“House of Cards” — what a perfect combination of things I love to let drive me crazy: politics, journalism, drama and sex. With the premiere of the political drama’s third season slated for Feb. 27, it’s time to binge watch (drink) your way through the Netflix original that traces Francis Underwood’s ruthless rise to the top of the White House. Pour yourself an Underwood-style bourbon (Blanton’s, neat) and swing back.
TAKE A SIP when Underwood breaks the fourth wall.
FINISH YOUR DRINK when he successfully carries out a manipulative plan.
TAKE A SIP when Claire shoots an intimidating look.
TAKE A SIP when Lucas whines about anything and everything.
DRINK THROUGHOUT an illicit cigarette scene.
TAKE A SIP every time Frank’s text tone goes off.
TAKE A SIP whenever Stamper expresses a special interest in Rachel.
FINISH YOUR DRINK when Frank eats at Freddy’s.
TAKE A SIP when either Frank rows or Claire runs.
DRINK THROUGHOUT a Russo cocaine binge.
Every week, the Avenue will bring you a new drinking game to play while binging on your Netflix favorites. Check back next week for “A Young Doctor’s Notebook.”