Whether you enjoy an occasional cocktail with friends or like to go heavy the entire weekend; whether alcohol is part of your daily routine or you don’t drink at all, you’re bound to have a separate opinion reserved especially for day drinking. I certainly do. And contrary to that of seemingly a lot of people, I find day drinking to be quite wonderful. Here’s why:

  1. Alcohol is fuel.
    If you want your day to be productive and you don’t know where to start, make yourself a cocktail. A few sips in, especially if you get some good motivational music going you’ll catch yourself cleaning the house, fixing appliances, organizing the garage and all kinds of other things that would normally (soberly) seem like a drag to even begin. And what’s the best time to do that kind of stuff? That’s right, in the day time. It is however very important to choose your alcohol wisely. Beer is ill-advised. Instead of cleaning the house you are likely to order a pizza to go with it and end up by the pool. So keep this in mind – hard liquor only, folks.
  2. Better sleeping regimen.
    Think about it. How many times have you told yourself that you’re only going to go out for a couple of drinks because you have an early day tomorrow? And how many of those times did you end up stumbling home drunk at 3am instead? I mean if you’re all responsible and stuff and you actually do the things you set out to do, sure it’s possible. But if you’re like the rest of us mortals; easily influenced to make questionable decisions, not only are you not having ‘just a couple of cocktails’ but you also may not even wake up in your own bed. Now, if you start the drinking earlier in the day, and do it consistently throughout the day, there’s plenty of time to get nice and hammered without worrying about not getting enough sleep because you’re guaranteed to be wiped and out of it by 9-10. That gives you plenty of time to shamelessly pass out, get a good night’s sleep and wake up all rejuvenated, ready to do it all over again. Or you know, go to work – whatever.
  3. The Cops won’t suspect a thing.
    If you’re getting behind the wheel at 2am; whether you’re leaving work sober as hell or getting kicked out of the bar because it’s closing time, you’re far more likely to get pulled over than had you been driving under the influence around noon. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone drinking and driving, but it does happen. Some people are excellent “drunk drivers” while others are not. Regardless, you’re less likely to get pulled over on a Monday afternoon than you are on a late Saturday night. Even if you do get pulled over, what’s the worst that can happen? Your eyes are bloodshot and you smell like orange juice because you’ve been taking advantage of bottomless mimosas like the good alcoholic that you are. Just tell the cop you’re coming back from Ihop because you desperately needed to treat your hangover from the weekend and you’re all set. “No officer, I haven’t been drinking. This is what I always look like on Mondays”

Day drinking can be a beautiful thing. It isn’t for everyone however. Some people are just not wired to handle it while others need lots and lots of practice. I always recommend starting at home, so you don’t have to drive anywhere. Then slowly add some friends into the mix to see how well you can play with others in the daylight – it’s a whole new ball game. Eventually you might be able to reach the level of professionalism that it takes to be a proud day drinker. Good luck!

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