Is tequila an upper?

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  1. Jittles

    Jittles Golden Member

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    My sister said that the reason tequila messes you up so much is because it's an upper, unlike other alcohol which is downers.

    Is this true? I think that tequilla is made from some special root or plant or something that might make it different but I would really like to know.
     
  2. n0cmonkey

    n0cmonkey Elite Member

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    Ive never heard that. Alcohol itself is a downer. I dont believe it.
     
  3. gopunk

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    blue agave, perhaps?

    if it's an upper, it isn't because the plants used to make the alcohol are different.
     
  4. tm37

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    alcohol is a downer! It's just that tequila dehedrates you more hence the worse hangover. Much like the bubbly!
     
  5. jjones

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    tequila is an alcohol - a depressant. it is made from the blue agave (maguey), which is a cactus-like plant called a succulent. I don't think it gives any worse hangovers than any other type of alcohol; that's just a myth. I've had worse hangovers from vodka and rum than i've ever had from tequila and i've drank lots of tequila; it's the only alcohol besides beer that it drink now.
     
  6. IGBT

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    All boose/alcohol is a central nervous system depressant..;)