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The ‘nipyata’ is a piñata filled with tiny bottles of booze

Happy Cinco de Drinko, as they say.

 

Marisa Kabas

IRL

Published May 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:06 pm CDT

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Or, as they say in some circles, happy Cinco de Drinko. And what better way to celebrate this culturally-appropriated holiday than with a piñata filled with booze?

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Feast your eyes and gird up your livers: introducing the “Nipyata,” a piñata filled with tiny bottles of alcohol better known as nips. 

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If you’re a traditionalist, there’s a “Stay Classy Burrito” Nipyata in the shape of a donkey, with contains nips of Fireball, Svedka, Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, Peachtree and Captain Morgans. 

If you’d like to get a little more edgy with your Mexican-themed celebrations, there’s a beer bottle-shaped Nipyata to add some fratty flair. But the twist is that this beer bottle is actually filled with liquor.

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And if you really feel like going all out this year, there’s “El Jefe” Nipyata, which includes 30 nips contained in a tequila bottle-shaped piñata for a cool $129.99. 

The company was started by two brothers in New Jersey who began this grand tradition, as well as other acts of cultural appropriation, when they were in school.

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“We used to make homemade piñatas with nips inside in college,” said Will Hench, one of the brothers, told NJ.com. “My friend always brought one and sombreros and fake mustaches.” (Note: It’s not really OK to do this on Cinco de Mayo.) 

A group of intrepid coworkers procured a Nipyata for their annual Cinco de Mayo office soiree. If this video is any indication, swinging at a nipyata is just as frustrating as swinging at a regular piñata. But the reward is far greater.

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So have a friend spin you around a few times, bust that thing open, and drink a few nips. Then ask a friend to grab a stopwatch so you can see how long it takes you to puke.

Photo via Ingrid K. Studio/NJ.com

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*First Published: May 5, 2015, 2:00 pm CDT