Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel… Come on, we all know how it goes. You and your family sit around a table gambling for chocolate coins. But admit it, the last time you actually had fun playing this game was when you were five years old.

So, spice things up and try raising the stakes a bit this year with this boozy dreidel game. You never know where your Hanukkah party will go once your crazy aunt gets a couple drinks in her.


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As a group, decide on the drink of choice. Everyone gets their own shot, beer, glass of wine, etc. and an empty cup is placed in the center of the table.

  • If the dreidel lands on nun (נ), everyone but the spinner must take a sip of their personal drink.
  • If the dreidel lands on hay (ה), the spinner must chug half of the center cup and gets to choose which player must finish the rest.
  • If the dreidel lands on shin (ש), the spinner must pour half of his/her personal drink into the center cup and the other half into another player’s cup of his/her choosing.
  • If the dreidel lands on gimmel (ג), the spinner must chug the contents of the center cup.

#SpoonTip: Make sure to pick your poison wisely or else you’re all sure to wake up with a major Hanukkah hangover.