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When New Amsterdam released the vodka called Pink Whitney, the company nearly broke humanity’s collective mind. A delicious and refreshing flavored vodka with nearly infinite uses does that to people. Besides, there is no denying that Pink Whitney is lip-smacking good. That is why it is important to ask, “How much Pink Whitney to get drunk?” Knowing your limit can keep the party going.
What is Pink Whitney?
Before getting into just how much Pink Whitney you can drink before you start seeing pink elephants, let’s discuss what it is. Pink Whitney is a pink lemonade flavored vodka created by New Amsterdam. The name and flavor was inspired by the host of the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast, NHL player Ryan Whitney, who loved drinking pink lemonade as a kid.
This video shows you the first taste test of Pink Whitney, starring Ryan Whitney:
Pink Whitney is incredibly popular, because it reminds people of the sweet yet tart flavor of a lemon drop martini. The light pink color also adds a nice shade to mixed drinks.
A single 750 mL bottle of Pink Whitney is 60 proof, which is around 30% ABV. That makes it a little lighter to drink than straight vodka. Nutritionally, Pink Whitney has 6.6 g of sugar in a 1.5 ounce shot. A single shot also puts you back around 100 calories, so it is a less diet-friendly beverage (when compared to straight vodka at 65 calories).
How Much Pink Whitney To Get Drunk?
Based solely on the 30% ABV present in Pink Whitney, it takes the average person around 6 shots to get drunk. Comparatively, regular unflavored vodka requires only 4-5 shots to become intoxicated. That is because Pink Whitney is a little weaker than regular vodka. That said, there are other factors that determine how fast you get drunk, regardless of what you are drinking.
Factors That Affect Your Drunkenness
Here are some things to consider when setting a drink limit for yourself:
Although there is only 6.6 g of sugar in a single shot of Pink Whitney, you may be tempted to have more than 1 serving of this drink. That means you could end up consuming 20-30 g of sugar before you are done—and that’s if you are drinking Pink Whitney straight.
But why does sugar matter? Research has found that alcohol absorption is slowed by higher amounts of sugar in the bloodstream. It may take you longer to feel drunk when drinking Pink Whitney, and because of that, you may opt for a seventh or eighth shot when you should only have 5 or 6.
Alcohol Content Per Shot
Do not let the pink coloring fool you. Pink Whitney is not a weak beverage. Yes, Pink Whitney has less alcohol than normal vodka, which runs around 40% ABV. Still, it does have 30% ABV (60 proof), meaning that most of what you are drinking is pure alcohol. Pink Whitney will catch up with you in about 6 shots.
Age & Gender
In general, women are smaller and lighter than men. Women also have slower metabolisms and less enzymes in their bodies, meaning that alcohol is much harder on their bodies than it is for men.
Furthermore, the older you get, the harder it is for your body to process alcohol like it did in college. Plus, since the human body holds less fluid as it ages, older individuals have a lower Blood Alcohol Concentration threshold.
Individuals with smaller frames tend to get drunk faster than their larger friends. Since petite people have less weight and blood volume, they also succumb to alcohol faster. Having a larger body provides someone with more space and blood volume for the alcohol to diffuse into fat and muscle, meaning that it takes longer for alcohol to have an effect.
Now, does age, weight, and gender always matter? Sometimes, it doesn’t. Some people are superhuman when it comes to their level of alcohol tolerance. While this does not mean you are no less drunk than your friends, it does mean that your perception of drunkenness and level of incapacitation is different. Someone with a lower tolerance may feel horrible by their 4th shot of Pink Whitney while you are still standing straight on your 7th.
However, the level of alcohol in your blood may be the same as theirs.
Method of Consumption
The faster you drink Pink Whitney, the faster Whitney smashes you into the earth. That is how alcohol works. In other words, if you are drinking a round of Pink Whitney slowly, savoring the flavor, you will probably feel far less drunk than someone who took 4 shots in 10 minutes.
If you don’t want to get drunk right away, slow down. Give your body time to process the alcohol. Also, eat a little with your pink lemonade vodka.
Fun Ways To Drink Pink Whitney
Now that you know it takes about 6 shots of Pink Whitney to get drunk, let’s discuss some fun recipes using this miraculous vodka.
Mix 1 ounce of Pink Whitney vodka together with ½ ounce of whipped cream flavored vodka, a couple drops of grenadine, and shake together with ice. It tastes just like a Pink Starburst!
Pink Whitney on the Rocks
Since Pink Whitney is refreshing enough on its own, enjoy it on the rocks. Alternatively, add between 1-3 ounces of soda water to 3 ounces of Pink Whitney and a few lemon slices. Pour the mixture into a Collins glass and gently stir. It’s a refreshing summertime beverage that is perfect for barbecues and trips to the lakeside.
Slushy Pink Whitney
Have you ever thought, “This would taste great as a slushie?” You are not alone. Mix together 1.75 cups of water, 1.5 cups Pink Whitney vodka, a dash of grape juice, 1 cup Absolut vodka, a cup of pink lemonade, and combine in a blender. Let it freeze together overnight then scoop into a cup. Serve the slushie in a martini glass with a large straw or spoon. It’s boozy water ice.
Pink Whitney Cosmopolitan
You will need 2.5 ounces Pink Whitney, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, and ¼ ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice. Combine the cranberry juice, lime juice, and Pink Whitney in a shaker. Add in some ice and shake thoroughly. Pour your Pink Whitney Cosmo into a chilled martini glass then garnish with some lemon or more lime. Since Pink Whitney is already sweet, you can pass on the triple sec (and not miss it).
This video also offers up some new and exciting drink ideas for Pink Whitney:
Is Whitney Your New Drinking Buddy?
How much Pink Whitney to get drunk? About 6 shots, though those with smaller frames may be affected faster than larger people. Be sure to keep this information in the back of your mind when enjoying Pink Whitney and to drink responsibly. This flavored vodka is wonderful for all kinds of mixed drinks, but only when consumed in moderation!
FAQs About Getting Drunk Drinking Pink Whitney
Pink Whitney has an alcohol percentage of 30% ABV, equal to 60 proof. It takes around 6 shots of Pink Whitney to get drunk, but it may be more or less drinks depending on your age, gender, and weight.
A 1.5 ounce shot of Pink Whitney contains 30% alcohol by volume.
The potency of Pink Whitney depends on a couple of things, so it is difficult to determine how long it takes to kick in. If you are drinking Pink Whitney relatively fast, then the alcohol will affect you sooner. Using Pink Whitney in a mixed drink? Then it depends on the other ingredients, rate of consumption, and other factors, like your alcohol tolerance.
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