Quick. Make a mental list of places where you thought, “Wow. I could really use a drink right now.” Hanging around the pool? In line at the DMV? Sitting through the second hour of watching your nephew play a camel in the Christmas pageant? Sure. All good places. But can you actually get a drink at any of them? No. And they frown on drinking in line at the DMV. If the employees have to make it through the day there sober, so do you.
My point is, there are plenty of places where a having a drink would be a great idea, but where bringing glass bottles is either not convenient, not advised, or not allowed. You could grab some small airline bottles and stash them in your pocket. (Very carefully.) But you’ll need mixers. (Ever seen tonic in a 50 ml bottle? Me either.) And then something to drink out of. Premix at home? Sure. But you’ll still need a container. And glasses for everyone. Which means you’ll still have stuff to haul.
A good way around all this is to grab some ShotPaks. They are 50 ml, premixed, single shots of four popular drinks. In tough plastic pouches. With tear-off tops and pour spouts. And they cost less than a dollar each. You can carry them anywhere in your coat pocket, tear open, drink, and dispose. Boom. Done. Perfect.
Just don’t tell the employees at the DMV.