Please Allow Bill Murray To Teach You How To Consume Colossal Amounts Of Champagne Without Crashing

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03.07.14 15 Comments

Bill Murray recently sat down for a conversation with Dazed Digital and, like all Bill Murray interviews, the entire thing is worth a read. But the highlight comes when Murray opens up about his love for champagne. Specifically, the eccentric method he employs to ensure he can keep funneling bubbly down his throat for an entire weekend without crashing:

DD: Do you have any particular champagne memories?

Bill Murray: I learned how to drink champagne a while ago. But the way I like to drink champagne is I like to make what we call a Montana Cooler, where you buy a case of champagne and you take all the bottles out, and you take all the cardboard out, and you put a garbage bag inside of it, then you put all the bottles back in and then you cover it with ice, and then you wrap it up and you close it. And that will keep it all cold for a weekend and you can drink every single bottle. And the way I like to drink it in a big pint glass with ice. I fill it with ice and I pour the champagne in it, because champagne can never be too cold. And the problem people have with champagne is they drink it and they crash with it, because the sugar content is so high and you get really dehydrated. But if you can get the ice in it, you can drink it supremely cold and at the same time you’re getting the melting ice, so it’s like a hydration level, and you can stay at this great level for a whole weekend. You don’t want to crash. You want to keep that buzz, that bling, that smile.


And lest you think Bill F*cking Murray has mastered the art of drinking only one alcoholic beverage, let me remind you that he serves vodka from a giant ice luge at his annual Christmas party.

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