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[[caption-width-right:226:Note: Please check [[QuestionableConsent your moral compass]] before [[DontTryThisAtHome attempting this]]. Checking relative alcoholic capacities [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/make_his_a_double might be a good idea too]].]]
->''"Candy\\
Is Dandy\\
But liquor\\
Is quicker"''.
-->-- '''Creator/OgdenNash''', "Reflections on Ice-Breaking"

One of the most well known effects of alcohol is to loosen inhibitions, and if a specific inhibition is having sex with someone, that other person can use alcohol just for that.

Anyway, this trope is fairly common in fiction, but [[DiscreditedTrope usually parodied]] nowadays.

Compare InVinoVeritas, SlippingAMickey, TenWithATwo.

Contrast AboveTheInfluence.

Yes, this is likely done in RealLife, but depending on the jurisdiction and level of intoxication, it may qualify legally and/or morally as rape.

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!!Examples:
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[[folder:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Eva's unflattering flashbacks of Roberto heavily imply that the only reason she had slept with him was thorough inebriation. Whether he supplied the alcohol is, however, unclear.
* In a DiggingYourselfDeeper moment early in the ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' TV anime, Yukito frantically tries to tell Hijiri that he did ''not'' do this to Kano.
* An extra chapter of StrawberryShakeSweet revolves around Julia and Kaoru trying this on their respective [[YuriGenre love interests]]. In both cases, it ends up spectacularly backfiring.
* In ''Manga/MyDearMarie'', this is tough-girl Hibiki's approach to seducing the loser protagonist once she gets him home, though he [[CantHoldHisLiquor immediately passes out]] and it never goes anywhere.
* One flashback in the movie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' shows [[spoiler:Akio and Anthy]] having an encounter after champagne is consumed. Worse, said champagne is obviously ''drugged''. Long story short, he thought she was unconscious proceeded to rape her, only to realize later that she was awake the entire time. He responds by stabbing her, and then falling out the window to his death. Moreover it's heavily implied that [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo he somehow ended up with her drink by accident]].
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[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* Deconstructed in ''FanFic/CupOfTea''. When Phoenix drinks too much wine during a romantic dinner with [[SlashFic Edgeworth]] [[RealityEnsues he becomes too drunk to get physically]] [[TheLoinsSleepTonight aroused]], [[MoodKiller killing the romantic mood.]]
* In ''FanFic/FluttershysNightOut'' Fluttershy is very unused to alcohol, and she gets drunk. This is [[spoiler:partially [[TheCasanova Nosey's]] fault, partially Fluttershy's own ''naivete'' about the likely consequences of drinking too much]]. It's about half of the reason why she's [[spoiler:willing to sleep with Nosey on a single night's acquaintance]].
* Used somewhat in ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'' where it's pretty obvious both Eleya and Gaarra are pretty drunk the second time they sleep together. In this case the inhibition being overcome is the fact that Eleya is Gaarra's direct superior ([[IntroductionByHookup they didn't know this the first time]]) and thus them sleeping together is against regulations (they're still sober enough to remember but drunk enough not to particularly care).
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ending of ''SuperBad'' is all about this; it's a high school senior party where everyone is wasted. Discussed by several characters, most of whom believe that taking advantage of someone drunk is ok as long as you get drunk yourself.
* Is quoted in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' by Wonka himself when explaining why there's alcohol (specifically [[{{Pun}} "butter scotch" and "butter gin"]]) in his chocolate factory.
* ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'': Andy's friends try invoking this in order to get him laid. The [[TheLadette drunken bachelorette]] he goes home with [[spoiler:crashes her car and [[VomitIndiscretionShot pukes on him]].]] Great idea, guys.
** [[spoiler:After she crashes the car and pukes all over Andy, she offers to have sex with him if he's still interested. He declines, as nearly being killed and then being thrown up on is a bit of a mood-killer.]]
* Subverted in ''FiftyFirstDates'': one of the male lead's seduction techniques involves plying his dates with non-alcoholic beverages but telling them they're alcoholic for [[FakeHigh a placebo effect]]. This lets the women lower their inhibitions without reducing cognitive function, so nobody has to feel guilty.
* By FridgeLogic, Film/{{Batman}} does this in the 1989 film - when Bruce Wayne has dinner with Vicki Vale, she drinks but Batman never imbibes alcohol, [[UnfortunateImplications and then they have sex...]]
* Used for drama with Bonasera's daughter in the opening of ''Film/TheGodfather''. A boyfriend and his friend made her drink whiskey with the intent of taking advantage of her, but when she resisted, they viciously beat her to the point that the undertaker says that "she will never be beautiful again." Bonasera's reason for coming to Don Corleone was to avenge this horrible wrong after the courts did not provide him with the justice he sought.
* One of the guys in ''AnimalHouse'' is [[GoodAngelBadAngel tempted]] to do this with Clorette, the mayor's daughter (who [[ReallySeventeenYearsOld lied about her age]] to get into the frat party). He listens to the good angel and does not actually sleep with her, although everyone in town believes he did.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/BeautyQueens'' [[HandsomeLech Duff]] seduces Adina while she's drunk.
* A sleazy character plies an innocent young woman with booze and marijuana cigarettes for this purpose in ''[[Literature/DrKildare Young Dr. Kildare]]''. [[spoiler:It turns out she's a little ''too'' innocent, overdoses and passes out badly. The sleazeball panics, dumps her on the nearest bed and calls a doctor. She wakes up, clothing disarranged and lying on a bed in an obvious love nest, assumes the worst, and freaks out, running away. Sleazeball comes back to find her gone, and decides she's not his problem any more; he's wrong...]]
* In ''Literature/RainbowSix'' (novel, not video game), a [[TheCasanova Casanova]] picking up girls in bars by getting them drunk turns out to be employed by the evil AnimalWrongsGroup to abduct people to conduct bioweapon experiments on. If there's AnAesop there, it's rather heavy handed, Mr. Clancy.
* In ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' by Joe Haldeman, regimental doctor Diana Alsever tries some moonshine cooked up by, well, the regimental cook. She gets so plastered that she has no qualms about putting moves on the unit's commander, Major Mandella. Since this is a NoHeterosexualSexAllowed future -- the major is the only member of the regiment old enough to be hetero -- Diana must be '''really''' drunk. She passes out completely before anything interesting can happen, but Mandella makes a mental note to buy some '''good''' booze and get her alone if they ever make it back to civilization.
* Lot's [[ParentalIncest daughters]] in [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis%2019:31-36 Genesis 19:31-36]], making this OlderThanFeudalism.
* In one of the ''Company Z'' novels by Creator/JTEdson, one of the villains Company Z take vengance on is a rapist who plied a teenage girl with alochol-laced lemonade.
* In ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Stone Prince]]'', the prince is very reluctantly preparing for an ArrangedMarriage, gets drunk with his bride-to-be, and they have sex. She remembers, he doesn't. Later, after they're married and he's inherited the throne, he's totally flabbergasted when she announces she's pregnant and furiously tells him off while both their [[HighClassCallGirl Companions]] are [[PassThePopcorn watching]].
* In Colby Rodowsky's ''Lucy Peale'' the title character was given a Pepsi with unspecified alcohol in it, and the combination of blurred reflexes and the seatbelt prevented her from physically resisting being raped in the backseat.
* Self-inflicted version occurs in ''Literature/HeartInHand''. Darryl drinks vodka to work up the courage and lower his inhibitions before sleeping with Alex.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Massive case of ValuesDissonance is ''Series/{{On the Buses}}''. Upon seeing that the homemade brew they've put together has caused Stan's sister and brother-in-law, who normally don't get along, to become so out if it they actually forget they forget they hate each other and start having sex, Stan and Jack decide to brew some more and get some women round, with the plan to trick them into becoming so inebriated they don't know what they're doing so will have sex with them. This is depicted as harmless fun as opposed to sexual abuse.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[{{Superman}} Clark]] is immune to the effects of alcohol just like all other earthly toxins, but he has his own personal replacement: red kryptonite. In [[spoiler:''Rush'' and ''Unsafe'']], he has some heavy making out with [[spoiler:Chloe and Alicia respectively]], but the red kryptonite is luckily (or unfortunately, if you prefer the [[FanPreferredCouple relevant]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse characters]] with Clark) removed before he does any irreparable damage.
* A more literal version in ''Series/{{Fortune}}'' when everyone got drunk on enchanted alcohol, although most of what happened is left to imagination. [[spoiler:Other than Tess and Emil's HomePornMovie.]]
* From some of the bad dating advice Dave is giving Quentin in ''Series/GraceUnderFire''.
* Used by the doctor in ''Series/PicketFences''. His date did try to sue him for rape, but the judge threw it out, noting what the guy did was stupid, but not illegal (in that jurisdiction.)
* Kennedy, from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', describing the lesbian dating scene:
--> "It's like flirting in code, it's using body language, and laughing at the right jokes. And looking into her eyes and knowing she's still whispering to you, even though she's not saying a word. And that sense that if you can just touch her, just once, everything will be okay. For both of you... [suddenly flippant] Or, if she's really hot, you get her drunk and see if she comes on to you."
* From ''Series/TheInbetweeners'':
--> '''Jay''': If we're in charge of the alcohol, then we get our pick of the birds! The DRUNK birds!
--> '''Will''': That sounded just a little bit rapey.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', a suave [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-like spy attempts to teach [[HollywoodNerd Chuck]] how to seduce women as part of his spy training. A mission requires Chuck to seduce a very dangerous Russian woman. His first attempt is botched when he attempts to buy her a drink (as per the spy's instructions), only to find out that she doesn't drink. This prompts the spy to exclaim, "How is he supposed to seduce her without alcohol?" This either indicates his low faith in Chuck's charm or a limitation of his own seduction skills.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'', the ill-advised decision is made to serve alcohol at an [=STD=] fair offering free condoms, leading to the expected consequence of a lot of horny, drunk young people planning on having sex with each other and with plenty of contraceptives available [[spoiler: which, unfortunately, turn out to be faulty]]. Dean Pelton is apparently unaware that alcohol can remove inhibitions: "It makes me sleepy!"
* In ''{{Glee}}'', Quinn gives her reason for sleeping with Puck as "[he] got me drunk on wine coolers and I felt fat that day." Getting her drunk in order to have sex with her was definitely Puck's intention.
* Has happened many times on ''LawAndOrderSVU'', sometimes in combination with date-rape drugs
* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'':
** Joy (six months pregnant, with no idea who the father is [[spoiler: It's Earl]]) is out with her friends at a bar, worried about how she's going to survive without a man since her parents kicked her out of the house. Joy then notices Earl, and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy knowing that he probably won't go for a pregnant lady on his own]], she conspires with her friends to get him wasted, which they do. Then they introduce Earl to Joy. [[WhatDidIDoLastNight The next morning]], Earl wakes up in a hotel room in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], completely naked, with Joy...and a new wedding ring.
** Also subverted in the episode where Earl and some friends form a garage band and try to have sex with some groupies after the show. The woman Earl was trying to score with was passed out from the alcohol, so Earl didn't bother with her. He ''did'' however, sleep with his bandmate's mother ("She wasn't young, but she was conscious.")
** In another episode, we have the following exchange:
--->'''Randy''': "Are you drunk enough to go home with me?"
--->'''Woman at the Bar''': ''takes a look at Randy and then gulps down the remainder of her beer'' Yep.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' often portrays drunken hook-ups. In particular, in "Shelter Island" Barney sets out to get Robin drunk at Ted's wedding so that she'll sleep with him again. When he finds out the wedding only serves non-alcoholic beverages, he freaks out.
-->'''Barney:''' "Berry Blaster Brain Revitalizer"? My God, some of these drinks can make a girl ''smarter''. [[FelonyMisdemeanor What sort of hell has Ted brought us to?]]
* Monica and Chandler's first hookup on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' lampshades this trope to perfection:
-->'''Chandler:''' How drunk ''are'' you?\\
'''Monica:''' Drunk enough that I wanna do this. Not so drunk you should feel guilty for taking advantage.\\
'''Chandler:''' ''[beat]'' Well that's the perfect amount!
* A variant occurs in ''GameOfThrones'', when Tyrion Lannister is forced to marry Sansa Stark. He's so disgusted at the prospect of having to bed a girl who hates him and his evil family that he gets ''himself'' supremely wasted just to get through it. [[spoiler:Even then, he can't bring himself to do it, plus he ends up being so trashed that he passes out.]]
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], a couple of Navy soldiers plan to utilize this strategy on Jamie, a person they are meeting at a bar on their weekend pass.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The Music/FlandersAndSwann song "Madiera, M'Dear" is about a sly old man who attempts to get a young maiden drunk to sleep with her.
-->Unaware of the wiles of the snake in the grass,\\
Of the fate of the maiden who topes,\\
She lowered her standards by raising her glass,\\
Her courage, her eyes, and his hopes.
* A gender reversed version of this is in {{KISS}}' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAU4B4Fmhkg Cold Gin]]".
* The Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has this as an UnfortunateImplication when the female part of the duet inquires as to what else might be in her drink after trying to leave her date's house and being pleaded with to stay.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* The Bad Idea Bears in ''Theatre/AvenueQ'':
-->"Take her home! She's wasted!"
* In ''GuysAndDolls'', Sky takes Sarah to Havana and gets her drunk. Since Sarah is a missionary who gives sermons on drunkenness, Sky needs to use a little finesse:
-->'''Sarah''': Dulce de Leche... What's in it, besides milk?\\
'''Sky''': Oh, sugar, and--sort of native flavoring.\\
'''Sarah''': What's the name of the flavoring?\\
'''Sky''': Bacardi.\\
'''Sarah''': It's very good. I think I'll have another one.\\
''(several drinks later)''\\
'''Sarah''': Doesn't Bacardi have alcohol in it?\\
'''Sky''': Only enough to act as a preservative.
* In ''LaRonde'', the married gentleman seduces the young girl with wine. There may be something else in there too.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The prevalence of this trope raises some UnfortunateImplications in ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry: Magna Cum Laude''. As Larry Loveage, your overall goal is to score with as many women on the college campus as possible. With several girls, especially [[ReallyGetsAround Luba]], this is done by getting them drunk via one or more minigames. However, it notably ''fails'' to work each time, because Larry is a CasanovaWannabe and has no luck whatsoever.
* ''ADanceWithRogues'' requires your character to be at least a little drunk to get into bed with [[LipstickLesbian Pia]]. Then again, the entire scene ''was'' staged for your "benefit"...
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'' and its sequels, you can give a drink to a Sim your Sim is interested in. Said drink makes it more likely the target will accept certain social interactions that would be rejected sober. Giving more drinks increases the receptiveness.
* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' Citadel DLC Shepard can resort to this to romance Vega.
* In the Story mode of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', [[ChivalrousPervert Kagura]] offers [[{{Moe}} Noel]] a trip to his room with a brief mention of alcohol. Whether the audience thinks this trope or not, Makoto connects the implications and [[TalkToTheFist punches him out before he gets an answer]].
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/TickTack'' if you choose to get up instead of futilely attempting to sleep, Rin stumbles across Ai in the middle of quietly DrowningHerSorrows. Since she's slightly drunk and attempting to let go of her fiancee, she ends up kissing Rin. Following this path eventually leads to a RelationshipUpgrade of sorts.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''{{hbi2k}}'''s running gag of "BarryWhite and jello shots".
* Yuri tried to get Momoko drunk in ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged''.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''. In "Pirate Shipping", the cutie mark crusaders want Cheerilee and Big Mac to hook up. To this end, they brew a "love potion" which turns out to just be alcohol. After a single drink, Cheerilee and Big Mac fall in love, get married, and consummate their union (all night long) before regaining sobriety.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000729c the Author, drunk, sets out in search of a female.]]
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Black Mage attempts to further loosen-up the [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds already confused White Mage]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/07/21/episode-873-liquor-i-dont-even-know-er/ with liquor.]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/07/24/episode-874-silence-implies-consent/ He ends up having to settle for paint thinner.]] The BlackComedy that might have ensued is only barely avoided by White Mage's HeelFaceTurn.
* June pretty much uses this method to take advantage of Pembroke in ''Webcomic/{{Femmegasm}}''
* A recurring incident in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' is Hazel and Jamie getting wasted. Naturally, at one point it ends with Hazel seducing the bouncer, and Jamie [[BedmateReveal waking up in bed]] with the (female) bartender. This leads into the storyline of Jamie exploring her possible bisexuality.
* In ''Webcomic/GroovyKinda'', when she's closest to being sober (a relative term), Edison Lighthouse calls to mind a 1950s television housewife. As her day and her drinking progress, she begins to lose both her buttons and her inhibitions.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'':
** Sonya sets out to get Erik drunk for seduction purposes (actually so she can break him up with Zii). But he proves to have a much higher tolerance for alcohol than her, so that goes the way of most of Sonya's bright ideas.
** However, later that evening, Sonya and Zii collide while both are drunk. Zii initially tries to refuse Sonya's attempts at seduction (not for the first time), but then Sonya suggests that Zii breaks up with Erik by text, accepts Sonya's offer, then makes up with Erik in the morning. Zii is drunk enough to think that this is a good idea.
** It is later revealed in an extended flashback that Gary, while on a private jet to Europe with Senna and suffering from extreme nervousness (this being his first ever flight), accepted her suggestion that he have a drink or three. (He didn't pay attention to what he was drinking, she didn't pay attention to his requests for something non-alcoholic.) By the end of the flight, Gary had joined the MileHighClub, which might well not have happened had he been sober, given his nervousness about [[{{Transsexual}} Senna's gender status]].
* ''Webcomic/OutThere'': In a slight tweaking of the trope, Rod gets falling-down drunk while attempting to seduce Miriam, who is spending a rare evening abstaining from alcohol. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20090411.html]] Miriam doesn't want Rod to attempt to drive in his condition, so she insists he come home with her. Not wanting to be tempted, she gives him her bed while she sleeps with Sherry. [[spoiler: It is not until the morning, when both Miriam and Rod are completely sober, that she succumbs to his advances.]] [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20090417.html]]
* May have caused a BrokenBase for ''Webcomic/SailorSun'' when the much-debated origin of the gender-bent heroine's KidFromTheFuture was finally revealed as "Got drunk, woke up pregnant".
* Chydossa tricks Graham into getting completely trashed in ''Webcomic/WizardSchool'' with the line: [[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=1131 "My God. I get so horny when a man has money and I drink lots of alcohol."]] (Bear in mind, [[JerkAss she didn't exactly have to force him]]...)
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick was once far too happy about WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows getting himself wasted (i.e there was more chance of sleeping with him) on a date that she'd forced him to take her on.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Quagmire of ''FamilyGuy'' is always trying to get the girls he meets drunk, though in general that also involves other date rape drugs. His favourite bar serves roofie coladas specifically for him.
* Phil from ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' was in the court isle during the episode "Death By Chocolate", in which charges are pressed against [[WesternAnimation/YogiBear Boo Boo Bear]]. He says to a bunch of monks, "You know what I always say. Gandhi is dandy, but liquor is quicker. Ha ha HA! ...Quicker." The monks then begin to ponder on the subject.
* On ''CloneHigh USA'', Abe and Gandhi want to provide the beer for a party to loosen up Cleopatra. But, because they are underage, they are only able to get nonalcoholic near beer and lie to everyone.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''
** Dr. Krieger often cheerfully drugs people for various unsavory reasons, sex and dating among them.
-->'''Pam''': And ''that's'' the reason I never have sex with my coworkers. That, and...nobody lets me.
-->'''Krieger''': I've had good results with ether.
** In a later episode, he has this to add:
--> '''Cheryl''': Trust me, you can't control a person's heart.\\
'''Krieger''': You can with a little something I like to call a [[ElectricTorture deep cycle marine battery]]. [{{Beat}}] Or LSD.\\
'''Cheryl''': IS THAT WHAT YOU'VE BEEN GIVING ME?!\\
'''Krieger''': ''Yes''? Point is, emotions like love don't come from the heart, they come from--\\
'''Archer''': (Gasps) The brain!\\
'''Krieger''': Yeah. [{{Beat}}] Or LSD.

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