Words I Realized: Groke

groke [grohk], n – a sip from an overflowing beverage taken to lower the level of the liquid and facilitate picking up the drink without spillage.

Some people dive right into the center with both lips (above), while others will use a more conventional approach, with the lower lip anchoring the mouth to the glass.   Regardless of how you position your lower lip, the rest of the procedure is the same.  Never touch the glass – just face plant right into the glass and use your hands for stability.  Then, you almost breathe the liquid into your mouth, if that makes sense.  You don’t drink the beverage, per se.  It’s more of a suck.

Ramon bet Wade that he could consume three inches of beer in a single groke; unfortunately for Ramon, he forgot about his gag reflex. 


Wait, groke?? I don’t get it… Can you explain?

Special Thanks To Matt Olson for having his priorities in order and suspending semi-important matters to go to a bar and snap this photograph.

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