Post # 1
Someone told me that most people drink 12-15 drinks in a night, but that would definitely make me black out. Last night between 5-10pm I had 8 (that includes two shots, one of which I don’t remember taking). All of those drinkgs were really strongly made, and I had a meal with it.
So, if you eat, and drink over a period of time, how many do you generally drink in a night if you get drunk?
Post # 3
12 – 15?! Maybe when i was in college and had built up a decent tolerance. I voted 3-5 but it might actually be 5-8.
Post # 4
3-5 for me! I get drunk easily, especially on yummy, fruity drinks.
Post # 5
Uh, 12-15 depending on speed… It’s not something I’m particularly proud of (I wish I were a cheap date) but I can drink a ton.
ETA: That’s DEFINITELY not common. Even my Fiance (who is bigger than I am) doesn’t drink that much.
Post # 6
Well, I’ve never been drunk, in fact the most alcohol I have ever consumed at once was a shot of kahlua and Baileys (a “baby guniess”) in a pub in Ireland. But I sure felt it the next morning! So I won’t ever be trying that again. I’m a featherweight!
Post # 7
12-15 is alot! Maybe close to that when I was going out 3-4 times a week but not now! It depends for me; beer I can drink a 6 pack and be fine. Liquor, specifically my love for Gin, I can’t handle too much.
Post # 8
NO, having been a bartender on and off for years, um no. I have seen it, but that is so abnormal. That bill (including tip) would be around $75-100, so I call BS.
If I am out drinking I am 3-4 per night, and that is on a night where we are taking a cab.
Post # 9
When I order drinks (rum and diet cokes) at a bar/pub, I always save the straw from the previous drink and pop it into my new one. It helps me keep track and it’s just something I like to do. My friends and I joke when it’s a “4 straw kind of night” since I figure that 4 is the perfect number for me to feel drunk but not messy.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I don’t really drink, so 2 or 3 is enough to get me drunk! Cheap date, here.
Post # 11
When I was drinking on near nightly basis back in college, I could drink most of my guy friends under the table. 10-15, and I could still walk.
These days, probably 4-5, tops. But it totally depends on what I’m drinking. Beer doesn’t seem to hit me as hard as wine or liquor, probably because I drink it faster. Wine or gin and whatever I’m mixing with I usually top out at about 3 glasses, maybe 4, but definitely not more. But I can usually drink 5 or 6 beers and be mostly okay.
ETA: Also depends on how strong the drinks are…if I’m making it at home, I pour with a heavy hand, so I usually only have 2 cocktails. They usually aren’t made as strong if I’m out at a bar, so I drink more.
Post # 12
I am very tipsy off one drink, two drinks I’m getting honest. Three I’m DRUNK. The most I’ve had is like 6 drinks and I was GONE. I’ve never blacked out, though. 12-15? I would be in the hospital!!!
Post # 13
A lot. It takes about 12-15 shots to get me to the “hot-ass mess” stage where I’m basically ten seconds away from falling asleep on the floor. Mixed drinks…probably three to “buzzed,” and I’ve never been plastered from those because they take a long time for me to drink. I don’t drink all that often, mostly because I’m BORING when I drink. I go from “Fun-Fun Happy Girl Drunk” to “Christ, just let me go to bed already” really fast. I get the spins really bad when I drink, so I try to avoid getting drunk.
Post # 14
Depends on over the course of how long, and what it is being drank.
I don’t drink anymore at all, but in my youth I’ve only really been drunk once, and its the shots that kill me. I don’t like wine or beer so its all the quicker stuff 😉
Post # 15
@Eva Peron: Ahaha, ditto. I’m not a beer or wine drinker. Give me vodka plus pretty much anything and I’ll gulp it down. I used to be a big gin fan, but it upsets my stomach. Woe is me.
Post # 16
The period of time definitely matters. Most people metabolize about 1 drink/hr. I start feeling quite tipsy on my 3rd drink and by 5 i’d be flat out drunk i guess (kinda hard to remember bc i’m not prone to getting drunk and haven’t been in years). But that’s like within an hour. Add a drink for each extra hour from start to finish.