“You Deserve A Drink” has Alcohol, Puns, Alcohol Puns

Intern Grace’s Team Pick:

Happy weekend! How was your week? Was it rough? Yeah? You deserve a drink. Fortunately for everyone on the planet, there’s a YouTube channel for that.

A three-minute rundown of pop culture and alcohol recipes, “You Deserve A Drink” is a weekly webshow hosted by Mamrie Hart (presumably no relation to my/everyone’s love interest Hannah Hart, but like, weird, right?). Edited by Grace Helbig of “Daily Grace,” the show is shrill, over-the-top and about seven kinds of awesome. Each episode, Mamrie picks a prominent figure from entertainment news and teaches you how to make a special drink in their honor, like Charlie Sheen’s Tiger Blood Gimlet or Big Boi’s Hey Yacht, in addition to celebrating alcohol-idays like Mother’s Day. My favorite video is Harry Potter’s Flaming Butterbeer because I want to punch her every time I hear her make a pun on “quidditch,” but it’s just so clever, you know?

My friends who have made these drinks said that they’re really good, especially if you want to get really drunk really fast. The show even has “a built in drinking game”: take a drink for every horrible pun she makes. You guys, she averages about five puns per minute, depending on the video. I mean, really. It’s like she does this just for you.


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Intern Grace

Grace Ellis has been writing and making hack-job graphics for Autostraddle since 2011 and is a co-creator and co-writer of the comic book series Lumberjanes. She is mostly an intern in name only. (Mostly.) She lives in Columbus, Ohio because why anything. Also, she wants to write the Black Widow movie and feels like if she just keeps telling people, eventually she will be allowed to do it. She has a Twitter and a Tumblr, both of which are pretty above average.

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    • I take it all back. Big time. Mamrie, I’m sorry. You rock.

      My bestie got burgled a couple of days ago. I sent her YDAD to cheer her up. Inspired by yDAD, we ended up at hers tonight to ‘reclaim the house’, a.k.a. wear sweat pants, make a puzzle of a boring landscape and drink tons of Mamries ‘Water You Thinking’ and ‘Sookipinno’.

  1. OHMY. Never made a flaming one before, but that is almost my very same butterbeer recipe (I swear I made it first). Cheap beer (PBR) + cream soda + butterscotch schnopps + bourbon (or another liquor, depending on your taste) = BUTTERBEER-TASTIC. We played butterbeer pong at our HP christmas party.

  2. Pick-me-up-Jose:
    Place shotglass in clean glass ashtray.
    Pour tequilla in shotglass; place lime slice atop it.
    Pour 151 rum over lime into ashtray.
    Light the whole thing on fire.
    Blow out fire (important)
    Pick up lime, chug tequilla, bite the lime
    Pick up ashtray, chug rum.
    If you fall, ask Jose to pick you up…
    This drink caused me to get accidently married once.

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