A study conducted by Alcoholic.org revealed that drinking certain types of alcohol tends to result in a particular emotion. Alcoholic.org surveyed over 1,000 Americans in order to track down the range of emotions alcohol made them feel.
Out of the 1,000 participants, over 94% of men and women mostly felt happy when drinking alcohol.. What makes it interesting is when you compare those numbers to how many people feel disgusted when they drink. Over 45% of men feel disgusted when they drink, with women tailing close behind at 37%.
Wine, cocktails and Indian Pale Ales (IPA) were ranked the happiest drinks for men. As for women, we prefer cocktails and wine for our emotional pick-me-ups. Give me a Fuzzy Navel or a Midori Sour any time of night and you can bet I’ll be happy and content.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, some drinks tended to make us more sad and scared than others. Tequila, whiskey and gin were most commonly associated with negative emotions across the spectrum for both men and women. Vodka seemed to be a wild card in the bunch, so you might react a little differently.
With the holidays swiftly approaching, it wouldn’t hurt to find out which alcohol to avoid when during your family get-togethers. If you were planning on being a happy drunk this holiday season, I’d definitely stay away from the whiskey and gin.