Would it be unsafe to pour whiskey in black coffee?

Would it be unsafe to pour whiskey in black coffee?

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  1. Coffee liquor drinks are definitely a thing, so it’s definitely not unsafe.
    That said, there are multiple things to keep in mind.
    First, be sure to know what you’re mixing to not have anything curdle (especially if there’s dairy products in what you’re mixing, i.e. coffee and milk/cream).
    Second, while coffee is a stimulant and alcohol a depressant, both can have some effects such as resulting in an increased heart rate; no evidence suggests you’ll have an exponential reaction, but consider whether you normally can handle a lot of coffee or alcohol. If so? You should be good for a mixed drink with coffee.
    Third, and this is the biggest thing, is how they both affect you together, and why people consider it dangerous. Alcohol has various effects that cause you to be drowsy. Caffeine, on the other hand, blocks the adenosine receptors in your brain, and adenosine is a substance that aids in regulating when you’re feeling awake and alert, or when you’re tired, essentially.
    The reason I’ve gathered as to why this is considered dangerous isn’t so much the fact that these two effects counteract each other, but the side-effects from such a thing. Firstly, most people doze off when they’re drunk enough, in my experience. It can be considered a sort of failsafe. Caffeine removes this first failsafe, meaning it’s more likely to have TOO MUCH alcohol, which can be as “harmless” as having a severe hangover or just blacking out, to getting alcohol poisoning. You need to be able to be aware of yourself and your limits, and that’s always a tricky situation – leading me to the second reason.
    The second reason somewhat goes hand in hand with the first one – because you don’t fall asleep or get as tired as soon because of this combination, you’re drunk longer. Being inebriated longer can result in a higher chance of doing something you wouldn’t actually do if you were sober and had your wits about you. That’s not to say you will , but the capacity is there. Since we normally associate being drunk with that drowsy feeling, the feeling of being more awake might trick our drunk mind into thinking we’re less drunk than we are – maybe even not even thinking we’re buzzed, which means we might think “Hey, I gotta get home. I can totally drive!” Except you can’t. And you shouldn’t. And your lack of proper reaction still results in a risk of an accident. Or other coordination issues.
    The Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie comes to mind when I talk about alcohol and coffee – in that coffee grants you the power to resist the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol. “With great power comes great responsibility”. Be aware of what you’re doing. Be aware of what your plans are later. If you can be sure you’re not leaving the party that same day, more power to you. If you can be sure to pace yourself even if you feel fine, but know you’re drunk, again, more power to you. Drink all the mixed coffee drinks you want! They’re so delicious… haha

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  2. Let me see: my Dad had a shot of Crown Royal in is morning coffee probably every day for least 40 years. He ended up dying, so I guess it must’ve been unsafe for him, right?

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  3. No, it would be marvelous, so long as you didn’t have to report in anywhere!
    Of course, don’t serve this to anyone without their knowledge.

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  4. With whiskey, as with whisky, as with most things in this life, to get the most from it you need to do it your way. If this means pouring some fine Kentucky whiskey into a cup of black coffee, then so be it.
    There’s a lot of snobbery connected with the finer things in life but it’s wise to remember that the rules have to be made by someone for the first time and they become part of the culture for no other reason than people say that’s how it should be done.
    For example, single malt and Coke is a no no. BUT perhaps you’re missing out, perhaps a big glass of Lagavulin Distillers Edition with a slosh of cold Coke and a single ice cube is a guilty pleasure worth pursuing. (It is btw).
    The only rule worth perusing is ’do as you would be done by’ if someone wants to put whiskey in their coffee, so be it and be graceful enough to let your fellow man do the thing they want to do they way they want to do it.
    slàinte

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  5. No. If you use Jameson Whiskey you can enjoy the long standing tradition of and Irish Coffee. Add a little Bailey’s for the cream and your sitting pretty.

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  6. The answer to your question can be directed to that delightful drink known as Irish Coffee which normally also contains frothed-up milk or cream. The absence of dairy product will change the texture of the drink, but not in an unsafe way provided it is drunk in moderation, advice applicable to any spirit.
    If the question is about the reaction between black coffee and whiskey, work out an escape route first, add one to the other and then run like hell…………..!!!!
    Only kidding!

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  8. Yes, adding whiskey to coffee is unsafe if you are a minor, or an alcoholic, or an irresponsible adult.
    If you are a minor, it is illegal for people under 21 to buy hard liquor, consume hard liquor or be given hard liquor. You can get arrested for providing whiskey to a minor.
    But adults over 21 put whiskey in coffee, add sugar and whipped cream, and call it “Irish Coffee”. It’s considered a “dessert coffee”, and usually only served after dinner and when it’s cold outside. It’s LOADED with calories, mostly from the sugar and whipped cream, and for some reason alcohol metabolizes as fat, so, if you’re trying to lose excess stored fat, avoiding alcohol, cream and sugar is important.
    It is definitely unsafe even for adults to drink a lot of “Irish Coffee” (particularly without eating anything) and then try driving a car, because several shots of whiskey make you very drunk very fast, even if it’s in coffee. So, after several Irish Coffees you will definitely be driving drunk and can easily kill others and yourself. So don’t do that.

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  9. Liqueur coffee is very common! Mixing coffee with whiskey would give you a Whiskey/Gaelic Coffee, or Irish Coffee if you used Irish whiskey. Every ‘country’ has a specific liqueur mixed in such as; English (gin), French/Parisienne (cognac), German (schnapps), Russian (vodka) and more.
    For Irish coffee, the coffee should be 3/4 of the glass, and then mix…

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  10. Only unsafe if someone drinks it without consenting to consume alcohol, especially if they’re underage or pregnant.
    A cup of coffee can appear innocent. Mind who tries to consume it.
    The act of pouring whiskey into black coffee is in and of itself is as safe as pouring any other liquid. Perhaps if the coffee is scalding hot, it might prove dangerous to splash.

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  11. Well look up a recepy called “irish coffee”
    Whisky (preferably jameson)
    Coffee
    Brown sugar (the sugar mot the drugs)
    Hand whipped cream, not compleetly stiff
    It is delicious.
    Of course you can leave out the sugar and cream, but it is better with them 🙂

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  12. As long as you don’t make it a morning ritual or drink it before it cools, I see no danger. It’s a good way to continue a weekend bender.

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  13. No, just wasteful. That goes in two directions. If you pour rotgut into even 7–11 coffee, you wasted the coffee. And if you pour The Macallan No.6 into a cup of Starbucks you might wanna rethink your life goals.

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  14. Probably would taste like shit, but go for it if you want. Liquor and coffee are fine together in moderate amounts. People put irish cream in their coffees all the time.

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  15. I don’t think it will like explode or anything… haha. But really, drinking black coffee and whiskey together is probably fine every once and a while, I just wouldn’t make a habit of it. They’re both highly acidic which is hard on your stomach lining. Drinking that mixture regularly could contribute to ulcers or other issues with stomach lining.

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  16. Quora said people were searching “for a better answer.” I read all the previous answers and I have nothing better to add. Those answers were comprehensive, meaning they gave better then a flat yes or no.

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  17. That depends on your tolerance for whiskey, and there are already products in the market that sell whiskey and coffee.
    Baileys irish cream with coffee might be a better combination. It’s also an alcoholic coffee drink.

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  18. Thanks for the A2A.
    Other than the risks associated with the consumption of alcohol in any circumstances, I doubt very much that it is unsafe to pour whisky into black coffee— and that’s a good thing, too, since it is such a common thing to do.
    In fact, I suspect the heat in the coffee probably tends to evaporate some of the alcohol in the whisky, which probably reduces some of the risk.

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  19. Only if it’s really good whiskey and done within arm’s reach of a whiskey lover.
    Otherwise it’s an alcoholic drink and normal precautions apply such as don’t drink too much and don’t drive

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  20. My father in law drank it that way regularly so I thought that was a common practice. Since every thing I’ve read asserts distilled alcohol is bad for the human body I limit my drinking to fermented spirits and at 89 my health is excellent. My Doctor tells me he hopes his health is as good as mine when he reaches my age.

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  21. Would it be unsafe to pour whiskey in black coffee?
    It would only be unsafe if you poured it too rapidly or sloppily and splashed hot coffee on yourself.
    This is the essence of Irish Coffee and many other, related such drinks.

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  22. as you are spelling it with an ‘e’ I am going to assume that we’re not talking about the good stuff! In which case, provided you follow the usual rules- don’t drive or operate heavy equipment, don’t talk politics or religion with strangers and don’t post to Quora until the next day- then feel free: there can be no ill effects.

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  23. Perfectly safe and normal – in moderation – one coffee/one shot of spirit.
    In Italy where coffee is something of a religion an Espresso with a small shot of Grappa (rough brandy like spirit) is called “Café Corretto” (or corrected coffee LOL)

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  24. Not at all. There are many coffee based cocktails. Irish Coffee 1 shot Irish whiskey, half shot Irish Mist, coffee. Brandy & cofee. Look online. You’ll find massive different coffee based drinks

    Dunkin’

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  25. Nothing wrong with whiskey in coffee, I would generally prefer rum though. Either will benefit from cream and sugar ( or maybe molasses ). I would not do this on a day which had any possibility of my needing to be useful, however

    Eight O’Clock

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  26. I can’t think a reason that it would be unsafe. But it doesn’t sound very good to me.
    Flavors that go combine well often sit on opposite sides of the acid-base range. That’s why we put cream in coffee or eat cheese with wine.
    I don’t know if whiskey is acidic or not, but the burning mouth feel you get from the volatility of the alcohol feels similar to an acidic burn. So I’m guessing that combining coffee and whiskey would enhance the least pleasant aspects if both Flavors.
    As other answers have pointed out, if you add cream to your mix then you can have an Irish Coffee and now you’re in talking.

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  27. Only unsafe if you’re planning on having three or four of them, then going to pick up your kids from school.
    I don’t know if you’re familiar with Irish coffees, which give or take sweetener and whipped cream is exactly what black coffee and Irish whiskey is, but it’s no more unhealthy than any other mixed drink

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  28. If you are a small child, or already under the influence of alcohol and about to drive or operate heavy machinery, the answer is yes. But you would be better off adding a good Grappa and enjoying an authentic Caffe Coretto.

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  29. For years, Italian culture, has added whiskey to their coffee. If you are an adult I see no reason for it to be unhealthy. If you are underage, don’t take this an alright thing to do.

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  30. In a normal amount, such as a shot, it would not present a health problem. If you like it, go ahead!
    However, it would become unsafe if you were to operate machinery or drive after consuming alcohol. At home, reading the paper, watching the birds in the yard, sure…enjoy a little whiskey in your coffee…just don’t do something that would endanger you, or anyone else!

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  31. Only if you want a d.u.i…my high school home economics teacher put whiskey in his thermos of coffee everyday ! I’ve done it years ago and I’m still here. Only thing unsafe about it is for a neighborhood bum drunk to keel over from too much of a pickled liver. Otherwise, yes it’s safe. Idk why they put whiskey in coffee but I guess to keep their nerves from getting rattled from dealing with so many students every day. I’ve never been a teacher but it sure is tempting with some of the pressures all of us put up with on a day to day basis. 🙂

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  32. Huh? Only if the coffee is super hot and you get splashed. Or if you mix a cup of whiskey into a few drops of coffee, drink it, and then don’t realize you’re no longer sober…
    But seriously, this is a vague question, as this mix is not an unusual practice. Same is true for coffee and amar…

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