We are all very different and all tolerate alcohol and shots differently. Are there any common factors which might help us work out how many shots does it take on average to get drunk?
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How Many Shots Does it Take on Average to Get Drunk?
#1. Your Age
My thinking is that if you’re fairly new to drinking shots:
a) you will have no idea where your limit is
b) your tolerance will not be as high as a seasoned shot drinker
c) you may only be able to afford cheap shots of nasty alcoholic beverages which could impact either way on how drunk you get.
#2. Your Size
It’s a well-known fact that size plays an important part in how many shots you will be able to handle. Usually if you are taller and solidly-built, your body will be able to deal with more shots than a thin, short person.
#3. Your Existing Alcohol Tolerance
As many of you guys who enjoyed a few shots or beers (or both!) at college know, the more regularly you drink, the more you can cope with and the longer it takes to get drunk.
#4. Whether You’ve Eaten Prior To Drinking
If you hit happy hour before you’ve had dinner or any food, the shots will get into your bloodstream quicker and Bam! you’ll get drunk on less shots.
It’s a good idea to line your stomach before you go out with your buddies. My top recommendation would be a banana sandwich before you to go, to soak up the alcohol!
#5. Time Of Day
This may be just a myth that I’ve made up, but if you do some “dirty day drinking” when the sun is still up, the impact of alcohol, especially shots is increased!
#6. What’s Your Definition of Being Drunk?
We’re looking at How Many Shots Does It Take On Average To Get Drunk? Take a moment to consider what being “drunk” means to you?
Are you drunk when you’re starting to feel relaxed and you can feel the alcohol in your bloodstream? Or are you only drunk if you’re completely wasted, slurring your words and not able to stand up without holding onto the bar?
It’s your call and that will help you decide how many shots it takes for you to get drunk!
#7. Are you Doing Consecutive Shots?
There’s a huge difference to chugging consecutive shots compared to having a shot with every beer you drink! In the end, they will both make you drunk, but consecutive shots will lead you down the crazy road of getting drunk a whole lot quicker!
#8. Have You Been Drinking Alcohol Already?
Lots of guys will have a few beers to warm up before deciding that doing a round or two of shots is a good idea! You many find then that you’re close to or already drunk before you even start the shots!
Let’s face it, some shots taste nasty – that’s why we shoot them, right? So, you may need to enjoy a few drinks first before you get persuaded that shots are a good idea!
How Many Shots Does it Take on Average to Get Drunk – Men
If you take all of the above factors into consideration, the answer to how many shots it takes can be anything from 1 – 15.
However many you decide to drink – have fun, stay safe and look after each other!