The number one rule is drink what you like.
But generally people either go for big flavours, higher alcohol and drinks that you can sip. You can think about fortified wine, whisky, stout style beers, “big” red wines all are common choices.
Or they choose cleansing drinks: A crisp beer, Champagne, Gin, white wine.
My favourite is Madeira – A fortified wine from Spain that gets a little bit cooked in the process. A Verdelho or Bual style sit in the too to dry, not too sweet category and are so complex that I want to smell it as much as drink it.
I’m also fond of Amarone della Valpolicella with parmesan. Especially over winter. everything is an option. Sometimes a traditional gin martini (and stirred, not shaken) or a nice sipping whiskey. Sometimes a glass of wine – white or red – if I’m in the mood. After a meal, pairings are not as important as what I’m personally in the mood for. And that could simply be a nice cool glass of water, or coffee, or anything else. “Rules” are not as important as what I’m feeling in the moment. And sometimes that could be a complex cocktail as well. Now if I’m with friends or family, then I’m less casual, and I’ll be a bit more intentional with my selection or suggestion.
Depends on the kind of dinner.
Eating while watching the game with friends? I’ll stick to whatever beer I’m drinking.
Dinner with the in-laws? Sure, I’d love to share a bottle of wine with them.
Watching the kid all night and he’s nowhere close to falling asleep? I’ll have a Dr Pepper to keep my energy levels up.
Driving back from a concert, swing through a drive-thru for dinner and I’m still two hours from home? An energy drink is the only after dinner drink that will see me through that evening.
I find that for my digestive system, a nice cup of hot tea is essential after a meal.
If I don’t get my tea (and coffee can’t be substituted) then I feel bloated and uncomfortable.
Is it safe to drink alcohol after having dinner?
YES it is safe! Moreover it’s a healthy practice to consume alcohol after dinner as this reduces the effect of alcohol on ur liver.
However many people choose to avoid dinner before drinks. That’s because if they are full on tummy, they feel like vomiting after having a few drinks. Now this depends from person to person. Some people have no problem in drinking even after having a heavy dinner whereas some people struggle to drink if they are full on stomach.
So my suggestion is – Pls Do have ur dinner or something to eat before u go for the drinks. If u find it hard to drink after a full stomach u can have something light to eat and don’t drink too much. Now this helps in many ways-
- Reduces the effect of alcohol on liver and other organs.
- Reduces the effect of hangover the next morning.
- It’s a healthy practice as drinking empty stomach may lead to some stomach problems the next morning.
- It also checks the effect of alcohol ie u will be less drunk if u eat and drink.
Alcohol acts with the acids secreted by stomach for digestion, rendering it neutral and the stomach will secrete more. For this reason, while consuming alcohol one feels hungry. Now after having had a meal, and the digestion part in going on, consuming alcohol will still render whatever left of the acids neutral and this would cause the stench in your morning stool. So, leave an hour or two after dinner before consuming alcohol and as another gent had mentioned earlier, remember to naturally detoxify your liver with lime and honey. cheers.
How long should I wait to drink alcohol after having a late dinner?
Well I’m wondering the same thing, because: Alcohol calories process before normal calories therefore you have a much higher and likely definite chance of storing all your food as fat. However to answer based on my own knowledge, I’d say pool rules apply to alcohol. Therefore a safe time would likely be 30min; in order for food to settle.
Since I’m still looking for facts to back X amount of time, I’d do the same if I were you. However for helpful additional personal input I try not to drink till the end of the day; but alas I sit here with an unopened beer before noon questiononing “shalt thy drinketh”. I’m prolly gonna have 6 gone before noon though lol . At least I don’t have really anything on the to do list today.