I've never played real life drinking risk, but there was a while where a was doing most of my conquer club games while pretty drunk. For a month or two I was going through about 2 handles of vodka a week, and somehow during that time I managed to get up to 1990 points and 7th place. I've pretty much quit drinking for a few months and now I'm hovering around 1500.
Moral of the story: Smirnoff makes you more strategic.
What if you're not much of a drinker? What about Bong Risk? Everone takes a hit at the beginning and then you forget that you're even playing Risk or you contemplate the many facets of the amazing looking maps.