Chasers are soft, non-alcoholic drinks taken with or after a hard liquor such as vodka or wine. Besides making a stop at the liquor store to buy your liquor, it is recommended that you also get a chaser. Drink chasers help to kill the alcoholic aftertaste and smell. There is a wide range of chasers to choose from, depending on the type of drink you are chasing.
There are those chasers that should be used with vodka, while others are perfect with whiskey. Some chasers are also used to enhance the taste of your drink, allowing you to enjoy your night to the fullest. Most people who drink hard liquor prefer to immediately take a sip of their chaser to get rid of the liquor’s taste in their mouth. Drink chasers are designed for those people who like getting drunk but dislike the taste of alcohol. Some of the most popular drink chasers include:
In comparison to other popular drink chasers, water is considered to be the best as well as the healthiest to take with your alcoholic drink. Pure water is free from the negative health qualities such as sugar and other additives. Besides, it helps to keep your body hydrated. As you increase the amount of alcohol you drink, your body dehydrates and this can lead to a nasty hangover in the morning after. Water hydrates your body and prevents the severe symptoms of a hangover.
Another benefit of using water as a drink chaser is that it is a cheaper and readily available alternative, especially tapped water. In addition, it is also easier to clean when spilled than most colored chasers such as soda and juice. However, most people dislike using water as their chaser due to its flat taste, unlike other chasers such as juice that leaves your mouth with a pleasant taste.
100% Fruit Juice
Juice is among the most common drink chasers around the world, used mainly due to its overpowering taste and flavor. Fruit juice works well with a wide range of alcoholic drinks and popular with those seeking to have fun and get drunk without suffering the taste of their drinks. With the huge variety of fruit juices to choose from, you can always find the right juice for your liquor. For those who enjoy drinking vodka, you can chase it with nearly all types of tasty juices available.
According to experts, strong juice such as grape juice does not work well with most hard liquors, while cran-strawberry juice is a great whiskey chaser. Besides the overpowering flavor, fruit juice carries numerous health benefits including supplying the body with plenty of natural sugars and vitamins, essential in the prevention of a hangover.
Unlike the natural pure fruit juice, the different types of sodas contain specific ingredients designed to give a particular flavor or taste. Every soda type has its benefits when used as a chaser. For instance, going for a caffeine free soda can help to minimize the symptoms of a hangover, while Sprite and Ginger Ale works best with all types of alcoholic drinks. Diets variants are also great alternatives due to their low sugar content. Most people also prefer to take their whiskey with lemon-lime soda.
The main purpose of having a drink chaser with your liquor is to allow you to enjoy your night without the worry of an alcoholic taste or smell in your mouth. Choosing the right chaser for your drink is essential as it will also help to prevent hangover as well as the feeling of nausea experienced after heavy drinking.[Image Credit]