How to Shotgun a Beer

Like beer, but disappointed you can't drink faster? Use the awesome power of atmospheric pressure to slam down that brewski in less time than it takes to regret it!

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!