The rise in dopamine levels due to the taste of beer was even higher with those with a family history of alcoholism.
Today’s cocktail culture traces its origins to 19th-century concoctions containing herbal extracts, spices and the bark of exotic trees dissolved in alcohol. Hawked as cure-alls for common ailments, bitters were sold as health tonics meant to calm frayed nerves, fight tropical disease and settle stomachs in an era before the government regulated medical claims.
Although they’ve faded from medical shelves as elixirs, they live on in cocktails, grandfathered into drinks in splashes and dashes to create some of the most memorable and enduring cocktails imaginable.
If you drink a lot of alcohol, drinking coffee might help safeguard your body against liver disease.
The law says don’t drink and drive for a reason — alcohol interferes with the connections to your brain’s visual and muscle control centers.
Gals down alcohol faster than guys
Male university students in Spain down more booze overall than their female counterparts, but in drinks-per-hour, the ladies are out-quaffing the guys, new research finds.