Thursday: Showing up to class drunk

Not a great move academically, but sometimes classes happen during Fling, and you gotta to do what you gotta do. If you’re going through with this, commit to it: take tequila shots. Half the fun of a boozy recitation is the thrill of turning up in a turn down situation, so this isn’t the time for subtlety. Plus, by taking shots, you can count your drinks and feel how drunk you’re getting, making sure that you don’t overdo it and end up puking on your hot TA.

Friday: Leaving for the concert

A bottle of Jack. Duh. If you want to be classy, take a trip to the liquor store and make yourself a Manhattan–in–a–bottle: 2 parts whiskey, 1 part sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters. Make sure to drink plenty, because when you leave for the night, you might not be coming back.

Saturday, Part 1: Fighting the Saturday morning hangover

Red Bull at a Fling brunch is kind of aggressive, not to mention hard on the stomach. Caffeinate with an Irish Coffee instead — 1 part whiskey, 2 parts Bailey’s, and 6 parts coffee.

Saturday, Part 2: Rallying on Saturday night

There’s two ways to go here. On the one hand, you’ve been drinking for between two and seven days at this point, and it might be time to cool down with a few beers. Drink something smooth and mild: Yards Brawler is crafty, Yuengling is cheap. On the other hand, the end of a marathon is the time to start sprinting. Make your own Long Island Iced Fling and mix together 1 part vodka, 1 part gin, 1 part rum, 1 part tequila…pretty much whatever liquor you have left over at the end of Fling, plus as much Coke/iced tea as can fit in your cup.