The world’s most expensive pizza sold at auction may not initially seem relevant to the world of drinking, until you realize that the pizza in question was made in honor of one of the literary and cinematic world’s most famed drinkers: James Bond. Themed for the release of the film Casino Royale, the pizza was inspired by 007’s sophisticated taste in both food and booze. The pizza’s toppings included lobster marinated in Cognac, Champagne-scented Beluga caviar, fillet steak marinated in scotch and Vodka Martini-infused smoked salmon.
Sake bombs and Boilermakers combine all the best aspects of a shot and a beer in one splashy union of booze. While a long tableful of drinkers dropping the shots at the same time may seem impressive to you and your friends, that’s nothing compared to the world’s longest domino drop shot, which involved a chain reaction of 4,578 shots tipped into glasses.
As a vodka-maker, Supercall’s BFF Hafþór “Thor” Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain from Game of Thrones, knows a thing or two about drinking booze. But he also knows something about throwing it up—into the air. The massive Icelandic strongman holds the world record for highest beer keg toss, hurling a 12-kilogram keg a magnificent 26 feet high.
There’s nothing quite like the pop of a Champagne cork; that crack that ripples through a room signals bubbly celebration is in order. The Italian bank Banca Mediolanum took the celebration to a new level in 2007 for its 25th anniversary, organizing the largest simultaneously popped Champagne bottles in the world. A festive 2,778 corks were fired off at once in triumphant fizzy delight.
The University of Queensland Union and Queensland University of Technology know how to throw a shindig. In 2012, the universities, based in Brisbane, Australia, celebrated orientation by bringing together 3,700 of their most avid partiers in the world’s biggest toga party. The chants of “Toga! Toga!” must have been deafening.