Skip to comments.Sobering news: coffee increases drunkenness
Posted on 12/09/2009 3:15:03 PM PST by george76
Drinking coffee does not sober you up and may actually further impair your judgement, new research suggests.
The combination of alcohol and caffeine produces a potentially lethal mix that just makes it harder to realise you are actually drunk in the first place.
And the study published in Behavioural Neuroscience suggests popular caffeinated energy drinks could also raise risks from intoxication rather than lessen them.
"The myth about coffee's sobering powers is particularly important to debunk because the co-use of caffeine and alcohol could actually lead to poor decisions with disastrous outcomes.
"People who have consumed only alcohol, who feel tired and intoxicated, may be more likely to acknowledge that they are drunk.
"Conversely, people who have consumed both alcohol and caffeine may feel awake and competent enough to handle potentially harmful situations, such as driving while intoxicated or placing themselves in dangerous social situations."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Here’s a recipe someone gave me- might be a different one though. I haven’t had a chance to try it. It seems a bit “frugal” with the vanilla and chocolate to me :
Seeds from 1/4 of a vanilla bean
A 1/5 of vodka
2 C water
1/3 C instant coffee
2 t grated chocolate [not cocoa powder]
1 C white corn syrup
2 C sugar
Add vanilla bean and scraped out seeds to vodka, allow it to stand at least 24 hrs before removing the bean.
Brew 2 C water and instant coffee 3 minutes until good and hot
Add chocolate, corn syrup and sugar and stir well.
When cool, stir into vodka.
Interesting. I wondered what was in that. Thanks!
Here is my recipe it has been handed down a few generations and tastes exactly like the real thing. I keep an empty bottle on hand and just refill it.
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2c instant coffee (not crystal type)
heat until sugar melts and mix is smooth
allow to cool to room temp
makes about 1 quart recipe can be doubled and remember the higher the proof of vodka the better I like to use 100 proof Smirnoff’s but any brand will do. May be doubled or trippled.Enjoy!
Real Khalua doesn’t have chocolate in it only coffee. Please try the recipe I posted first and see what you think. Mine has been enjoyed for many years and I know it is a winner! :)
Thank you for the recipe!
“Ever run in formation with 100 hungover, still drunk, half staggering, beer farting, off key singing, drunk guys?”
Not a hundred, but 49 for sure in our flight. The looks on the faces of those people on the morning after the night before was priceless. We took bets on who would drop out and puke first. Running down the deserted runway at first light with weird sounds and groans...ah yes!
You are welcome and have an especially “merry” season. ;)
Since coffee doesn’t affect your drunkedness, why not try a shot of bourbon, maybe that will help..
My father use to say the same thing....also said if you sent a fool to college, all you get is an educated fool...We have all met them from time to time...most teach in universities.
My husband loved Kahlua and had a receipe to make his own...just as good as the best you could buy...You had to make sure your vanilla beans were really fresh...
My dad use to put raw eggs in his beer...sure looked yucky. I cannot stand beer to this day...never could figure out its popularity. Now great Bourbon, thats another story......
does not sober you up -- and may actually further impair your judgementThanks george76. This was old news during the first season of the Drew Carey show. ;')
That does look good.
Oh yes if you want to make your own vanilla it takes about 3 months. You need 4-5 fresh vanilla beans and a quart bottle of vodka or burbon. Open it drop the beans in and put it in a dark place and wait.
(Translated: thanks, bookmarked for later.)
i m drnuk noW an justhadcofee andim fine.
Interesting. My family is Russian/Ukrainian and I’ve never heard this.
I even remember drinking myself sober in those hazy days....
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