worst thing i have done when drunk was to keep drinking after i already knew i was done in.
Yeah, I learnt long ago, that if I drink beer until I can't drink beer any more. Then change to a spirit (can be different on different nights), say Scotch and Dry...if I get sick of that spirit, I shouldn't change again. People say it's the mixing etc that gets to you. That's bullocks. What gets to you is the amount of alcohol you consume if you drink different things.
If you have to change, odds are you've had enough! I still haven't learnt though when I'm drunk, so often keep changing drinks when everything starts going down like rusty nails, I'm bloated, full etc.
I do that like crazy. I often wake up to find that my blacked out self ordered and drank a bottle of wine even though I hadnt touched wine all night. I know mixing drinks is terrible, but I cant help it.
Apparently the real problems kick in when you mix grain based drinks (beer, whisky, vodka etc) with grape based drinks (wine, brandy, cognac etc), which unfortunately is my favourite thing to do.
It's worse to drink spirits than wine, assuming you're not getting any liquid from other sources.
Otherwise, agreed. I never understand when people complain something like they get a worse hangover from mixed drinks than beer. It just doesn't work that way. It's math.
Yeah that's wrong. The only reason it would be true is, again, because you're likely to drink more.
The tannins in red wine help make you MORE hungover.
White spirits have the least preservatives, and give you the least hang over, IF they're drank in the same amounts. That said, it depends. Cheap brands of some things are terrible. And Gin is known to be bad as well (again because of what is in it apart from water and alcohol).
90% of ALL alcoholic drinks is made up water + alcohol. The amount of alcohol you get obviously has a big impact on hangover, but the little amount of water (in ratio to alcohol) you're getting from them doesn't make much difference once the diuretic effect of alcohol kicks in (and you piss it all out).
It's the rest of the drinks that get you. Tannins in red wine are particularly bad (especially the high levels per gram of alcohol), but dark spirits often have high levels of similar chemicals.
Cheap spirits, cheap beer etc are often high in preservatives, which is why they cause hang overs (again the things you're drinking that AREN'T alcohol/water).
But basically, most stuff you read on hangovers is myth and wives tales made because of the result of how you drink when you do those things.
Eg. When you drink spirits, you usually consume MUCH more alcohol, faster, than if you drink wine. Therefore you feel worse the next day, hence people say spirits give you worse hangover.
Mixing drinks is the same. Generally when you mix, it's because you're sick of one drink, or you've ran out of one drink, and so change to another. Both are signs you've already drank quite a bit. It's not the mixing, it's the amount you're drinking in these cases.
The other part of mixing that can get you, is the number of different hangover causing chemicals you can have in your system. The more different drinks you have, the more chemicals you have in your system, the more likely you'll get one that effects you.