On my 21st birthday I woke up the next morning to hear glorious tales of my conquest against my liver the night before, full disclosure I remember nothing past 12:30 am. I had obviously been successful considering I spent the day puking out internal organs and battling the worst migraine of my life.
Hangovers are easily the worst part about having too good of a time and drinking in copious amounts, but what if I told you that you could drink and not have a hangover?
That’s right, a London scientist by the name David Nutt (Yes that’s actually his name), has created a synthetic alcohol that comes with no hangovers. If this sounds too good to be true, then you’re right, it is.
The first problem is that the United Kingdom has a severely negative opinion on synthetic drugs, and on top of that the cost of safety tests and regulations could reach around $12 million. Fear not though, this niche recreational drink has many positives that could make it a fan favorite across the world!
This synthetic alcohol would be revolutionary in the fact that it would not interact with any other receptors in your brain except for the GABA receptors which are responsible for the production of things like dopamine.
There are two variations that are ready to taste now and Dr. Nutt said:
”They go very nicely into mojitos. They even go into something as clear as a Tom Collins. One is pretty tasteless, the other has a bitter taste”.
I can’t wait to try this oddity one day but we shouldn’t be expecting it anytime soon as Dr. Nutt projects it to take over traditional alcohol by 2050.