Withnail and I/Drinking Game

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Drinking game for Withnail and I:

  • Match the characters drink for drink. This involves nine and a half glasses of red wine, half a pint of cider, one shot of lighter fluid, two and a half shots of gin, six glasses of sherry, thirteen glasses of whisky and half a pint of ale. And, for the lucky, a trip to the nearest hospital. (The unlucky get to go the morgue instead.) Players are usually allowed to substitute vodka or another spirit for the lighter fluid.
    • Though if you're out to match Richard E Grant, you should use vinegar, since that's what was used for lighter fluid in the final take.

Alternatively, if liver poisoning isn't your thing:

  • Take a shot every time Withnail swears.
  • Take a shot whenever Paul McGann is shirtless or in his underwear - and do another if Uncle Monty is in the room.
    • Do a double if it's Richard E Grant in a state of undress.
  • Take a shot whenever there's a homoerotic moment.
  • Take a shot when Paul McGann waxes rhapsodic in his narration.
  • Whoever makes a joke relating to Doctor Who has to drink a shot of vinegar, double if it's during the phone box scene.
  • Whoever quotes along with the film must finish whatever is in their glass.

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