Food·Posted on Aug 10, 201815 Booze Facts That'll Make You Say, "Really?"Whoa.by Michelle NoBuzzFeed StaffLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Of all the most common alcoholic drinks, red wine makes you the sleepiest. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. That's according to a study by BMJ (British Medical Journal), which surveyed 29,000 people about how they felt after drinking wine, liquor, beer, and cider. 2. Liquor, on the other hand, makes a majority of people feel more confident. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures It also makes drinkers feel the most ill, according to the same study. 3. Fried Beer won in the Most Creative category at the 2010 Texas State Fair. Flickr / Stacey Huggins / Via flic.kr The dish consisted of ravioli filled with beer, and fried to crispy perfection. It honestly doesn't sound like the most delicious thing, because who likes warm beer? But the innovation factor is certainly there. 4. Most rosé wine is made by crushing red-skinned grapes and letting the resulting clear juice sit with the red skin. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nippon Television Network When the clear juice is left to marinate with the dark red grape skin, it gets stained into a pink rosé color. And as logic would follow, the longer you leave the juice in contact with the red skin, the darker the rosé wine. 5. Whiskey is actually clear and only gets its brown color after it's barreled. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox The liquor gets 100% of its color from the oak in which it's aged, which is why most whiskeys you drink are some variation of brown. 6. President John Adams — who lived to 90 years old — drank about a quarter pint of cider every morning. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Buena Vista Television As he wrote in his diary, "I continue my practice of drinking a Jill of Cyder in the Morning and find no ill but some good Effect." 7. Despite popular belief that Tequila is an upper, Tequila is actually a depressant. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC That's because its active ingredient is Ethanol, a central nervous system depressant. 8. Grapes used to produce wine are thicker-skinned than the kind you'd find at a grocery store. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX They're also sweeter, softer, and juicier. 9. The world's most widely consumer liquor is Baijiu, a white grain liquor that hails from China. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com It clocks in at 50% to 55% alcohol by volume and is the go-to drink in China for celebrating everything from weddings to successful business deals. 10. Only sparkling wine produced in Champagne, France, can be called Champagne. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC It also must be produced according to strict guidelines, using approved grape varieties and pruning methods. 11. Oenophobia is the fear of wine. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com So, what's the opposite called? 🤔 12. During Prohibition, doctors used to prescribe "medical beer." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBC Patients were prescribed booze alleviate a number of illnesses, including cancer, indigestion, and depression. 13. Many McDonald's locations in Europe offer alcohol to go along with your burger and fries. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Locations in Malta, for example, offer Cisk Lagers. 14. Death in the Afternoon is a cocktail made with 1.5 ounces of Absinthe and a flute of Champagne. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's also called the Hemingway Champagne, and was created by Ernest Hemingway, who contributed the concoction to a book of celebrity cocktail recipes, "So Red The Nose, or Breath In The Afternoon." As the book describes, only a certain kind of person is able "to drink five Absinthe and Champagne Cocktails and still handle the English language in the Hemingway fashion." 15. Most wine shouldn't be aged more than a couple of years (and probably tastes delicious now). Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC An easy to remember rule of thumb is that almost any wine that costs $25 or less is meant to be drunk now, and at most, aged up to five years. To which I say, don't mind if I do!