Drink Responsibly

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Hey y'all, it's your Husk. I'm turning 21 on the 20th and my cousins and older sis are gonna "kidnap" me and my twin sis to go clubbing and try out our first legal drink. We talked about it and I think I might enjoy just a simple rum & Coca-Cola and definitely avoid the Adios and Hennessey. What's y'all's favorite drink to enjoy responsibly?


Whiskey and coke or Malibu and pineapple juice, either split 1:1. Midori sours are also pretty nice, as are mojitos-- and you can make them with all kinds of stuff, like strawberries. If it's your first drink I'd maybe look more towards lower ABV drinks so you can get a feel for what you can handle. Going too hard too fast isn't fun.


Orange juice.

Underage and admin?! *thinking*


Alcoholic Piña colada is pretty neat. It's coconut milk and pine apple with a shot of rum. I would also recommend anything that's fruity as fuck. Those cocktails are usually the tastiest.


Sugar increases absorption of alcohol into the blood.
Alcohol has delayed effect, the glass of x you drink now only starts having effect like half an hour later.
Make sure you eat your dinner before you go out drinking.


What DelurC said, and I also suggest not drinking any water (or anything, really) if you get sick from drinking. Anything you ingest after that will only come straight up violently.

Make sure to have painkillers, light food, and clear water the day afterwards, and don't have anything you know will make you sick after (or during) drinking. Hangovers and poisoning isn't going to go away that fast, so you're going to be resting for a bit.

And, finally, if you can drink with a bartender or friend who knows BLS (Basic Life Support) it'll help greatly; if you vomit profusely, gag on any food or object in your throat, or pass out, they can take appropriate actions. I will not stress how important it was that I took a class, my aunt and my brother individually got drunk to the point of sickness and needed a third party intervention, and it was not fun for anyone else around.

Other than that, happy early 21st birthday!

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DelurC said:
Underage and admin?! *thinking*

Underage is under 18. he hasn't been underage in several years.

Can't speak for drink you'd get in a club. I, when I turned 21 had a grasshopper--delightful minty ice cream sort of thing. I like mint :D Also things like strawberry daiquiris. But, most often, just a few sips of a frozen margarita. :)

I don't drink too much-- My husband and I both agree that keeping anything more than a few bottles of Smirnoff around the house isn't a good idea.

Actually not all that certain what drunk feels like-- the one time people made effort to get me there, I didn't notice too much. Except the hangover the next day. Or maybe that was ex-roommate trying to poison me... she was the one who decided we needed to rearrange the livingroom that day...

Also, stay hydrated :) and always keep an eye on your drink. :)


You Americans are funny. Don't try to gulp a whole bottle single-handedly and you'll be fine.

What's y'all's favorite drink to enjoy responsibly?

Beer? That's not what you're going for anyway.


Try not to make a habit out of it. Seriously.


I HATE the taste of alcohol, it overwhelms my mouth, so if I do get any drinks on rare occasion I get the frutiest, sweetest drinks. The sweetness pretty much covers the entirety of the alcohol taste.


Cider, most alcohol makes me throw up immediately and for some reason I can drink cider just fine, although I've never tried a really fruity cocktail.


Siral_Exan said:
What DelurC said, and I also suggest not drinking any water (or anything, really) if you get sick from drinking. Anything you ingest after that will only come straight up violently.

On the contrary water is good, as the alcohol is the polar opposite of it.

Vomiting is also good, it's a defense mechanism.


Root beer. If I drink alcohol, my medication will kill me.

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For some clarification drinking water will help counter a potential hangover. Hangover aren't fun.

It is good to try and avoid throwing up, but your body DOES throw up for a reason. :)


Siral_Exan said:
What DelurC said, and I also suggest not drinking any water (or anything, really) if you get sick from drinking. Anything you ingest after that will only come straight up violently.

Make sure to have painkillers, light food, and clear water the day afterwards, and don't have anything you know will make you sick after (or during) drinking. Hangovers and poisoning isn't going to go away that fast, so you're going to be resting for a bit.

And, finally, if you can drink with a bartender or friend who knows BLS (Basic Life Support) it'll help greatly; if you vomit profusely, gag on any food or object in your throat, or pass out, they can take appropriate actions. I will not stress how important it was that I took a class, my aunt and my brother individually got drunk to the point of sickness and needed a third party intervention, and it was not fun for anyone else around.

Other than that, happy early 21st birthday!

Thanks for the tips. I ain't trying to get drunk but it's good to be informed.

hslugs said:
You Americans are funny. Don't try to gulp a whole bottle single-handedly and you'll be fine.

Beer? That's not what you're going for anyway.

Ehh, I work around beer too much and I've been told it tastes how it smells. I'm a newb :V

SnowWolf said:
Also, stay hydrated :) and always keep an eye on your drink. :)

Always hydrated, good fam. My drink will be supervised at all times

Ratte said:
Whiskey and coke or Malibu and pineapple juice, either split 1:1. Midori sours are also pretty nice, as are mojitos-- and you can make them with all kinds of stuff, like strawberries. If it's your first drink I'd maybe look more towards lower ABV drinks so you can get a feel for what you can handle. Going too hard too fast isn't fun.

Oh yeah, I want to have a good time but not overdo it. Good tips are the good stuff

NotMeNotYou said:
Alcoholic Piña colada is pretty neat. It's coconut milk and pine apple with a shot of rum. I would also recommend anything that's fruity as fuck. Those cocktails are usually the tastiest.

I love me some drinks with some fruit in it. I'll try those out in the near future.


DelurC said:
On the contrary water is good, as the alcohol is the polar opposite of it.

Vomiting is also good, it's a defense mechanism.

Purposely inducing vomiting is not good for you. Drinking water will induce vomiting if you are sick from alcohol, even if it is the "polar opposite", and you will not stop vomiting until the water is gone.

The acid in your stomach will damage your throat if you don't stop it, and the sphincter will weaken if you self induce vomiting. When that happens for too long, you will lose your gag reflex and risk choking on your own vomit, especially if you try to breathe in directly after vomiting. And unless you can get a full blown doctor to extract the vomit, vomitus in your lungs will damage said lungs until removed. There can also be permanent damage depending on how much stomach acid you evacuate.


rhyolite said:
Try not to make a habit out of it. Seriously.

Definitely. I'll do my best


Siral_Exan said:
What DelurC said, and I also suggest not drinking any water (or anything, really) if you get sick from drinking. Anything you ingest after that will only come straight up violently.

Make sure to have painkillers, light food, and clear water the day afterwards, and don't have anything you know will make you sick after (or during) drinking. Hangovers and poisoning isn't going to go away that fast, so you're going to be resting for a bit.

And, finally, if you can drink with a bartender or friend who knows BLS (Basic Life Support) it'll help greatly; if you vomit profusely, gag on any food or object in your throat, or pass out, they can take appropriate actions.

I don't think this advice is all that applicable; it doesn't sound like he's trying to get blackout drunk or die of alcohol poisoning on his first drinking day.

Water is important during drinking to decrease the concentration of the alcohol inside the stomach and to ensure it doesn't diffuse into the blood too quickly, which ensures that your liver has enough time to process it without creating the hangover poisoning in the first place. This is also why it's recommended to have food first: More contents inside the stomach to slow down alcohol absorption rate and less desire to actually drink alcohol to quench the stomach.

Beyond that everyone should have either first aid or BLS training, it's just smart to have in general.

Siral_Exan said:
Purposely inducing vomiting is not good for you. Drinking water will induce vomiting if you are sick from alcohol, even if it is the "polar opposite", and you will not stop vomiting until the water is gone.

The acid in your stomach will damage your throat if you don't stop it, and the sphincter will weaken if you self induce vomiting. When that happens for too long, you will lose your gag reflex and risk choking on your own vomit, especially if you try to breathe in directly after vomiting. And unless you can get a full blown doctor to extract the vomit, vomitus in your lungs will damage said lungs until removed. There can also be permanent damage depending on how much stomach acid you evacuate.

Stomach acid is the most dangerous to your body when it's undiluted, drinking water makes the concentration go down and reduce the damage it does while going out the unintended way. But drinking in moderation and ensuring you don't consume a ton of alcohol on an empty stomach will prevent vomiting in the first place, so this entire spiel is a moot point.

TL;DR: Drink responsibly, don't go past your limits, only drink on a full stomach and stay hydrated before, during, and after drinking, and you'll have a pleasant experience devoid of vomiting up anything.

TheHuskyK9 said:

Ehh, I work around beer too much and I've been told it tastes how it smells. I'm a newb :V

There are actually very sweet beers, but those also smell sweet. If something smells interesting have a sip and see if you like it. The amount of beer available is staggering, even in the US. Do stay away from cheap beer, though. That stuff is dubbed "horse piss" for very good reasons: They value alcohol content over taste and are only good for getting drunk quickly and cheaply. You usually fare better with something locally brewed, slightly more expensive but at least it'll have a taste other than warm piss.


NotMeNotYou said:
I don't think this advice is all that applicable; it doesn't sound like he's trying to get blackout drunk or die of alcohol poisoning on his first drinking day.

Water is important during drinking to decrease the concentration of the alcohol inside the stomach and to ensure it doesn't diffuse into the blood too quickly, which ensures that your liver has enough time to process it without creating the hangover poisoning in the first place. This is also why it's recommended to have food first: More contents inside the stomach to slow down alcohol absorption rate and less desire to actually drink alcohol to quench the stomach.

Beyond that everyone should have either first aid or BLS training, it's just smart to have in general.

Stomach acid is the most dangerous to your body when it's undiluted, drinking water makes the concentration go down and reduce the damage it does while going out the unintended way. But drinking in moderation and ensuring you don't consume a ton of alcohol on an empty stomach will prevent vomiting in the first place, so this entire spiel is a moot point.

TL;DR: Drink responsibly, don't go past your limits, only drink on a full stomach and stay hydrated before, during, and after drinking, and you'll have a pleasant experience devoid of vomiting up anything.

I'm parroting what has been taught to me. "Water induces vomiting; vomiting with food can cause you to choke; past choking, vomiting diminishes your gag reflex, making you more susceptible to 'breathing' in solids and liquids, causing them to enter your lungs; solids and liquids in your lungs causes damage to your lungs no matter where they came from, excluding medicinal liquids injected (which BLS and EMTs can't inject); and, finally, self induced vomiting or the swallowing/expulsion of air causes worse damage than accidental vomiting or the expulsion of air naturally (casual burping)."

And I've had experienced drinkers get black out drunk, I'm warning a person who doesn't know their limits what to avoid so they don't suffer what takes out even the healthiest people. Alcohol is not a joke, it can be deadly when people don't know what they're doing. The usual course of action is to let it (alcohol poisoning or a hangover) pass by without forced intervention, any intervention that is not done appropriately will cause more harm than good, and most people don't even know how to appropriately drink water (even when not drunk).

I'd suggest avoiding hard liquor until you know how much soft liquor it takes to get you drunk, but your first time drinking shouldn't knock you down unless you're unsupervised. But friends can also be dumbasses, suggesting more liquor or large, tough foods, hence my advice.


Siral_Exan said:
I'm parroting what has been taught to me. "Water induces vomiting; vomiting with food can cause you to choke; past choking, vomiting diminishes your gag reflex, making you more susceptible to 'breathing' in solids and liquids, causing them to enter your lungs; solids and liquids in your lungs causes damage to your lungs no matter where they came from, excluding medicinal liquids injected (which BLS and EMTs can't inject); and, finally, self induced vomiting or the swallowing/expulsion of air causes worse damage than accidental vomiting or the expulsion of air naturally (casual burping)."

Water doesn't induce vomiting, where the did you learn that? The rest is basically just fear mongering about the worst case scenario that can happen. This is basically like placing a warning sign from a beach known for freak currents inside a shower stall. It is possible, that's true, but chances of drowning in a shower stall are much smaller than drowning in an ocean.

Besides all that "self induced vomiting [...] causes worse damage than [...] casual burping", are you sure you remember this warning right? That entire thing seems impractical and more like teaching abstinence as a valid form of birth control. Your advice of "no water during drinking" has a higher risk of leading to alcohol poisoning than keeping hydrated does to needing to vomit.

Siral_Exan said:
And I've had experienced drinkers get black out drunk, I'm warning a person who doesn't know their limits what to avoid so they don't suffer what takes out even the healthiest people. Alcohol is not a joke, it can be deadly when people don't know what they're doing. The usual course of action is to let it (alcohol poisoning or a hangover) pass by without forced intervention, any intervention that is not done appropriately will cause more harm than good, and most people don't even know how to appropriately drink water (even when not drunk).

No experienced drinker gets blackout drunk on accident unless they caved to peer pressure, ignored instructions on their medication, or drastically underestimated the alcohol contents of their drinks. This simply doesn't happen on accident. Getting blackout drunk takes work, you don't just accidentally down 10 shots of whiskey in half an hour, or similar.
And yes, I speak as someone who lives in a place where dying of alcohol poisoning at 14 is nothing new, who has had helped his drunk friends home at 15, and has been around drunks since forever.

However, this brings up a very important point: A lot of medications out there get affected by alcohol, and usually quite negatively. If you (@TheHuskyK9) has any medication double check that you can actually use it while under the influence, or if there is anything else that you need to be aware of. Some medication drastically lowers the point at which alcohol poisoning will occur, and that can get deadly very quickly.

Siral_Exan said:
But friends can also be dumbasses

I agree with this wholeheartedly. Peer pressure is the silent killer in most alcohol related deaths for young people (at least in Germany). If your friends push you to drink they are not your friends. Go home (call yourself an uber or cab if needed) if your friends push you to drink more than you're comfortable with.
I can not stress this enough.

Siral_Exan said:
most people don't even know how to appropriately drink water (even when not drunk).

Do you actually read what you write? Do you actually, unironically believe what you wrote there?


My personal favorite? A White Russian.

It's smooth, creamy, and filling with the right dinner to go along with it.


NotMeNotYou said:

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Water doesn't induce vomiting, where the did you learn that? The rest is basically just fear mongering about the worst case scenario that can happen. This is basically like placing a warning sign from a beach known for freak currents inside a shower stall. It is possible, that's true, but chances of drowning in a shower stall are much smaller than drowning in an ocean.

Besides all that "self induced vomiting [...] causes worse damage than [...] casual burping", are you sure you remember this warning right? That entire thing seems impractical and more like teaching abstinence as a valid form of birth control. Your advice of "no water during drinking" has a higher risk of leading to alcohol poisoning than keeping hydrated does to needing to vomit.

No experienced drinker gets blackout drunk on accident unless they caved to peer pressure, ignored instructions on their medication, or drastically underestimated the alcohol contents of their drinks. This simply doesn't happen on accident. Getting blackout drunk takes work, you don't just accidentally down 10 shots of whiskey in half an hour, or similar.
And yes, I speak as someone who lives in a place where dying of alcohol poisoning at 14 is nothing new, who has had helped his drunk friends home at 15, and has been around drunks since forever.

However, this brings up a very important point: A lot of medications out there get affected by alcohol, and usually quite negatively. If you (@TheHuskyK9) has any medication double check that you can actually use it while under the influence, or if there is anything else that you need to be aware of. Some medication drastically lowers the point at which alcohol poisoning will occur, and that can get deadly very quickly.

I agree with this wholeheartedly. Peer pressure is the silent killer in most alcohol related deaths for young people (at least in Germany). If your friends push you to drink they are not your friends. Go home (call yourself an uber or cab if needed) if your friends push you to drink more than you're comfortable with.
I can not stress this enough.

Do you actually read what you write? Do you actually, unironically believe what you wrote there?

At this point, my arguments can only boil down to statistics vs results, all from third party sources, except I can say "yes, people don't even know how to drink water", but I'm chalking that up to personal experience.

So many people that I've witnessed, family and strangers alike, have choked on water that it isn't funny. I can only speculate that they took too big of a gulp; my family has so many straws that they partially fills a drawer (with cup lids being the other factor), even in my extended family. But, again, it's probably just my bad experiences that they have to choke on it before they get it right the second time around.


TheHuskyK9 said:
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We talked about it and I think I might enjoy just a simple rum & Coca-Cola and definitely avoid the Adios and Hennessey.

Not ordering 1 bourbon, 1 scotch and 1 beer. Sad

What's y'all's favorite drink to enjoy responsibly?

At home, anything with alcohol. Out at a bar, Jameson or Jack on the rocks( If you ask for it "neat" you'll most likely trip out the bartender and end up with a single shot anyway).

Ratte said:
Whiskey and coke 1:1.

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If it's your first drink I'd maybe look more towards lower ABV drinks so you can get a feel for what you can handle. Going too hard too fast isn't fun.

This. Also, like others have mentioned, eat a good meal(nothing to heavy) and have some water between drinks.

NotMeNotYou said:
I would also recommend anything that's fruity as fuck. Those cocktails are usually the tastiest.

Boo this man

TheHuskyK9 said:

Ehh, I work around beer too much and I've been told it tastes how it smells. I'm a newb :V

All alcohol taste like it smells, delicious .


NotMeNotYou said:
However, this brings up a very important point: A lot of medications out there get affected by alcohol, and usually quite negatively. If you (@TheHuskyK9) has any medication double check that you can actually use it while under the influence, or if there is anything else that you need to be aware of. Some medication drastically lowers the point at which alcohol poisoning will occur, and that can get deadly very quickly.

Also, coffee will not make you less drunk. It will just make you a very awake drunk person.

Fully agree on the medication thing. If your medication is a depressant, one drink is like 10. If you take medicine that gets filtered through the liver, do! not! drink!


NotMeNotYou said:
However, this brings up a very important point: A lot of medications out there get affected by alcohol, and usually quite negatively. If you (@TheHuskyK9) has any medication double check that you can actually use it while under the influence, or if there is anything else that you need to be aware of. Some medication drastically lowers the point at which alcohol poisoning will occur, and that can get deadly very quickly.

I am a healthy husk


ThoughtCrime said:
Also, like others have mentioned, eat a good meal(nothing to heavy) and have some water between drinks.

I think we're going out to eat before clubbing, I think. Either way, I'm gonna be jolly and feast

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Have a great birthday, man :D Tell your sister Happy Birthday from one of the weirdos on your porn art site too :)

(I'd wait until closer to the date, but we all know I won't remember...)


don't be a fag bruh

drink till right before it'd make you sick


whiskey and coke

happy buttday


Being yer buttday, people will be trying to pour all sorts of absurd drinks down yer muzzle; beware of mixing alcohol types. There is an old rhyme to go with this:

Beer before liquor, get drunk quicker. Liquor before beer, the end is near.
Absorption rates of different alcohols ...

-try to find a type of booze or drink you like, and stick with it.

DelurC said:
Sugar increases absorption of alcohol into the blood...

-try rum and Coke Zero.

DelurC said:
... water is good, as the alcohol is the polar opposite of it.

-try to take a water between alcoholic beverages. You pee a lot, yet I find the hydration mitigates the hangover.

If I am going to sample the hard stuff, I stick to the clear alcohols which pair well with the hydration philosophy: vodka waters, gin and tonics, et.al.

Lastly, pace yerself. You have many dog-years ahead of you to find what you like, or do not.

Happy two-one, Kay-Nine.


get "something tasty and bright blue that will get me drunk" or "the girliest possible alcoholic drink you can make". those are at least what i like to order.