- Take a sip every time there's an instance of Product Placement warning .
- Take two sips if the judges try to pressure the contestants.
- Take a sip whenever someone says the phrase 'star potential', two if it is not the the judges who say it.
- Take a sip whenever Giada has an orgasmic like reaction to something.
- Take a sip when a special guest shows up.
- In season seven, take a drink whenever Penny says or does something bitchy.
- Take a drink whenever Susie Fogelson urges a contestant to be more ethnic.
- Take a drink whenever a contestant changes their culinary point of view.
- Take two sips every time the judges emphasize "stories" over cooking ability warning .
Drinking Game / The Next Food Network Star