Australian Scientists: Drink Diet Mixers To Really Get Loaded

Sipping on that fluorescent green drink with the umbrella coming out of it makes you more than just a total fruit; it also makes you drunker.

In the sort of study that could only possibly be justified by Australians, researchers told attendees of (we swear to God) Digestive Disease Week 2006 that artificially sweetened booze thins the blood and makes you more inebriated. Or, probably more accurately:

    They found that artificial sweeteners found in such popular mixers as Diet Coke and sugar-free Red Bull lead to a high rate of alcohol absorption, resulting in a greater blood alcohol peak and concentration than from drinks made with sugar-based mixers.

If you’ve ever seen a frat girl spinning drunkenly around on a table, flashing her breasts at everyone after one diet appletini, there’s your reason, apparently.

Artificially sweetened booze packs more punch [MSNBC] (Thanks, JPac!)

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  1. Transuranic says:

    1. OMG I”M TOTALLY BREAKING MY DIET [slurp]

    2. OMG NEAVEH GIRL JUST HOLD MY HAIR BACK OK [blorghghg]

    3. [repeat]

  2. AcidReign says:

    …..I tried Seagrams and Dt. 7up once back around 1978, and it tasted so nasty that there was no way I’d have been able to drink enough to get drunk! Never messed with any diet mixers thereafter, except for tap water. Diet drinks are less foul/bitter these days. Kind of cool that they help you get drunk, too!

    …..Of course, these days, I often dispense with any mixer at all. Kind of a shame to mess up good Cuervo, Crown Royal or Wild Turkey with lesser fluids!

  3. Papercutninja says:

    I dunno..sugar-free Red Bull leaves me without a sugar crash, so i may have to try this.