Weed people will tell you different strains of pot will give you different types of high. You may be wondering, is that the same for booze? Does whiskey really make you frisky? And does getting wine drunk feel different than getting beer drunk?
In short, nope. “Alcohol is alcohol,” says Dr. Nicole Lee. It doesn’t matter what you’re drinking, what really matters is the alcohol’s strength, the amount you consume, your tolerance, the location where you’re drinking and other health factors can affect your experience.
It also turns out that “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” thing is also totally bogus. Dr. Jöran Köchling of the Faculty of Health at Witten/Herdecke University tested this hypothesis and found avoiding hangovers cannot be avoided “only drinking specific types alcohols.” So basically the new phrase should be “Drink all of the booze, spew all of the spews.”
So if you feel all the feels when you drink wine, it’s probably just because you’ve just got a lot going on. If you drink tequila and want to make out with everyone, you probably have a lot going on too. Dr. Lee notes, “People do feel different emotions when they drink, of course, but it’s all very individual and not to do with the type of drink.”