There are many ways to drink champagne — with a splash of orange juice, out of a flute, out of the bottle, out of the bottle surrounded by scantily clad women at your table in a Vegas nightclub — but how about drinking champagne nonstop over the course of an entire weekend? And staying hydrated without needing to mix in a glass of water every so often? Well, let Bill Murray explain how to drink bubbly like a bawse:
I learned how to drink champagne a while ago. But the way I like to drink champagne is I like to make what we call a Montana Cooler, where you buy a case of champagne and you take all the bottles out, and you take all the cardboard out, and you put a garbage bag inside of it, then you put all the bottles back in and then you cover it with ice, and then you wrap it up and you close it. And that will keep it all cold for a weekend and you can drink every single bottle. And the way I like to drink it in a big pint glass with ice. I fill it with ice and I pour the champagne in it, because champagne can never be too cold. And the problem people have with champagne is they drink it and they crash with it, because the sugar content is so high and you get really dehydrated. But if you can get the ice in it, you can drink it supremely cold and at the same time you’re getting the melting ice, so it’s like a hydration level, and you can stay at this great level for a whole weekend. You don’t want to crash. You want to keep that buzz, that bling, that smile.
Way ahead of you there, Billy. I’ve been drinking champagne out of pint glasses forever (and with ice — I’m no crazy, dehydrated drunk-o). But, to expand on his pint glass method, it’s also the best way to do mimosas, because ain’t nobody got time for champagne flutes — unless, of course, you’re out for some fancy-schmancy brunch and that’s all they got.
Here’s a brunch tip, as you head into the weekend: fill a pint glass with ice, pour champagne almost to the brim, add a splash of orange juice (your mimosas are nine parts champagne, one part orange juice, right? Right??? Right.). If you’re feeling frisky, dump a shot of Absolut Mandarin in there (or any other orange-flavored vodka) and go crazy. Sure, people might look at you funny and/or — depending on the time of day — think you have problems, but it’s still better than a Bloody Mary, and will get you good and schmammered real quick. That’s for damn sure.