Peer pressure is awful, especially when your friends can hold their liquor better than you can. If you’re feeling sneaky or embarrassed about your lack of boozy tolerance, there’s a way to keep “drinking” without actually consuming any alcohol. If you’re ordering cocktails, order a soda water, tonic water, or clear soda with a slice of lemon or lime in it. People will assume it’s a vodka tonic or gin and tonic, and you’ll be able to sip away at it all evening and stay hydrated and sober. If you’re taking shots -- or your friends are -- get a beer chaser and drink at least half the bottle or glass. “Take” your shot, then “chase” it with the beer, all the while sneakily spitting some (or all) of the shot back into the beer bottle or glass. Yes, your beer will magically be filling up, but trust me: your drunk friends won’t notice.
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