This will be brief. I had my very first alcoholic drink last night. A Lychee martini from Samurai Boston. It tasted like cough syrup. I love lychee so it’s a little disappointing that I didn’t like it.
I can’t handle my alcohol. This is what I learned. I wasn’t falling down completely drunk but my face was burning, as was my neck, and even my shoulders. I didn’t even drink the entire drink. This is going to be a problem later tonight. However, this phenomenon I experienced is common within Asians and Native Americans. It is more commonly referred to as “Asian Glow.” Asian glow basically means that the person is missing an enzyme (acetaldehyde dehydrogenese-acetaldehyde is found in alcohol so this is also called alcohol dehydrogenese) that will digest the alcohol, giving a tiny (not to worry about) allergic reaction.
I know that over time this reaction will change because clearly people are drinking in the world and enjoy it, but tonight is round 2 and we shall see how it will go.