MIXING ENERGY DRINKS AND VODKA COULD SEND YOU DOWN A VIOLENT RABBIT HOLE BETTER TO DO WHAT OUR EDITOR DOES: STICK TO WHISKY.
We’ve all suspected that drinking on our nights out makes us a tad stupid, but a new joint study from the University of Portsmouth and Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil says that when alcohol and energy drinks — like Red Bull — are mixed, it increases the risk of violence. However, the experiments were conducted on zebrafish, so this study doesn’t conclusively state that it will have the same effect on humans. But we don’t need science to tell us what has already been evident in real life — coward punches, verbal abuse, and every other stupid behaviour associated with heavy drinking is dumb. And in any case, why would you want to drink Red Bull and vodka when you’re out for night? There are plenty of better ways to enjoy your night out, in moderation.