have I Ever – One of the best drinking games ever! No cards no math, just simple fun. This game requires the players to use the phrase “Never have I ever” with something they’ve never done. Any player whose ever done that particular act takes a shot. This games is best suited for close friends, this way you can say some embarrassing stuff that you know one of the players has done and watch them take a swig.

Russian Beer Roulette – For some messy fun try this game. It practically involves on player shaking a beer can vigorously then mixing it up with other cans of beers. The other players can then pick the beers and whoever ends up with beer all over his/her face is undoubtedly the loser.

James Bond – Once in a while all you couch potatoes leave the comfort of your own couches to invade that of another. If you are planning any couch invasion soon then bring along some alcohol and play James Bond. This game requires you to watch a James Bond movie and every time the word James is mentioned players take a sip, when Bond is mentioned players take two sips and every time James Bond is mentioned players should drink down half an imported beer. I can only imagine how crazy it will get when agent 007 goes “My name is Bond. James Bond.” For an extensive list of movie game rules, check out these movie drinking games.

Quarters – Just as the name suggest, this drinking game requires a quarter, a shot of glass and players willing to get hammered. The shot glass if filled with alcohol and placed on a table and then players attempt to bounce the quarter off the table in the shot glass. Whoever succeeds gets to choose who takes a shot and gets another chance at bouncing off the quarter. If a player bounces off the quarter in to the shot glass thrice in a row he/she gets to make a rule for instance “no player shall say the words ‘drunk’, ‘drink’ or ‘drank’.

Those are just 10 of my favorite drinking games, however that link there will take you to a site that has a big list of drinking games. You can also find a list of games and “official” rules at Drinking Game Rules.

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