What if you could drink your wine, beers or mixed drinks without having to worry about the hangover? British researcher David Nutt has created a new drink called "alcosyth" and claimed it will give you all the positive effects of alcohol without any of the draw backs. Say goodbye to the dry mouth, nausea and throbbing head that usually accompany a night of heavy drinking, and say hello to the substance that the researcher hopes will replace regular alcohol by 2050.
The professor from the Imperial College has patented roughly 90 varieties of the synthetic alcohol and is currently testing two of them for a widespread release.
"It will be there alongside the scotch and the gin, they'll dispense the alcosynth into your cocktail and then you'll have the pleasure without damaging your liver and your heart," David Nutt - Professor at Imperial College
One of the 'alcosyth' blends is apparently fairly tasteless but the other has a bit of a bitter taste. Using research on the effect of alcohol on the brain, Professor Nutt was able to replicate the good effects caused by alcohol that happen in your brain while avoiding the bad ones. There is also the potential that they could limit the effects and make it a little safer than traditional alcohol.
"We haven't tested it to destruction yet, but it's safer than drinking too much alcohol. With clever pharmacology, you can limit and put a ceiling on the effects, so you can't ever get as ill or kill yourself, unlike with drinking a lot of vodka." David Nutt
Guy Bentley worked with Professor Nut on the new product and told The Independent what he hopes will come from this new discovery.
"[The report] is trying to spark what happened with e-cigarettes and tobacco, but with alcohol," Guy Bentley
Would you try out this synthetic blend of alcohol if it passed through the testing stages?