drinks The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk  

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Drunkenness gets a lot of press. Wild, crazy, stupid drunkenness that is. Relaxing, lazy inebriation is much less written about. And that's surprising, as it's a really lovely state of being. So now you have it, a list for all the mellow drunks, the ones who cherish the pleasant numbing feeling of alcohol slowly traveling through the veins, warming the body, loosening the muscles, inducing a welcome sleepiness of the body and the mind.

What are the most relaxing ways to get drunk? Extensive research turned up a few common themes: 1) Drinking alcohol in or near water is calming and enjoyable. 2) Drinking to cool down or warm up does the body right. 3) Already being sleepy, and drinking liquor to get sleepier, is very nice. 4) Drinking immediately following strenuous physical exertion has a yin and yang kind of balancing effect, as your sporty self moves into the realm of feeling no pain.

But really, who cares?! Analysis takes energy, and that's contrary to the spirit of this list. Don't overthink it. Recall your favorite drunken muscle memories and vote up the most relaxing ways to get drunk (or add any we missed!)
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Sitting by the Fire Drinking S... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Sitting by the Fire Drinking Spirits Best done with someone you love. Or like. But nothing wrong with doing it alone.

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Relaxing in a Hot Tub is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Relaxing in a Hot Tub Serious muscle relaxation. Serious.

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Floating on a Pool Raft with B... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Floating on a Pool Raft with Beer Experts say it must be a Corona with lime.

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Tubing Down a River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Tubing Down a River Don't follow the example of the lady pictured here. Avoid glass, choose cans.

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Sitting on a Stoop and People ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Sitting on a Stoop and People Watching Turn the bustle of the city on its head.

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Watching TV; in Your La-Z Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Watching TV; in Your La-Z Boy

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Sipping a Frozen Cocktail at a... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Sipping a Frozen Cocktail at a Swim-Up Bar Go for a daquiri, pina coloda, or any drink decorated with a little umbrella.

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Showering with a Beer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Showering with a Beer Affectionately known as "the beer shower."

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Drinking Wine While Taking a B... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Drinking Wine While Taking a Bath Optimal when you are home alone on a Friday or Saturday night, and happy about it.

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Popping Open a Beer at 10 a.m. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Popping Open a Beer at 10 a.m. Saying "why not?" to yourself or aloud can really enhance the experience.

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Drinking Champagne in a Champa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Drinking Champagne in a Champagne Glass-Shaped Hot Tub They do this in the Poconos. 

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Lying in Bed with a Breakfast ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Lying in Bed with a Breakfast Drink Classic choices are mimosas and bloody Marys. But there's no sense in being a stickler for tradition.

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Wearing a Smoking Jacket, Smok... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Wearing a Smoking Jacket, Smoking a Pipe or Cigar, Sipping Scotch This won't work unless you've got both attitude and style.

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Boozing in the Dugout / Locker... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Boozing in the Dugout / Locker Room After the Game Warning: you risk getting rowdy. But if done right, it's really relaxing.

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Drinking Après-Ski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Drinking Après-Ski Staying in hot, uncomfortable ski boots and ski pants remarkably somehow makes it better.

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Watching Nascar for Hours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Watching Nascar for Hours Great way to spend a Sunday?