While some scientists are looking to find the cure to cancer or solve our planet’s burgeoning hunger problems, others are working on more pressing issues: How to drink all night without getting a hangover.David Nutt, a former government drugs advisor and professor at Imperial College in London, has invented and patented 90 versions of a synthetic alcohol called alcosynth that mimics the pleasurable effects of alcohol without the headache, nausea, and dry mouth the next day, according to The Independent.
Right now, two of these alcohsynth compounds are being tested for wider use, and Nutt predicted that by 2050 they will completely replace traditional alcohol. Not only does alcosynth repel hangovers, but it also prevents liver and brain damage.
“It will be there alongside the scotch and the gin, they'll dispense the alcosynth into your cocktail and then you'll have the pleasure without damaging your liver and your heart,” Nutt told The Independent. “They go very nicely into mojitos. They even go into something as clear as a Tom Collins. One is pretty tasteless, the other has a bitter taste."
You’ll never get too drunk on the alcosynth because Nutt and his teamed capped the physiological drunk feeling in their product. At most, you’ll be able to feel about “four to five drinks in.”