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Sobering news: coffee increases drunkenness
Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2009 | Richard Alleyne

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 ...


TOPICS: Education; Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alcohol; caffeine; coffee; vodka

1 posted on 12/09/2009 3:15:04 PM PST by george76
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To: george76
Reverse physiology for coffee producers
2 posted on 12/09/2009 3:18:41 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: george76

Only IF consumed as a combination with/after alcohol. Sheeesh. Judging by the title, you’d think Starbucks would have to apply for a liquor license.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 3:19:21 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: george76


Cheers!
4 posted on 12/09/2009 3:21:40 PM PST by mysterio
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To: george76

Now my life makes sense.


5 posted on 12/09/2009 3:22:41 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: george76

My buddy used to say, “Never give coffee to a drunk, ‘cause all you end up with is a wide-awake drunk!”


6 posted on 12/09/2009 3:23:36 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: george76

Jack and Coke was the drink of choice to get you hammered and keep you partying all night long when I was a young hard charging Infantryman partying with the German Girls. Can’t tell you how many times the bars closed down at 2am only to have a wake up at 5 am and PT run at 6.

Ever run in formation with 100 hungover, still drunk, half staggering, beer farting, off key singing, drunk guys? I did it for 40 months in Bamberg Germany and believe me, you have not lived until you have had the pleasure.


7 posted on 12/09/2009 3:23:47 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: mysterio

...mmm...in the blender with French Vanilla ice cream— a great holiday drink!


8 posted on 12/09/2009 3:24:18 PM PST by Palladin (FR: 1,276,405 jokes saved or created.)
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To: george76
I think I can hazard a guess as to why he needed the liver transplant in the first place.
9 posted on 12/09/2009 3:24:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: george76
Ooops...wrong thread.Sorry.
10 posted on 12/09/2009 3:27:59 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: mysterio

and Cream....White Russian. Good stuff. Always said I drank it “for my health”.


11 posted on 12/09/2009 3:32:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: george76

btt


12 posted on 12/09/2009 3:35:38 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL... Your liver post still kinda fit.


13 posted on 12/09/2009 3:41:42 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Panzerlied

Never give HOT coffee to a drunk because it can spill causing a burn that can’t be explained the next day.


14 posted on 12/09/2009 3:48:10 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: george76

The Russian technique for staying sober while drinking a lot of vodka. (from The Russian Blog)

One hour before the party.

1. Eat a couple of boiled potatoes.
2. Drinks one or two raw eggs.
3. Drink one or two table-spoons of olive oil. Sunflower oil will also do.
Thus it’s guaranteed that at the Russian party you will stay sober for at least one bottle of vodka. Raw eggs are the most important part of Russian pre-party preparations.

At the party.

1. If you start drinking vodka – drink only vodka. No beer or wine. No water or juice. Carbonated drinks are taboo.
2. Drink vodka only in shots. Never sip.
3. Eat immediately after taking a shot. Russian zakuskis are often translated as appetizers. That’s not quite correct. Zakuskis are something you ‘zakusyvayesh’ with after taking a shot of vodka. They are very important to neutralize alcohol. That’s why they all contain two most important alcohol neutralizers – acid and salt. The following sequence is recommended:

- immediately after taking a shot – two slices of lemon;
- then some salted cucumbers, pickles, marinated tomatoes or caviar.
- then something with a lot of oil: herring (traditionally with cold boiled potatoes and onion), sardines, or shproty (small smoked sprats in olive oil);
- then traditional Russian salads, like Oliviye or Herring with boiled beet and mayonnaise. Almost all Russian salads come under heavy mayonnaise dressing. Remember – acid, salt, eggs and oil. Ukrainians and Southern Russians prefer smoked lard with garlic but it’s a zakuska for professionals.

5. Zakuskis part of the party take about an hour – or something like 200 grams (4 shots) of vodka. Then comes “goryacheye” (hot dishes). Even though zakuskis could be very filling – you should eat goryacheye if you want not be become drunk.
6. Actively participate in intellectual talks around the table. Mental activity is probably the best method to keep you excited but sober. Try, for example, to drink two pints of beer while reading a philosophical book and see the result.
7. At the end of the party come tea and cakes. Don’t miss it too. This way you show your hosts that you’re survived the party without dire consequences.

Now in the course of 4 or 5 hours you drunk a bottle of vodka (500 grams) and you’re only slightly tight.

After the party.

1. Keep a small bottle of beer in refrigerator. Wake up at about 5 in the morning, drink your beer and go back to bed. It prevents hang-over in the morning.
2. If the early morning beer didn’t help (it usually does), drink a glass of brine from the jar you kept you pickles in.

Many Russians recommend taking a shot of vodka in the morning to fights hang-over. Don’t do it. It helps only alcoholics. If you’re not, it will make things worse.


15 posted on 12/09/2009 3:52:27 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sacajaweau
I have avoided white Russians due to the calories, but I had one this past Saturday and really enjoyed it.

Those cream drinks really pack the calories, but they taste amazing.
16 posted on 12/09/2009 3:59:17 PM PST by mysterio
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To: george76

They sure botched the title. The real title should be “Caffeine and alcohol...”.

I’m in agreement with the study. I don’t get as snoozy with Rum & Cokes.


17 posted on 12/09/2009 4:02:23 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: mysterio

I make my own Kahlua every Christmas only I make mine from 100 proof Smirnoff’s so it is a bit more potent.


18 posted on 12/09/2009 4:08:45 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: george76

Judgement impaired and awake enough to do something with it.


19 posted on 12/09/2009 4:15:24 PM PST by dangerdoc
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To: chris_bdba

How do you make it, if you don’t mind sharing the recipe?


20 posted on 12/09/2009 4:20:53 PM PST by mysterio
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To: mysterio

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 :

Khalua

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.


21 posted on 12/09/2009 4:39:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Interesting. I wondered what was in that. Thanks!


22 posted on 12/09/2009 4:46:06 PM PST by mysterio
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To: mysterio

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.

Kahlua

1 1/2 c brown sugar
2c water
1c sugar
1/2c instant coffee (not crystal type)

heat until sugar melts and mix is smooth
allow to cool to room temp

add:
3c vodka
2TBS vanilla

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!


23 posted on 12/09/2009 4:55:57 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I thought the Japanese were into ceremony!!!
24 posted on 12/09/2009 4:56:08 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: piasa

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! :)


25 posted on 12/09/2009 4:59:38 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Thank you for the recipe!


26 posted on 12/09/2009 5:13:04 PM PST by mysterio
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To: taxcontrol

“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!


27 posted on 12/09/2009 5:18:25 PM PST by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: mysterio

You are welcome and have an especially “merry” season. ;)


28 posted on 12/09/2009 5:30:00 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: george76

Since coffee doesn’t affect your drunkedness, why not try a shot of bourbon, maybe that will help..


29 posted on 12/09/2009 5:34:26 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Panzerlied

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.


30 posted on 12/09/2009 5:36:23 PM PST by goat granny
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To: mysterio

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...


31 posted on 12/09/2009 5:38:50 PM PST by goat granny
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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......


32 posted on 12/09/2009 5:41:02 PM PST by goat granny
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
does not sober you up -- and may actually further impair your judgement
Thanks george76. This was old news during the first season of the Drew Carey show. ;')
33 posted on 12/09/2009 6:33:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: chris_bdba

That does look good.


34 posted on 12/09/2009 6:34:07 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: goat granny

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.


35 posted on 12/09/2009 8:30:23 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
brumuy, I'm surprised at you!

(Translated: thanks, bookmarked for later.)

Cheers!

36 posted on 12/09/2009 9:09:01 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: george76

i m drnuk noW an justhadcofee andim fine.


37 posted on 12/09/2009 9:11:38 PM PST by FTJM
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Interesting. My family is Russian/Ukrainian and I’ve never heard this.


38 posted on 12/09/2009 9:19:52 PM PST by azishot
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To: taxcontrol
Oh Jeez, I remember those days. After PT, we went to the motorpool where I promptly crawled into my tank and fell asleep for the rest of the day... Platoon Sgt threatened to punish me by having me dig a big enough hole for the tank to be driven into... I said Fine, then what? Fill it up? Nothing ever happened....

I even remember drinking myself sober in those hazy days....

39 posted on 12/10/2009 12:48:49 AM PST by abigkahuna (Step on up folks and see the "Strange Thing" only a thin dollar, babies free)
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To: george76

B


40 posted on 12/10/2009 1:27:57 AM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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To: AFreeBird

What you really want to do is drink water...liquor suck the water from your brain...


41 posted on 12/10/2009 2:31:41 AM PST by gman992
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To: AFreeBird

What you really want to do is drink water...liquor sucks the water from your brain...


42 posted on 12/10/2009 2:32:02 AM PST by gman992
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