Skip to comments.Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker
Posted on 02/06/2013 1:36:03 PM PST by SMGFan
Looking to cut back on the calories in your cocktail by mixing, say, diet soda and rum? Well, get ready for the buzz.
According to the results of a new study, this combination will leave you drunker than if you'd mixed the liquor with a sugary, caloric mixer.
"Alcohol, consumed with a diet mixer, results in higher (BrAC) Breath Alcohol Concentrations as compared to the same amount of alcohol consumed with a sugar-sweetened mixer," says Cecile Marczinski, a cognitive psychologist who authored the new study.
Why? Turns out that sugar slows down the absorption of alcohol from the stomach to the bloodstream.
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
So you trade calories for drunkenness. Why is this article written in the debunking style?
Badly written headline or one given to showing a self evident truth. If one doesn’t mix alcohol with one’s diet soda, it would be extremely rare for the diet soda to make one drunk at all.
Umm....might make HER drunker. An isn’t that the point I’m after ?
Why didn’t someone tell me this, way back in my college days? Think of the money I could have saved!
Barney wrote it or Burt.
Well, I’m not as think as you drunk I am.
Which then leads to the mating call of the sorority members, “Aaahhhhmm sooo drunk”.
I’m not mixing good liquor (Elisha Craig 12 yo bourbon) with any soda. But if I was I certainly wouldn’t make it even worse using diet (gag) soda.
I remember when they thought alcohol with Gatorade would get you fried faster. Or how about the beer through a straw urban legend?
We used to have Malt Liquor on tap for all sorority functions. Just in case.
I use zero calorie ice cubes only. I get less drunk when I add zero calorie Coke? Is it just me or is there a dilution factor missing?
I completely reject this story.
I’ve done very, VERY scientific studies showing how I don’t get any different results while drinking, yet get drastically different hangover results. I remember getting blasted once after changing over to diet mixers (Jim Beam and Diet Coke specifically, better known as “Beamers”), and I was all, like, “weren’t we drinking last night?” We had to test this theory repeatedly, but the results were the same. They were all like, alike. Sugared mixers lead to deadly hangovers, and diet mixers makes you wonder if you even had a drink the night before.
The shot glass of beer every 30 seconds was effective.
This may be why women in general seem to instinctively prefer girly drinks that are all sugared up.
Q: What’s a sorority girl’s mating call?
A: “I’m so drunk...”
Q: What’s an ugly sorority girl’s mating call?
A: “I SAID... I’m so drunk!”
You could leave out the cola all together.
A woman should always know what she's putting in her body and any possible health effects. Unless it is a thirteen year old taking the morning-after pill or paying for an abortion at Planned Parenthood...
Does it really make you more drunk or does the diet soda just screw with the works of the breathalyzer device? Seems a bit vague.
Here! Here! I second that motion and drink to it.
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