Five Mind-Altering Beverages That Won't Land You a DUI
Alcoholic or not, you shouldn't get behind the wheel if you're not in your right mind. But sometimes the designated driver wants to have fun too and not worry about getting baited at a DUI checkpoint.
911 Bail Bonds/Flikr Stick to these drinks and you'll be buzzed and pass through this with flying colors.
While the rest of your friends are doing tequila shots at the bar, stick to these drinks and you won't blow above a 0.08 if you get stopped. That doesn't mean you won't be feeling the buzz too, however, so - as always - please drink responsibly.
5. Roselle Tea
Made from colorful Hibiscus flowers that bloom in your garden, this tea seems pretty harmless when your little niece picks them every time she comes to visit. But for some people, the flower infusion is known to cause hallucinations and a feeling similar to intoxication. It's been used in Caribbean folk medicine for centuries to treat high-blood pressure, obesity, and coughs and colds. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, it's also known to mess with your menstrual cycle and should be avoided when pregnant or breastfeeding. But no matter how many cups you drink, the tea won't raise your blood alcohol level. Maybe don't get behind the wheel though, especially if you have low blood pressure, these flowers can be incapacitating.
It looks like just a regular glass of milk but Kefir is fermented milk. It's also a probiotic and linked to aiding digestion. While your commercially produced brands have no alcohol and are really little more than liquid yogurt, homemade or locally produced kefir may contain a small percentage (around 1 percent). In fact, the longer it ferments, the more sour and alcoholic it becomes. Russia's top health official tweeted last year a photo of kefir with the caption "Kefir? No! I'm driving." While the BAL is 0 in Russia, it'll take a lot of kefir to push you over the edge. But a few glasses will give you a nice, warm, happy feeling.