Just as the thread title says, why doesn’t Everclear give me a hangover? At first it seems counterintuitive: 95% alcohol should equal a much worse morning than 40% alcohol. However, this isn’t the case. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I drink of it (well, without killing myself), I always wake up feeling fine. This is unlike alot of hard liquor, in which I feel terrible the next day. In addition, with Everclear I’ll sleep 6 hours and wake up more refreshed than I feel during a normal night’s sleep.
I have two theories:
Being 95% alcohol means it is only 5% impurities, whereas something that is 40% alcohol has lots more room for ‘bad stuff’.
Each shot of Everclear has to be mixed with a significant amount of juice, pop, or what-have-you. This means I am drinking more non-booze liquids, thereby staying more hydrated than I would by mixing weaker hard liquors with less mixer.
So what’s the deal?
And as an aside, this stuff should be legal in Michigan. It is wrong to have to make a 100-mile drive to Ohio to buy a $12 bottle of booze.