You know John McCain is going to be tipping back more than a few tomorrow night, so why not join him in spirit while enjoying the most-watched Vice Presidential Debate in history. As only the Viva Chuck Todd and Viva Rachel Maddow people could do, we've put together a drinking game complete with recipes of the official drinks for each of the candidates plus the official Rachel Maddow libation and the much-anticipated, Chuck Todd-y - the official drink of Viva Chuck Todd.
Prior to beginning the game, the group must pick an official arbiter who will make all official decisions. Their word is law.
Anytime Governor Palin says:
- "Well Gwen"
- "Islamic Fundamentalists"
- "Russia" and/or "Pootin"
- "hockey mom"
- "Joe six-pack"
If Trig is being hoisted around in the audience, take a drink.
If Trig get's a another spit-makeover by his sister or father, take 2 drinks and do the same thing to yourself.
Every time you see the "First Dude", take a drink and do a jumping chest bump with someone.
Anytime the television audience nervously giggles at a Governor Palin non-sequitur, everyone yells "Katie, I'd like to use my lifeline!" and drinks. Arbiter will have final say as to what qualifies, though not a hard call to make.
If Governor Palin should break down in tears and leave the stage prematurely - chug every last drop of booze in the room, doff your clothing and run naked through the neighborhood hooting in a schadenfreude-induced celebration.
Anytime Senator Biden says:
- "Aw c'mon"
- "Well Gwen"
- "The policies of George Bush"
- "Dick Cheney"
- “John's a friend of mine” or a variation thereof
- "Joe six-pack"
Anytime Senator Biden looks up to the rafters, audibly sighs OR raises his voice beyond an appropriate level out of sheer exasperation, everyone drinks. Arbiter will have final say as to what qualifies, though not a hard call to make.
Anytime Senator Biden makes an inappropriate reference to Governor Palin's gender, everyone drinks. Arbiter will have final say as to what qualifies, though not a hard call to make because you probably will hear Biden's handlers slapping their foreheads and blurting "D'oh!".
Anytime Senator Biden makes the sign of the cross and asks for God to grant him patience, everyone drink from their partner's drink as if being given communion.
When Senator Biden looks at Governor Palin and says "Get the hell off this stage, you're an insult to the process!" or any variation thereof - chug every last drop of booze in the room, doff your clothing and run naked through the neighborhood just for the hell of it.
The Chilla from Wasilla - The official drink for Governor Palin
Scale ingredients to servings - Serve in a Mason Jar
3 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 pint beer (preferably Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown)
2 oz Coca-Cola®
Pour the amaretto into the jar over crushed ice. Follow it up by pouring a chilled beer (Alaskan if possible). Then top it off with the Coke.
The Moji-Joe - The official drink for Senator Biden
1 1/2oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Delaware Punch or Hawaiian Punch
3-4 Mint leaves Club Soda
Combine lime juice, mint and punch in a Collins or highball glass.
Stir gently to bruise the mint.
Fill glass 3/4 with ice.
Add the rum.
Top with soda. Stir well.
The Perfect with a lemon twist - The official Viva Rachel Maddow drink1.5oz sweet vermouth1.5oz dry vermouth
over ice in a rocks glass
Watch Rachel personally whip this juicy bit of heaven up by clicking here
This drink is smooth and easy, as smooth and easy as “the Chuck” himself. Nothing harsh, or cloying or bitter. Just cool, baby. Smooth and cool, just like “the Chuck.”
the CHUCK TODD-Y
Fill glass with ice and add
1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz Parrot Bay Rum
½ oz Grenadine or Crème de Almond
Top off glass with equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice.
Shake and pour into glass.
who can be found in the summer months manning the spirits
at the Dragonfly Deck Bar in Kill Devil Hills, NC