5 dangerous cocktails to be avoided this New Year

Alcohol has become an integral part of any social event whether it be one involving youngsters or adults. Though drinking one or two pegs occasionally may not cause much harm, overindulgence, or drinking too much alcohol in one go, can pose a significant risk to one’s physical and mental health. But when it comes to parties and other festivities, especially around the New Year, it can be difficult for someone to refrain completely from drinking due to increased pressures from the near and dear ones. In fact, numerous people have to deal with the adverse effects of irresponsible drinking at this time of the year.

Of late, drinking, especially cocktails at parties, has become a trend especially in the New Year parties, which can become overwhelming and can cause harm. Interestingly, there are fancy, easy-to-drink cocktails which come in pretty colors and sweet flavors. The typical cocktails are customarily made with base spirit, a few mixers, fruit juices, a garnish and toppings. However, some of these cocktails are made with a deleterious combination of alcohol and auxiliary ingredients. As these drinks comprise high quantities of alcohol, drinking too much of them can leave anyone’s head spinning and can even be lethal.

Here is a list of the most intoxicating, potent, cocktails which people should avoid this New Year to prevent undesirable consequences:


Sazerac, which is made with one cube of sugar mixed with two to four ounces of Peychaud’s Bitters, two ounces of rye whiskey and one coat of absinthe, can make a person feel dizzy in no time. The drink’s higher alcohol content, which is equivalent to 80 percent of alcohol by volume (ABV) of rye whiskey, makes it even more lethal.

The Hurl Hurl

Despite having flavored liquors, this cocktail drink is entirely comprised of alcohol. The ingredients include one part each of Amaretto, cranberry juice, crème de banane, Malibu rum, melon liqueur, peach schnapps, raspberry liqueur, Southern Comfort and triple-sec. The contents are shaken with ice and then served as a drink or as aggressive shots.

The Zombie

The Zombie, one of the most potent drinks known, due to the combination of high alcohol content, rum and a lot of sugar, is a blend of pineapple juice, orange juice, apricot brandy, light rum, dark rum, lime, etc., along with Bacardi 151 that contains 75 percent alcohol floating on the top. Zombie is also known as the “Skull Puncher.”

The Vaportini

The Vaportini contains a mixture of alcohols which are heated in a glass container and the smoke thus generated is inhaled to get intoxicated. Though it is one of the fastest ways to get drunk, getting back to sobriety may take a long time. The Vaportini is particularly dangerous because of the way it is consumed, since inhaling results in a greater high than a drink that one sips.

Nicolashka from Russia

The amalgamation of espresso powder and vodka makes Nicolashka deadly. The brew is guzzled by first keeping lemon, sugar and coffee powder in the mouth and then gulping a shot of vodka. While alcohol slows down the blood circulation, caffeine, combined with vitamin C from lime, and sugar, boosts blood circulation, allowing the alcohol to be absorbed quickly and circulate throughout the brain rapidly.

Beating alcoholism this New Year

There are higher chances of people falling sick or developing an addiction to alcohol during the holiday season, especially for those who get involved in binge drinking at this time of the year. Therefore, it is important for the support organizations to take necessary steps to curb the problem.

If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol and is looking for alcohol addiction treatment centers in the U.S., it is recommended to contact the Alcohol Addiction Get Help Helpline for assistance and guidance. Please feel free to call us at our 24/7 helpline number 866-281-3014 or chat online with our experts.