!!Drink when:
* any member of the Shinsengumi [[BigDamnHeroes appears out of nowhere to save Chizuru in the nick of time]].
* Okita [[MurderIsTheBestSolution casually mentions killing someone]].
** [[IneffectualDeathThreats Twice if it's Chizuru]].
* someone completely fails to be fooled by [[PaperThinDisguise Chizuru's cross-dressing]].
* someone mentions {{seppuku}}.
** twice if they are actually expressing the intention to commit seppuku.
* Chizuru cries.
** twice if it happens when someone else is obviously [[TryingNotToCry holding back tears]].
* Saito or Yamazaki turns out to have been [[StealthHiBye lurking unseen in the shadows]].
* anyone calls a previously-unseen lurker out of the shadows because they could tell all along that person was there.
* Chizuru serves tea.
* Hijikata and Kazama face off.
* Saito and Amagiri face off.
* Harada and Shiranui face off.
** When the three above occur at the same time, finish your drink.
* Chizuru angsts about not being able to help more.
* someone points out that not having to protect Chizuru would leave the Shinsengumi better off, but the Shinsengumi (or any individual member thereof) insists on continuing to do so anyway.
* someone has an episode of fury bloodlust.
* Kazama calls any member of the Shinsengumi "[[PitifulWorms insects]]" or "dogs of the shogunate."
* Kazama talks about the furies being fakes.
* Okita says "ICanStillFight."
* Hijikata says any form of "That's an order!"
* Harada talks about how it's a man's duty to protect women and/or children.
* Saito delivers a soliloquy about swords.
* Heisuke angsts about [[IAmAMonster being a monster]].
* someone drinks Chizuru's blood.
* Amagiri interrupts and stops a fight.
* you hear the phrase "warrior's spirit (''bushi no tamashii'')"
* someone tells Chizuru any form of "I leave Hijikata to you." (If playing the game, feel free to substitute "take care of [whoever's route it is]".)

!!Finish your drink when:
* someone drinks the Water of Life.
* someone performs a HeroicSacrifice, either by TakingTheBullet or by pulling a YouShallNotPass.
* Hijikata goes completely berserk.