Science Gives Logical Answer Why Mixing Energy Drinks And Vodka Turns You Into A Big Drunk Idiot

by 2 years ago

To be fair to people who drink energy drinks mixed with vodka, most alcoholic beverages turn people into a big, drunk idiots. But according to a new paper from the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, mixing vodka and energy drinks will amplify that stupidity.

Via Tonic:

Lead study author Audra Roemer, a research assistant at University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC, explained in a release that energy drinks conceal the effects of alcohol, which might make you do dumber shit than normal.

“Usually when you’re drinking alcohol, you get tired and you go home,” Roermer said. “Energy drinks mask that, so people may underestimate how intoxicated they are, end up staying out later, consume more alcohol, and engage in risky behavior and more hazardous drinking practices.” She described this as an “awake-drunk” state, and good luck talking your brother out of picking a fight with the guy who cut in front of him at the bar now that he’s wasted AND energized.

Makes sense. Energy drinks are loaded with caffeine. All that caffeine is going to keep your drunk ass from wanting to fall asleep. So you just keep the good times rolling. And we all know how that usually turns out.