Sorry, But Wine Drunk & Tequila Drunk Are the Same Thing
“OMG, sorry I was such a bitch last night, you know how gin makes me get.”
If you’ve ever uttered a similar statement to the one above, I’m sorry, but you’re wrong. Wine drunk doesn’t make you horny and tequila drunk doesn’t make you fun, in fact all alcohol affects you the same, according to The Guardian.
From The Cut:
Plenty of people think of alcohol as a sort of personality-management tool — you may turn to X liquor when you want to be the liveliest version of yourself, or steer clear of Y drink if you want to avoid sulking in a corner of the bar — but the resulting effect is more a product of your own psyche than a result of the specific type of booze you’re drinking.
Pharmacologist Paul Clayton explained to The Guardian that all alcohol is really the same, whether you’re drinking champagne or whiskey. What really changes the “effect” is your personal mood, who you’re with, and where you’re at.
I mean, it kind of makes sense. Think about it. When you’re having a romantic evening with bae, you turn to wine. When you’re going out with the girls and want to dance your ass off, you turn to tequila.
Clayton expresses similar statements:
“If you’re doing tequila shot after tequila shot, you’re probably geared up for a wild night anyway. On the other hand, if you’re slowly working your way through a bottle of wine, odds are higher you’re settling in for a more mellow night — and, by extension, a more mellow drunk. Contrary to the way we see things, it’s the context, not the drink, that matters, because the context often determines the drink.”
What does this mean for you? That you can stop blaming tequila for making you a crazy bitch, because chances are you’d be the same crazy bitch if you drank an equal amount of beer that evening.
It also means you can stop avoiding certain drinks just because of one bad experience with them. Because if vodka made you a crying mess that one time, it was probably because you were having a shitty night and were in a bad place, not because of vodka itself.
With this in mind, go out this weekend and drink whatever the fuck you want. Because you’re worth it.