When you’re at a party, how many alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, cocktails, etc.) do you typically consume? (Comments & Reviews)


If I choose to drink at all I usually have no more than 2 drinks within a several hour period. On other occasions I have consumed more but my rule is to drink a glass of water between each drink so as to spread out the time and amount of alcohol consumed. Then for the last 2 hours I drink nothing if I am driving. I think it is important to be prepared for the unexpected and keep your senses at all times.


07/14/2010 - 8:57pm

It depends on what kind of liquor is being served and if there is food being served along with it. If its hard liquor I might limit myself to 1 or 2, if its wine then I'll indulge in a little more and if I'm not driving then give me some elbow room.


06/02/2010 - 6:31pm



05/24/2010 - 2:05pm

"Surprised by the number of 4+drinks, seems to indicate how many people are feeling unhappy/frustrated with their current state of being."

Maybe 4+ drinkers are quite a bit happier, they stay longer at parties, etc.

In my case, we often, if not always, drink at parties since we're foodies and wine nerds. My friends are in the wine business, so we often drink several bottles (tasting, with food, etc.) over the course of several hours.

I'm personally surprised at the inanity of some of these comments; I was hoping EW readers were a bit more intelligent/informed/educated/well-spoken.


03/02/2010 - 3:21pm

Depends if im driving. Please dont drink and drive.


03/01/2010 - 11:16pm

I don't drink alcohol!--only organic teas, organic herbal teas, & organic coffee.


03/01/2010 - 9:27pm

Always zero. I just don't like alcoholic drinks.


02/26/2010 - 1:21am

I'm a firm believer in the no drinking/driving rule. I'd much rather treat myself to a soda when at a party, and save the glass of wine or even two, for home!


02/18/2010 - 3:02pm

I wish Zero was a choice. I am very allergic to alcohol and have to quiz the hostess at parties--especially during Christmas.


02/16/2010 - 3:32am

I know there are quite a few calories in mixed drinks. I have moderate GERD and also like to control drinking~when I must be the designated driver.


02/09/2010 - 11:10pm

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