The things that speed it up are carbonated mixers, like soda, and higher temperatures. (Warm drinks are absorbed faster.) Once alcohol is in your blood, Dr. Stratyner said, neither coffee nor a cold shower will get it out any faster. THE BOTTOM LINE -- Drinking on an empty stomach makes you drunk faster.
Also know, can alcohol help digestion?
Especially after fatty meals, alcohol is said to promote digestion. But it seems it's not the alcohol that has a positive effect on the stomach. So high-proof alcoholic drinks are not beneficial to digestion. Herbal liqueur BEFORE a meal can be enjoyable.
Is red wine good for the stomach?
Drinking Red Wine Is Good for Gut Bacteria. Since the study results showed that Merlot and low-alcohol red wine had similar positive effects on intestinal bacteria, researchers suspect it's not due to the alcohol but to the polyphenol compounds found in the wine.
How does wine help your body?
Resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) and prevents blood clots. But other studies found no benefits from resveratrol in preventing heart disease.