I maintain a full bar for entertaining. I think it’s part of being a good host, but I’m wondering if I haven’t kept up with the times. Should I stock Red Bull and similar beverages?
–ES, Chicago, IL
What a great question for summer entertaining!
According to a recent Atlantic Monthly article:
“Mixing an energy drink with alcohol might seem fairly innocuous, but has been linked with ugly tendencies. A 2013 study found that people were twice as likely to be involved in an alcohol-linked car wreck or a sexual assault if they consumed an energy-drink-and-alcohol cocktail, compared to those who drank just alcohol.”
- The FDA actually put a ban on the sale of pre-packakaged caffeine-and-alcohol drinks because the caffeine can mask alcohol’s effects with the result of a person drinking too much too fast.
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