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Woman reveals hack for drinking shots without feeling the alcohol burn

There’s always a point in the night as things are going slightly overboard when someone will gleefully call for shots. But if you’re the sort of person who dreads the accompanying burning sensation and strong taste, then one woman’s hack for avoiding both could be a lifesaver.

Credit: TikTok/ lee.estelle_

Yes, knocking back shots on a night out is practically the poster boy for reckless abandon. Though if you’d rather not feel that familiar sensation in your throat – or taste the incredibly strong and harsh alcoholic flavour that some shots tend to lead to – then one woman on TikTok has certainly got your back.

TikTok user lee.estelle_ shared the hack with her followers on the video sharing platform, writing, “tik tok always teaching me sumn [sic]”.

You can watch the video for yourself right here:


@lee.estelle_tik tok always teaching me sumn ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ original sound Lee Estelle

Apparently, if you breathe out before and after taking the shot, it’ll lead to you not tasting the flavour.

The trick works due to the role one’s sense of smell plays in how we perceive taste, and some commenters were delighted with hack – albeit with caveats.

“It WORKS. But I ended up getting way too drunk after learning this.” One TikTok user wrote, but another added, “I just tried it, it does not work, can feel the vodka burning.”

Of course, you might stop to consider why you’d consume anything that had a flavour you didn’t like to begin with, but perhaps that’s another story for another day.

We must also note that it is never a good idea to drink too much, and do not encourage excessive consumption.

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