Myth: Beer Is Less Intoxicating Than Other Alcoholic Beverages

Myth: Beer Is Less Intoxicating Than Other Alcoholic Beverages

The fact is that one 12-ounce can of beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or one average sized cocktail containing about 1 1/2 ounces of liquor are all equally intoxicating. Each alcoholic beverage is considered a standard drink containing about the same amount of alcohol.

Where the myth has some merit is if you were to drink 12 ounces of liquor compared to one 12-ounce can of beer. Then, yes, the 12 ounces of liquor might have you hugging a toilet bowl.

T, B. (2020, June 26). 9 Debunked Myths About Drinking Alcohol. Verywell Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/top-myths-about-drinking-alcohol-66517