New Research Says The Order In Which You Drink Alcohol Doesn’t Affect Your Hangover

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“Beer before liquor, never been sicker, liquor before beer, you’re in the clear.”

We’ve all heard it.

Also, one I’m not as used to, “wine before beer, you’re in the clear.”

New research from the Journal of American Clinical Nutrition concluded that this was all sorta bullshit. Obviously, and I could of told you this, what matters most is the quantity of booze you drink, not the order.

“We didn’t find any truth in the idea that drinking beer before wine gives you a milder hangover than the other way around,”Jöran Köchling told CNN. Köchling is a researcher at Witten/Herdecke University, and lead the study.

I have a terrible habit of mixing alcohol during a day of drinking. First it’s beer, then whiskey, then beer, then maybe tequila, then something sweet by accident, then more beer, and maybe whatever else gets thrown at me, until I say “shit, this was a bad idea.” You can just feel the liquids all intermingling for the hangover of death.

I’m just happy to know my lack of order never mattered, and I will continue on that path. Cheers.

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h/t Bustle

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A beer bottle on a dock