How To Drink Like An Adult

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
This story was originally published September 30, 2014.
Adult life is full of things we are never taught how to do. At least with some of it — filing taxes, buying a house, losing those last 10 pounds — there are a few courses you can take. But, when it comes to the drinking life, we are left to good old trial and error. And, a lot of it ends up in the latter.
Many are first introduced to drinking at the dark carnival that is college, where the best one can do is take a seat at the bar and learn from those who already have a tab going. But, eventually there comes a time when you need to start drinking, well, like an actual adult. And for that, there are a few areas for improvement and some lessons to learn. Click ahead for these invaluable tips — trust, you'll be thankful in the end.