Mixing drinks will make you tipsier
Alcohol is alcohol, whether you get it from beer, wine, hard liquor or a cocktail. Drunkenness does not depend on the accompanying compounds but the quantity of alcohol you drink. But don't get bottle-happy yet - mixing drinks could still cause a major stomach upset.
Alcohol has the same effect on everybody
There are many physical factors -- ranging from body weight, metabolism and body chemistry -- that affect a person's reaction to alcohol. Also, it has been scientifically proven that women get drunk faster than men. So, slow down, ladies!
A cold shower or a cup of coffee can sober you up
Time is the only factor that can remove alcohol from your body. A shower or a cup of coffee may prevent you from feeling sleepy, but they can't prepare you for the board meet ahead.
Beer is less intoxicating than other alcoholic beverages
Though beer has a lower percentage of alcohol than its harder counterparts such as whisky, rum or vodka, you are likely to get as intoxicated if you binge on it. And, weight-watchers beware! Beer has a higher calorie count.
Those who can "hold their liquor" stand a lower risk
Your ability to remain in control despite getting drunk does not mean that your body can handle alcohol better. It only shows that you have developed a tolerance for alcohol and are more likely to become dependent on it.
Eating a big meal before drinking will keep you sober
Drinking on a full stomach will only delay the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, not prevent it. Eating before you drink is not a defence against getting drunk - why don't you try kicking the bottle instead?