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Alcohol Use During The Holiday Season: What TO Be Aware Of

Everyone right now is in the holiday spirit. Many diners spend the holiday with family and friends, and alcohol is often a part of the celebration. If people get caught up in the excitement, they may consume too much of alcohol. So as you try to enjoy the groove, please drink wisely.

Here Are Some Tips to Enjoy This Festive Season Safely.

  • Eat before drinking
  • Space your drinks
  • Never drink more than what you can handle
  • Alternate alcoholic drinks with water
  • Don’t be shy to refuse drinks that come your way.
  • Drink slower

Reasons Why You Need To Drink Moderatly

A study, published in Preventing Chronic Disease, found that excessive alcohol use shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years. Also, more than 30,700 people in America  died in 2014 from alcohol-related causes, including alcohol poisoning, the Washington Post reports, citing new federal data. Those causes did not include deaths from drunk driving or homicides committed while drunk.

Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It accounted for about 88,000 deaths each from 2006 to 2010, health officials said.

By not drinking too much and supporting community efforts to encourage others to not do so, you can reduce the risk of harm to yourself and others.

Enjoy the merry mood.

Absinthe

6 Strongest Alcoholic Beverages In The World That Would Knock You Down

If you’re an heavy drinker, and you think you have drank all kinds of liquor and can withstand it alcoholic effect, there are 11 strongest alcoholic beverages consumed by people all over the world that will knock you down. But I’m mentioning just 6. Their names are not familiar because they are mostly sold in Europe and America, but some of it can be seen at 5 star hotels in Nigerian or Africa. So in no particular order, they are;

Everclear This is considered as the world’s strongest alcoholic drink. It is a grain spirit. Everclear can contain 95 % or 190 proof of alcohol. This is manufactured and sold by the American spirit company, Luxco. This is truly colorless, odorless and tasteless (If you can actually find out what it tastes like without burning your tongue)

Everclear

Devil Springs Vodka This potent spirit is bottled at 80% ABV or 160 Proof. Best consumed in a cocktail with juices or ginger ale.

Devil spring vodka

Sunset Rum very strong over-proof Rum from Kingstown in the West Indies. This rum is a product of St. Vincent Distillers. It is a robust spirit with 84.5% alcohol and used to mix in cocktails. It is advised against drinking it as it is, as it may cause burns. I am sure that you would not be able to see the sunset clearly if you are downing this by the beach.

Sunset Rum

Pincer Vodka whose Shanghai Strength vodka is 88.8% ABV, is strong potent vodka from Scotland. Seriously? Would you give way to sipping a few more drinks of Scotch just for this drink? It’s Worth a try.

Pincer Vodka

Absinthe The spirit was banned in most of Europe and Americas during the prohibition period of 1913. Also known as a green fairy, the spirit was known to give you hallucinating effects. This is made with wormwood bark or Artemisia Absenthium, from where the name comes. Absinthes are available from 90 Proof (45% ABV) to 170 Proof (85% ABV). However, it has now been legalized after a lot of scrutinizing tests on the product. But I read this one is really deadly.. so please beware.

Absinthe

Stroh Rum The Austrian rum is bottled at 160 Proof or 80% Alcohol. Much stronger than the Bacardi 151, the Stroh is one of the oldest forms of Domestic Rum from Europe. They are spiced and not to be sipped straight, however, they are mixed to make punches and flaming cocktails.

Stroh Rum

It is always advisable taking a little shot to understand the effect first, before consuming your desired quantity.

Credit: drinkwire.liquor.com