Name (in Germany rather "drinking brotherhood") for the widespread practice in many countries, preferably with a glass Wine or sparkling wine ( beer. schnapps ) to the familiar address "you". The suggestion to make usually the older or mixed with the couple the lady. Today you drink from each a drinking vessel. With the arms holding the vessel one reaches through the arm bend of the other. After a sip you give yourself a kiss, depending on the confidence on the cheek or on the mouth. Then you introduce yourself with the nickname. The brotherhood drinking may have its origin in the custom of the widespread in the Middle Ages Zutrinkens, The one who wanted to apply for the Brotherhood, spoke to him and drank to him. The cup was refilled and then the recipient drank from it.
Later, the custom of the so-called "Schmollis Antragen", which is common in student compounds, has developed. The term is usually derived from the Latin "sis mihi mollis amicus" (meaning "Be a close friend!"). But it is also possible that he comes from the Dutch "smullen" (feast, feast). The affirmative answer was in any case the exclamation "Fiducit!" As a short form of "fiducia sit" (It applies! - Latin Fiducia = contract, agreement). In some compounds a "Schmollis" (and thus the glass) can not be denied "and should the stomach have already turned ten times".