Culture The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk  

Inger Lund Carter
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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!)
list ordered by

1
311 34
Sitting by the Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Sitting by the Fire
Best done with someone you love. Or like. But nothing wrong with doing it alone.

2
259 54
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.

3
223 81
Tubing Down a River is listed (or ranked) 3 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.

4
206 78
Sitting on a Stoop and People ... is listed (or ranked) 4 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.

5
243 113
Floating on a Pool Raft in Clo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Floating on a Pool Raft in Close Proximity to a Swim Up Bar
Go for a daquiri, pina coloda, or any drink decorated with a little umbrella.

6
155 51
Watching TV; in Your La-Z Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
RobLein added Watching TV; in Your La-Z Boy

7
212 130
Showering with a Beer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Showering with a Beer
Affectionately known as "the beer shower."

8
173 109
Drinking Wine While Taking a B... is listed (or ranked) 8 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.

9
88 126
Lying in Bed with a Breakfast ... is listed (or ranked) 9 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.

10
91 133
Wearing a Smoking Jacket, Smok... is listed (or ranked) 10 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.

11
81 122
Boozing in the Dugout / Locker... is listed (or ranked) 11 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.

12
46 152
Drinking Après-Ski is listed (or ranked) 12 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.

13
41 173
Watching Nascar for Hours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Relaxing Ways to Get Drunk
Watching Nascar for Hours
Great way to spend a Sunday?