How to Shotgun a Beer

Learn how to shotgun a beer from expert Drew Moerlein in this drinking games video from Howcast.

You will need

  • Can of beer
  • Sharp knife
  • Can opener
  • pen
  • or key (optional)

Step 1 Hold unopened beer Hold an unopened can of beer on its side, on your palm. If you’re up for a little competitive speed drinking, stand with your friends in a circle.

Step 2 Puncture hole Puncture a small hole that your mouth can easily fit over near the bottom of the side of the can that’s facing you.

Step 3 Put mouth over hole Put your mouth over the hole, and turn the can upright.

Step 4 Pop can open When you’re ready to drink, pop the top of the can open with your free hand.

Step 5 Drink quickly Start drinking as fast as you can. The air coming in from the opened top will force all the beer out the bottom hole very quickly–like in 3 to 5 seconds!

Step 6 Throw can on floor Throw your can on the floor as soon as you’re finished. Even if you’re first, if beer spills out, you lose!