Steve wrote:Isn't being drunk in a bar the desired effect of drinking in a bar? (So I've heard... ) Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that few people would go for a couple of drinks if they wouldn't get drunk before they're HOME...
If we can add an enhancer to the drink that gives you a quick high with less alcohol, works only in conjunction with alcohol, and very quickly disperses, then we can get drunk on less than dangerous amount of alcohol. The effect will wear off as one makes one way(not necessarily in a straight line) to the parking lot and leave one with a mild high, which will not impair driving.
There are quick acting anesthetics used in medicine that does this sort of thing to block pain. It may not be too difficult to come up with a variant.
Strictly of academic interest to a teetotaler like yours truly.