Worst Drinks to Order at Your Office Holiday Party Slideshow
December 16, 2011
Long Island Iced Teas, Fishbowls, or Anything with Five-Plus Liquors
Because you shouldn't want your coworkers to know you have a drinking problem.
White Russians, Spiked Eggnog, or Anything That Mixes Liquor and Cream
Because chances are, you're not going to order just one, and that could get messy.
Anything with "Bomb" in the Name
Because "bombed" pretty much describes how you'll act at the party, how well that conversation you can't remember having with your boss went, and how your liver is going to feel when you wake up the next morning.
As Many Shots as You Used to Do in College
There's nothing wrong with taking a round or two of shots (like say, Picklebacks) because it's a tradition among you and your coworkers. But pounding shots of tequila or Jger like you're 18 again and have a class to skip the next morning is not going to win you any Employee of the Year votes.
Any Cocktail or Shot with a Name You're Embarassed to Say Out Loud
P.S. Those drinks generally taste awful anyways.
Anything More Expensive Than Your Boss Ordered
If it's not an open-bar type of situation and you know the big guy is going to be footing the bill on his credit card at the end of the night, don't go for the biggest ticket item on the menu (or several rounds of a mid-level item). Ordering three fingers of that rare scotch or four glasses of that nice barolo, because you think think you and your boss are better bros than you actually are, runs the risk of being awkward for everyone involved.