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Picture how you feel the morning after you’ve indulged in a shot or two of whiskey. Now imagine that you had chased your whiskey with some tequila. It’s a cringeworthy thought—mixing alcohols like that can lead to a massive hangover the next day. Or so you’ve been told.
The idea that you’ll get a worse hangover if you mix different types of alcohol is a warning that we’ve all heard before. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. We spoke to experts to determine whether this claim is based in scientific fact, or whether it can be filed alongside “hair of the dog” in the anthology of dubious drinking advice. For the full investigation, head here.