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2013-04-26 06:35:37 PM  
fta But fundamentally, alcohol is alcohol whichever way you slice it.

So the point is that you're already a fist-pumping frat boy when you drink Jägermeister?
 
2013-04-26 07:00:07 PM  
I have done the dumbest things of my life while/after drinking vodka with Red Bull. It's being drunk, but in turbo mode.

Liquid stupid.
 
2013-04-26 07:44:03 PM  
That was a lot of words where 'no' would have sufficed.
 
2013-04-26 08:00:24 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I have done the dumbest things of my life while/after drinking vodka with Red Bull. It's being drunk, but in turbo mode.

Liquid stupid.


The caffeine keeps you awake enough to be stupid, usually you'd pass out preventing the stupid.
 
2013-04-26 08:05:53 PM  
FTFA: The idea that gin makes you unhappy

WAT?
 
2013-04-26 08:11:10 PM  
No just different kinds of sick.
 
2013-04-26 08:28:07 PM  
Yeah, when someone says that tequila does one thing and the same volume of vodka does another, it's probably because they remember specific times that they had certain drinks and behaved differently based on other circumstances. Booze is booze.
 
2013-04-26 08:39:38 PM  
There is no hangover quite like a champagne hangover. Absolute worst I have ever felt was from drinking too much champagne
 
2013-04-26 08:54:40 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: There is no hangover quite like a champagne hangover. Absolute worst I have ever felt was from drinking too much champagne


Well hangovers are a different story. Wine and anything with sugar gives me a splitting headache. Straight vodka for me.
 
2013-04-26 09:05:05 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, when someone says that tequila does one thing and the same volume of vodka does another, it's probably because they remember specific times that they had certain drinks and behaved differently based on other circumstances. Booze is booze.


Tequila makes me throw up in the back yard of my college apartment then pass out while still outside. It also makes me continue puking and eventually causes my eye to be cemented shut due to...you know what? I'm just going to stop now. Suffice it to say I abstained from tequila for almost 20 years.

Mods, if that's TMI feel free to delete.
 
2013-04-26 09:05:20 PM  
I disagree, because of a drunk phone call I got from some hotel in Spain a few years ago.

My best friend was part of a school trip in 2004 or so (their college had one of those strange J-terms, and the trip was technically for a couple hours' credit), and they had been doing shots of absinthe.  Some freshman who was a real right-wing douchebag had been running his mouth at the bar, and decided it would be a real good idea to say "Fransicco Franco had the right idea."  My friend, who was too drunk to reasonably walk upright, had to grab the little shiat and fireman's carry his ass out of the bar a step ahead of the rapidly-forming angry mob.  Thankfully it was only about 8PM here, but I get this call from what can only be described as the drunk in a traditional Irish novel.  It took me ten minutes to ascertain the words "absinthe", and "Generalissimo Franco"; naturally that just raised more questions.

Bottom line is, liquor may be liquor, but the green fairy is nothing to fark with.
 
2013-04-26 09:05:37 PM  
I find that gin farks me up more than bourbon...because it's clear and easy to swallow straight.

Rum gives me a warm buzz because I usually just mix it with so much fruit juice that I go into a diabetic coma.
 
2013-04-26 09:32:10 PM  
I don't even need to click the link. And since it's io9 I'll probably be smarter for it.

My own extensive testing has gone beyond what any lab could conduct barring a 20 year study. The conclusion is: most definitely yes

You are ingesting much more than just alcohol and I think all of these other variables plays into how your body reacts to the beverage.
 
2013-04-26 09:50:22 PM  
So, I should stop drinking sterno?
 
2013-04-26 09:50:27 PM  

Mugato: Peter von Nostrand: There is no hangover quite like a champagne hangover. Absolute worst I have ever felt was from drinking too much champagne

Well hangovers are a different story. Wine and anything with sugar gives me a splitting headache. Straight vodka for me.


Same with dark beer for me although not as bad as it used to be
 
2013-04-26 09:51:59 PM  
Stupid science, don't go and take the magic out of being drunk.  If I get emotionally or psychologically drunker because of a specific beverage, don't tell me the specific beverage isn't why.   Drunk is good, however you do it.
 
2013-04-26 10:01:02 PM  

NewportBarGuy: So, I should stop drinking sterno?


Not if you want to survive an attack by an alien virus
 
2013-04-26 10:10:30 PM  
bacardi 151 is liquid evil
 
2013-04-26 10:23:09 PM  
gin makes them sad. Why is that?

Because it tastes like drinking Pine-Sol.
 
2013-04-26 10:31:47 PM  

syrynxx: gin makes them sad. Why is that?

Because it tastes like drinking Pine-Sol.


Well, bad gin does.
 
2013-04-26 10:35:36 PM  
I made mead a few times. It makes you tell stories, dance around, and next morning you have no memories or hangover.
 
2013-04-26 10:36:55 PM  
Well wine does make me all happy until I pass out. I think that's the sugar. Hard liqueur hits me quicker but that's only because I can drink it faster than beer.
 
2013-04-26 10:40:05 PM  
No question.  Tequila, I'm 8' ft tall and invisible and take all my clothing off.  Whiskey, I'm cool over here, don't hurt me I'm just chillin'.  Vodka: ' Show me your tits you biatch.'
 
2013-04-26 10:42:13 PM  
Gin is definite panty pealer.  One thing to note is that the temperature of the alcohol can make a big difference in how it hits you.  Chilling a white wine to a very cold level takes away the alcohol taste, so sorority girls drink a bunch before it warms in their stomachs and hits them hard. So I'm told.
 
2013-04-26 10:43:45 PM  
I don't know if it was a different kind of drunk, but the few times I got drunk off of tequila, I usually make much worse decisions than when I drank anything else.
 
2013-04-26 10:44:03 PM  
Yes, liquor gets me embarrassingly wasted.
 
2013-04-26 10:44:32 PM  
scotch = drink entire bottle
wine = death

That's for me at any rate.
 
2013-04-26 10:44:35 PM  
Some kinds will get you girl drink drunk.
 
2013-04-26 10:46:42 PM  

cj1319: I don't know if it was a different kind of drunk, but the few times I got drunk off of tequila, I usually make much worse decisions than when I drank anything else.


Did you ever wake up in the fountain of your apt complex with just one boot and a pair of tighty whites on and nothing else? Agave is evil.
 
2013-04-26 10:48:24 PM  

SpikeStrip: bacardi 151 is liquid evil


Yes. Yes it is. Funny how it doesn't taste so strong after you put a decent primer on.
 
2013-04-26 10:50:18 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I disagree, because of a drunk phone call I got from some hotel in Spain a few years ago.

My best friend was part of a school trip in 2004 or so (their college had one of those strange J-terms, and the trip was technically for a couple hours' credit), and they had been doing shots of absinthe.  Some freshman who was a real right-wing douchebag had been running his mouth at the bar, and decided it would be a real good idea to say "Fransicco Franco had the right idea."  My friend, who was too drunk to reasonably walk upright, had to grab the little shiat and fireman's carry his ass out of the bar a step ahead of the rapidly-forming angry mob.  Thankfully it was only about 8PM here, but I get this call from what can only be described as the drunk in a traditional Irish novel.  It took me ten minutes to ascertain the words "absinthe", and "Generalissimo Franco"; naturally that just raised more questions.

Bottom line is, liquor may be liquor, but the green fairy is nothing to fark with.


This.

/killed a 5th last Saturday night and ended up in the dungeon of a castle.

//completely true.
 
2013-04-26 10:50:47 PM  

jaylectricity: I find that gin farks me up more than bourbon...because it's clear and easy to swallow straight.

Rum gives me a warm buzz because I usually just mix it with so much fruit juice that I go into a diabetic coma.


Clear liquors are easier to drink straight than darker ones for you?

Odd. Or maybe I'm odd.
 
2013-04-26 10:50:55 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Mugato: Yeah, when someone says that tequila does one thing and the same volume of vodka does another, it's probably because they remember specific times that they had certain drinks and behaved differently based on other circumstances. Booze is booze.

Tequila makes me throw up in the back yard of my college apartment then pass out while still outside. It also makes me continue puking and eventually causes my eye to be cemented shut due to...you know what? I'm just going to stop now. Suffice it to say I abstained from tequila for almost 20 years.

Mods, if that's TMI feel free to delete.


My 21st involved many tequila poppers, there is a 3 day vacuum memory wise, apparently most of the crowd was keeping up, 'cause none of them have any details either...
 
2013-04-26 10:50:56 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Some kinds will get you girl drink drunk.


I still use the "no 'splanations necessary" line to this day.
 
2013-04-26 10:51:44 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: cj1319: I don't know if it was a different kind of drunk, but the few times I got drunk off of tequila, I usually make much worse decisions than when I drank anything else.

Did you ever wake up in the fountain of your apt complex with just one boot and a pair of tighty whites on and nothing else? Agave is evil.


Got that beat.  Woke up on a Sunday morning on the front lawn of a church, with the bells ringing and people heading inside for services, all looking at me.  All courtesy of lots of saki.
 
2013-04-26 10:52:09 PM  
Fortified wine is the shiat if you want to go completely off the rails.  "Great White" aka Shark Piss, a fortified white wine out of Nova Scotia, will twist your cap back.  An elixir of strange powers, it enables those who imbibe to speak in tongues, smell various colors and shrug off harm as though an angel rests on their shoulder.  It's red wine equivalent in my neck of the woods is "Kellys" - which carries a similar effect with the the major difference being that it induces pyromania.
 
2013-04-26 10:52:24 PM  
Coffee makes you poop.
 
2013-04-26 10:53:46 PM  
I'm not saying it's the tokillya that makes you do stupid things but it's not called tokillya for nothing

The smoothest, most mellow drunk I've ever had is apple pie moonshine.  31 proof aged 7 days and served in a quart jar.  You're ok until you try to stand upfalldown
 
2013-04-26 10:57:55 PM  
there's a reason why I no longer drink tequila or whiskey anymore

down to rum, gin, and beer for me
 
2013-04-26 10:58:17 PM  
I learned this fall that I'm allergic to gin, as a result of my stupid cedar allergy. Which I'm ok with as I rarely drank it anyway.

/love tequila
//straight, warm, no salt no lime
///Corralejo Reposado
 
2013-04-26 10:58:27 PM  
I have mostly heard that tequila will unleash the beast and make you sick, any other genre is mixed expectations. I think that most all drinkers are building their expectations 10% on logic and 90% on expectations and "what happened those few times."

There was a unscientific page somewhere "showing" that Night Train makes you sleepy and Mad Dog does not, then they had to build a little dike around the NT victim...
 
2013-04-26 10:58:37 PM  
I think a LOT of it has to do with what you think about the particular liquor before you drink it. I know SO many people that say they are a "mean" drunk on tequila. I think so many people hear that, that when they drink it they think being an arsehole is fine, so they are. Then later it's.... see! tequila makes me mean! At one point I could drink tequila like water, and because it was my preference, it was often the main drink at get-togethers. I was around many of those "tequila makes me a mean drunk" people and saw no difference.

I know the first time I had Jagermeister though, I had 3 shots and was gone - carried out of the bar by my boyfriend and came to much later saying "what happened?" and I was a very experienced drunk at that time.

And I don't think Absinthe counts since it has some kind of hallucinogen in it. It's why it was banned for so long.
 
2013-04-26 10:59:15 PM  
www.imperfectenjoyment.com

Mmm Mmm, biatch!
 
2013-04-26 10:59:52 PM  
Science "all alcohol is alcohol" guy... bite me... booze is typically about 40% alcohol... but the 60% has no effect at all? the mix beyond that has no influence?
 
2013-04-26 11:02:28 PM  

Revek: No just different kinds of sick.


That's what I was thinking.  I can't take a beer pitcher hangover anymore these days but can drunk as fark on midshelf (the triple+-distilled kind like Svedka, Skyy, etc.) vodak and be fine, most of the time, the next day.
 
2013-04-26 11:02:40 PM  

rattchett: Fortified wine is the shiat if you want to go completely off the rails.  "Great White" aka Shark Piss, a fortified white wine out of Nova Scotia, will twist your cap back.  An elixir of strange powers, it enables those who imbibe to speak in tongues, smell various colors and shrug off harm as though an angel rests on their shoulder.  It's red wine equivalent in my neck of the woods is "Kellys" - which carries a similar effect with the the major difference being that it induces pyromania.


LoL, I had a friend whose grand mom made muscadine wine, for extra kick she added Jack Daniels. Well, those old ladies knew how to make some Jesus juice, well it'd leave ya praying for mercy.
 
2013-04-26 11:03:02 PM  

sno man: booze is typically about 40% alcohol... but the 60% has no effect at all? the mix beyond that has no influence?


Why should it?
 
2013-04-26 11:04:08 PM  
Hmmm, gin. That's the tonic.
 
2013-04-26 11:07:11 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: NewportBarGuy: So, I should stop drinking sterno?

Not if you want to survive an attack by an alien virus


Hyperventilating is probably better for your liver.
 
2013-04-26 11:07:14 PM  
Tequila once made me kill a man in Juarez.
 
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