Liquor before beer, never fear? Sorry, no.
It doesn’t matter what way you mix beverages: drinking beverages with higher alcohol content after those with lower alcohol content or vice versa.
The overall view is they could complicate the function of the liver because of the varied additives and contaminates in different beverages and this does not diminish the effect of the alcohol on the system. If I want to avoid a hangover, you’d better stick with one drink for the night. If you mix, you increase your chances to have a terrible morning.
By the way there is a «proverbial wisdom» which also varies from country to country: English speakers have a saying «Liquor before beer, never fear», Russian people say «drinking wine after beer is queer» (Вино на пиво — диво).
Author: Stanislav Radchenko