SHOTS do not count as a round of drinks, expert drinkers have agreed.
The decision means that anyone who has been dispatched to get their round in and returns with a tray of shots totalling less than 330ml in liquid volume can be told to go back and try again.
Dr Helen Archer said: “First, shots completely ignore the social aspect of drinking, where the slow process of intoxication facilitates the development of conversations and builds rapport.
“Second, not everyone wants a shot. Not even if you imply they are boring for not wanting a shot.
“Third, shots are cheap. Buying shots doesn’t make you the party dude. It makes you the miserly bastard.
“In conclusion, shots are not a round. Get back to the bar and get us what we ordered.”
Archer added: “Leave the shots. We’ll have them. Shame to waste good shots.”