According to Yahoo News , drinking vodka could make men think quicker on their feet, more creative even. Researchers tested 20 men, giving them a “moderate” amount of vodka mixed with cranberry juice, cutting them off when their BAC reached o.o75, which is just below the legal drinking limit in the U.S. These 20 men, along with 20 more sober men were presented with 3 words (peach, arm, and tar, for example) and asked to come up with a fourth word that formed a phrase with the other 3 (pit, for example.)
On the average, sober men took 15.4 seconds to come up with the correct response, while the men drinking vodka and cranberry took only 11.5 seconds. Researchers claim that it is possible that drinking loosens a man’s focus of attention, thus making it easier to find connections among remotely related ideas. Another explanation is that drinking made the men less fearful of answering incorrectly, with their inhibitions down they may answer more quickly.