The holidays are a great time to celebrate, just don’t forget to drink responsibly. The key to drinking responsibly is common sense. It’s easy really. Always put safety first. Eat before drinking. Keep track of what you are drinking. A good rule of thumb is that your body metabolized about one drink per hour – a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine or a 1.5 ounce shot of liquor. Avoid mixing alcohol and medication, and never drink and drive.
Driving under the influence is the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 10,000 people die each year as a result of drunk driving, so be smart. Don’t drive if you have had a drink or two. Ask someone sober to drive you home or call a cab. When you throw a party, always make certain you offer non-alcoholic beverages and provide food, if you are also serving alcohol. Also keep an eye on your guests to make sure everyone can safely drive home. Alcohol can lead to anti-social behavior, embarrassment and worse, but if you and your party-mates drink responsibly, alcohol can be an enjoyable addition to any celebration.
Bengals Liquor, Daytona Beach’s premier retailer for liquor, wine, beer, champagne, lottery, and so much more, wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season. Enjoy your celebrations, and please don’t forget to drink responsibly.