CNN made at least one major change to its New Year’s Eve coverage, banning its hosts from drinking alcohol on-air, a practice that led to some viral moments as previous celebrations went a little off the rails.
The network tried to make up for it with a different kind of on-air drinking game for New York hosts Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.
They were given alcohol-free mystery shots and asked to guess what it was ― and the answers had Cooper, Cohen and viewers alike all gagging.
In the video above, the two sampled pickle juice. Below, they knock back shots of buttermilk:
“Socks? Shoes?” Cooper guessed after trying apple cider vinegar.
“I need tequila,” Cohen cried out:
Prior to the show, Cohen vowed to make it fun despite the booze ban.
“We aren’t drinking, but we’re going to have a BLAST,” he told Page Six.
His reaction on-air suggests some parts of the show might have been less of a blast than others.