What alcoholic drinks/cocktails are less sedating?
March 28, 2010 4:28 PM Subscribe
What kinds of alcohol are least and most sedating? Whats a good strategy to enjoy a few drinks in an evening without the sedating effects? More details inside.
posted by anonymous to Food & Drink (29 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I find that when I'm socializing with friends and I drink wine or beer, the evening pretty much has to end within two hours and its such a bummer. As a result I am always one of the first people to leave a party or gathering. I really enjoy wine and beer but I hate how it makes me feel afterwards, particularly if I've had a few drinks, I can always feel it the next day. I am fully aware that because I take anti-depressants - wellbutrin (300mg) and fluoxetine (10mg) that alcohol is metabolized by the liver quicker. While I do drink in moderation, and am conscientious about eating and having a full stomach, staying hydrated, etc. I still end up having to end the evening early. I'd like to find a drink that doesn't make me drowsy so soon. Any suggestions? I'm female if it matters. Your anecdotal experience is welcome. If I were to ask my doctor she would flat out say do not drink. I would like to enjoy a drink or two with my friends on the weekend so I'm trying to work around that obvious solution.