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automagic
02-04-2011, 04:29 PM
When you mix a drink such as Jack and Coke or Rum and Coke does all the alcohol float to the top? My initial taste of a drink, that was just prepared, is of very strong alcohol and it seemingly gets weaker as I finish my drink. Is it the ice melting diluting the beverage, or perhaps I am just getting used to the taste of the alcohol. Please enlighten me.

silenus
02-04-2011, 04:33 PM
If the drink is properly mixed, the alcohol is evenly dispersed throughout the beverage. The reason you taste the alcohol during the initial sip and not so much later is due to dilution and satiation, as you surmise.

Omar Little
02-04-2011, 04:34 PM
That's what swizzle sticks are for.