Skip to comments.Did You Know the Solo Cup is also a Measuring Cup (for Booze)?
Posted on 06/21/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT by Red Badger
UPDATE: A Solo rep has reached out and provided us with a new graphic. Turns out, while surprisingly accurate, those lines were not intended to measure spirits.
College students are familiar with Solo red cups. But they probably couldnt tell you what the lines mean.
The party cup actually doubles as a measuring cup except for liquor instead of milk. The first line above the base is the one-ounce marker, or a serving of liquor. The second denotes five ounces, useful for measuring wine. And the third one signifies 12 ounces, perfect for beer (the cheaper, the better) probably the only acceptable liquid for a Solo cup.
Good to know for the next kegger.
proceed to party...
Only the red ones.
If I drank 60 ozs of water a day, I’d have to live in the bathroom................
—proceed to party...—
Not gonna happen with that “great” Shirley Temple.
AKA the “Pelosi shot glass” ?
I believe the 12 oz line but I don’t believe the other two lines are 5 and 1 oz respectively. Just doesn’t look right. I’d have to measure this myself. Seems both of those measurements should be higher up.
We mix polymers in those cups at work. I’ll have to see if those lines are useful for our purposes.
Boy, things must have changed since my college days — I mean, *Measure* booze, wine, or beer???????????????
They should move up as the evening progresses, eh?
Or maybe you just like a strong drink..... nothing wrong with that.... :)
I take Lisinopril for BP which also has a diuretic in it. If I so much as look at water I have to go............
My red solo cup.
I fill you up.
Oh! They gave me one of those at the hospital after may last operation!
I thought it was a free wine decanter...............
Really? Isn't this a beautiful photo? Feel free to post when you get back. :-)
You can use it for a lot of things, but I’d wash it between uses. Personally, I don’t like salty wine.
LOL! I just got back!..............
At my old church we had a party around the time of Halloween and were supposed to do everything “disgusting” so one couple brought a full sized kids training toilet and some bags of chips. The removable bowl contained the bean dip.
It had never been used, or so they said...
You can cook with it!...........
I’ll just do the one. I leave it to you to scroll up when needed. ;-)
Try this next time!...........
Well heck. I’m wasting my time washing the stupid thing!
How come blue solo cups never get any face time?
That is AWESOME. We’ll have to try that at the college this year!
Duh you didn’t know that ROFL
With a shot of medium grade Johnny Walker, you have a Shirley Temple Black.
I go before I leave for work, at 4:30am. I drink 6-8 16.9 oz bottles at work. I usually don’t need to go until I get home around 6:30pm
Of course, a lot of people who use the red cup for adult bevs just fill it up to the top anyway.
A ‘variation’ is to put splashes of yellow food color hither and yon.........
Even if I made this myself & knew the kitty litter pan & pooper scooper were new ..... I don’t know if I could bring myself to eat it. After years of dealing with litter pans, this is just too realistic!!! I passed the recipe on to a younger generation - I suspect it will be at their next Halloween party!
You must have a stainless steel bladder............
Just seeing the red Solo cup puts me in the mood for taking a six-pack out to the picnic table on a hot muggy day (like today) and putting some steaks on the grill.
Toby Keith with “Red Solo Cup”:
College, where alcoholics are created.
Is there anything it can't do?
If you’re drinking out of Solo cups, the only measurement is full.
It’s like the duct tape of cups!
About 18 years ago I was on a job. We were demoing some pipe from over head. My partner cut the pipe halfway through, and let it hang down. I held the low part of the pipe while he cut the pipe the rest of the way through. When the pipe dropped, it hit a tool box, and whipped out of my hands and hit me on top of my head (I was wearing a hard hat), It instantly dropped me to my knees .
So, I get taken to the hospital. While there they tell me I need to do a drug test (to see if I was under the influence when I got hurt.)
About 15 minutes later, I tell them I can do the test, as I had 2 large Diet Cokes on my way to work. 10-15 minutes later, I tell them I can REALLY do the test. About 15 minutes later I tell them I NEED to do the test.
Seriously, 15 minutes later they bring me a 1 liter urine bottle. I tell them I might need another bottle, as I've had 2 large diet cokes. The nurse chuckles and says they can get me another bottle if needed. (Yeah, great. With as long as it took them to get the first one?)
So, the nurse closes the curtain (but stayed inside the curtain) I get off the gurney and turn around and do my business.
I filled the bottle right up to the neck of the top.
The nurse was amazed, as she's never seen anybody pee so much. I get back on the gurney. She opens the curtain and walks away.
A few minutes later, 2 doctors walk by, look in, and start laughing.
I guess I became the topic of conversation.
One ounce is not a serving of liquor.
Ah...you prefer to use a tree.
|Bachelor Measuring Units||Customary Household Measuring Units|
|1 shotglass||3 Tablespoons|
|1 handful (dry measure)||1/3 cup|
|1 handful (liquid measure)||1/2 cup|
|1 mouthful||1/3 cup|
|1 good splash (from tap)||4 Tbsp|
|1 good splash (from wine bottle)||1/2 cup|
|1 good splash (from whisky bottle into highball glass)||6 fl oz|
|1 beer can||1 cup|
|1 dog dish||1 pint|
|1 teaspoon||too much salt|
|1 Tablespoon||too much instant coffee|
|1 cup||too much mixer|
|1 pint||not enough whisky|
|1 quart||too much gin|
|1 gallon||enough beer to last until halftime|
|1 peck||I forgot to buy sweet corn|
|1 bushel||I bought too much|
|1 pound||3 oz of T-bone steak after 15 minutes on the grill|
Scared the catz right out of the room LOLing so hard.
***LOL! I just got back!..............***
Now I have to go!
I guess you’ll have to go to MSNBC, CNN, ABC, etc to catch
the blue cups but something tells me it isn’t worth it to you ; )
Hahaha! That was great, never seen it...thanks for posting the link!