Alcohol for the first time Watch
I’ve never drank alcohol before because I come from a religious family (muslims).
But now that I’m moving out and am finally free I’m excited to try it.
So I’m wondering what I should start with. Like what would I order at a club or bar or wherever uni people drink. Also, although I do want to get drunk, I’ve seen too many videos of it and don’t want to get drunk my first time drinking. I want to get drunk for the first time in private with a few friends not in public like at a club or something.
So how much should I drink and what kinds of drinks.
Would I be able to feel myself starting g to become drunk so I know to stop or does it just hit you at once.
Also do you only get hangovers if you’ve been drunk or does drinking any alcohol give you a hangover.
Sorry for writing so much but I honestly have no clue about any of these things. And I really want to have fun whilst being safe.
In terms of actual advice with drinking, everyone has their own limits but some drinks are stronger than others. Common alcoholic drinks include:
- beer/cider: normally about 4% alcohol (quite low) so can be a good drink to start, plus cider is quite sweet meaning it’s got a nice taste
- wine: normally about 10-12% (moderate), white and rosé tend to be more popular with students I find
- spirits e.g. vodka/gin: these are high percentage (30-40%) so be careful! Normally mixed with a soft drink (e.g. lemonade or orange juice) which can mask the alcohol which is something to be wary of. Cocktails are mixed drinks with spirits and other drinks (soft drinks, syrups etc) which taste lovely but again, have quite a high alcohol content so be careful as it’s easy to drink a lot do cocktails (because they taste nice) and not actually realise how much alcohol you’re drinking!
You will know when the alcohol starts to hit you - as I say, alcohol affects people differently but for a first time drinking your tolerance will be pretty low. It’s likely after 1/2 drinks you’ll feel ‘tipsy’, so you might feel a bit more giggly, a little dizzy, generally quite chatty and more outgoing. After a few more, you start to get into more drunk territory, so I’d recommend just having a couple of drinks to get used to feeling tipsy and then build up your tolerance.
Hangovers really only happen when you’ve drunk a lot of alcohol, and especially if you’ve been drinking spirits. Aim to have a glass of water after every alcoholic drink and that will a) help prevent a hangover and b) help you moderate your drinking.
Stay safe, and enjoy!
I also come from a religious family and have tried it and it mostly tastes horrible, apart from certain ciders which are more like a soft drink that I'm used to. Can't say I've ever craved getting drunk though, but it's your life I guess. Beer is quite bitter and the rest taste like some sort of medicine with a strong aftertaste.
I don’t think I got drunk. I felt weird but I think that’s probably due to the four double shot expressos I drank.
I always went to a club.
The experience was surreal with all the light and loud noise. I felt pretty good there.
So all in all today was a fun day. Although I don’t think I’ll be drinking much in the future. I’ve decided I have no intention of getting super drunk. So a few pre drinks on days I go clubbing is all I’ll do I think.
Thanks for the help everyone.