Will Gin-Steeped Raisins Increase Your Blood Alcohol Level?


In our recent Amazing Gin-Steeped Raisins May Relieve Pain post, we briefly spoke about whether or not consumption of gin-steeped raisins will intoxicate you. In that post, I indicated that they probably would not intoxicate you. However, not wanting to leave no stone unturned, I decided to investigate this matter further. I want to answer the question: Will gin-steeped raisins increase your blood alcohol level? Since I found no literature nor definitive research articles on this subject, I chose to conduct my own quantitative experiment. This post details my findings.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether or not the consumption of gin-steeped raisins will intoxicate you. In short, will gin-steeped raisins increase your blood alcohol level (% BAC)? Through the use of a police-grade breathalyzer, blood alcohol concentration levels were measured over a 2 hour time period following the swallowing of 10 gin-steeped raisins.

 

Procedure

Research was conducted into breathalyzers based upon accuracy, availability, prices, and customer satisfaction. I determined that the MrLi Breathalyzer (Amazon ASIN# B075YK3TDJ) was perfect for this experiment (Note: we conducted this research at our own expense with zero manufacturer sponsorship; we purchased the breathalyzer at our own expense). At a price of only $43.99, this mobile breathalyzer delivers police-grade accuracy at a detection range 0.000-0.199 % BAC. I chose to conduct the experiment on myself. The test was conducted first thing in the morning. I did not eat breakfast nor did I drink any liquids. I only drank bottled water in order to swallow the raisins. Prior to swallowing the raisins, I measured my blood alcohol level (% BAC) in order to determine a baseline reading. Please note that I did not consume any alcohol in the 24 hours prior to this test. Next, I swallowed 10 gin-steeped raisins that had been manufactured using the instructions detailed in our post Amazing Gin-Steeped Raisins May Relieve Pain. I then immediately measured my blood alcohol level using the breathalyzer to determine whether there was any alcohol in my mouth. I then measured my blood alcohol level at frequent time intervals over a 2 hour period. During this period, I remained at rest and idle.

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Figure#1: MrLi Breathalyzer

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Figure#2: Gin-Steeped Raisins

 

Results

For reference, I am a male who weighs 180 pounds. I swallowed 10 gin-steeped raisins at the onset of this experiment using a small amount of bottled water. The below data table denotes my blood alcohol levels (% BAC) measured with the MrLi Breathalyzer. In short, the blood alcohol content was measured to be 0.000% BAC at every time period in this test. The gin-steeped raisins did not increase my blood alcohol level/concentration

 

Conclusions

  1. Based upon the test results, consumption of the 10 gin-steeped raisins did not increase my blood alcohol level (% BAC) over a 2 hour period.
  2. Will gin-steeped raisins increase your blood alcohol Level? For the average adult, the answer is no.
  3. Simply stated, if you manufacture your gin-steeped raisins using the recipe defined by the author in our Amazing Gin-Steeped Raisins May Relieve Pain post, we believe an adult will not become intoxicated by consuming 9-10 gin-steeped raisins.

About Kevin

Kevin is an engineer, physicist, and author. As a result, his creations span the globe. He has a knack for developing simple smart solutions to difficult problems. He is the creator of the MakeTrix. The MakeTrix fulfills Kevin’s lifelong dream. His dream is to provide free technical solutions to the world.

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