Be it a baseball or football game, concert, lecture, or any event you may desire to pause and refresh with a little pick-me-up, here are 10 ways to sneak your favorite alcoholic beverage into any event, courtesy of these fine sources.
10) Water Bottle
This is the most well known. For this to work, you need to know your venue. A lot of places realize that many people fill up their water bottles with vodka or gin to avoid having to buy any drinks at the event, so they sometimes ban water bottles. You can make it look even more legit by reattaching the lid to make it look unopened.
The cheapest model is $29.95, not including shipping, but a similar solution is very DIY friendly. If you happen to have a CamelBak, you’re already halfway there. All you need to do is find a way to wrap it around your belly. You could also fill up a couple of freezer sized zip lock bags and tape them across your stomach.
8) Pringles Cans
Thanks to that classic shape, a Pringles container makes for a great beer transporter. If you’re heading to a beach that bans alcohol or going to an event that allows food but no alcohol, then this little trick is perfect. All you really need to do is toss a couple of beers into an empty Pringles container and fill in the top with a few chips.
If you want to be super sneaky, you can glue the foil cover back on. This way, if you’re going through a security check, it will look unopened, and you will have a better chance of passing through unnoticed. But if you do have to open it, you’re still as golden as the original flavor Pringles you just devoured.
This trick is often used by military personnel serving in oversea wars. They’d have family members send tall Guinness cans in the mail, hidden in Pringles containers to get them past any inspections.
Instead of lubricating yourself with 8-dollar sunscreen from Rite Aid, you can lubricate your innards with a fine Bourbon. Just make sure the bottle is nicely cleaned before adding your booze.
It’s highly unlikely that security will force you to get rid of your sunscreen, even the strict ones that don’t allow water bottles. This is a super sneaky and effective way of getting your drink on—just don’t forget to bring the real sunscreen if you need it.
6) Spray Bottles
This is similar to the sunscreen trick. If you have an old spray bottle of perfume or cologne or whatever else, you can fill it up with your spirit of choice. Again, you’ll need to thoroughly wash the bottle out so you don’t consume any leftover chemicals.
Since you’ll be spraying this in your mouth, you might want to try some sweeter drinks. Some schnapps or cinnamon/honey whiskey would do the trick. These drinks also smell sweet, so if you’re asked by security to spray some, you might be able to trick them.
Obviously for this con to work, you’re going to need to try it at a sporting event. Make sure you have a foam hand that matches the event you’re attending. Don’t show up to Yankees Stadium waving around a New York Mets hand (unless of course they’re playing the Mets).
All you need to do for this brilliant trick is cut out a section big enough for a small plastic flask (the palm might be the best place for this). Place your flask comfortably in the cutout and tape it back down. Make sure to use scotch tape or a matching tape so that the cuts are not noticeable to the undiscerning eye. Heck, you could even sneak a Camelbak bladder in there.
4) Gummy Bears
Buy a pack of gummy bears and pour them into a ziplock bag. Just be sure to keep the original packaging for later. Fill the ziplock bag with vodka and let it sit for a few hours, then place the bears in the fridge for a few more hours.
The gummy bears will soak up nearly all of the alcohol. Now, just pour the gummy bears back into their retail packaging and head to your event. Your gummy bears will safely make it through any checkpoint.
3) The Flask
Perhaps the most versatile way to sneak in booze is with a flask. The flask is practically synonymous with sneaky drinking. Just slide it into a back pocket or your lady’s purse and go about your business. The smaller the flask, the easier it is to smuggle in, so always keep that in mind. Just be aware that if anyone’s on the lookout for booze sneakers, flask sippers will stand out in a crowd.
Attending a wedding that doesn’t have an open bar? Snuck into the Academy Awards but forgot your wallet? Finally decided to take your wife to that opera she’s been dying to see? All of these situations are perfect for the flask tie. You can buy a flask tie here for about 28 bucks.
The iFlask is made from polyethylene and polycarbonate, making it lightweight, smooth and sturdy. It’s toxic free and can hold five ounces of liquid.
Users can pour and drink from what should be the headphone jack, which opens and closes with a sliding switch. The back is fitted with a bottle opener made of stainless steel. Each iFlask comes with a free funnel for easy refilling.