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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Will gin-steeped raisins increase your blood alcohol Level? For the average adult, the answer is no.
- 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.