The Shotluck Party is a wonderful eclectic mess of color, alcohol, and splendor. That is it in a nutshell. The idea is that, like a potluck, everyone conceptualize or find one type of mixed shot or drink, and brings the ingredients necessary to make it to a “Shotluck”. This party is an amazing source of DELICIOUS drinks, drunken debauchery, and excellent reason to break the ice and talk to ANYONE.
“Hey, what’s up, anyone want some ‘Brazilian Sluts?’ “
“Hey, what drink did you bring tonight?”
Inform the masses, probably via facebook, that you are throwing a “Shotluck” and explain that this does indeed mean it is “BYOB.” Include a link to this page so that they can use the DrinksMixer widget to decide what to bring!
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Anyone who has ever thrown a potluck dinner knows that there is one preeminent danger known as “The Green-bean Casserole Effect.” That is, when you tell people they have to cook something large enough for other people to try it, they break down and choose the quickest and easiest standby that precludes any scenario where they must be creative or think for themselves. THIS is why large potlucks always end up with like ten fuckin’ green-bean casseroles.
Now that you know about the effect you can combat it…the following is a list of the most common drinks/shots people might choose. You can either inform your guests that they MAY NOT bring any of the items, or that the first to contact you intending to bring one gets to, and that guests must otherwise avoid them.
- Gin and Juice
- Gin/Vodka and Tonic
- Redheaded Slut
- Lemon Drops