Should I let my child drink root beer ? You shouldn’t encourage your child to drink soda in general, however root beer is nothing to worry about.
High-proof rum , absinthe and grain alcohol like Everclear can all do the trick. But in the case of the Flaming Dr. Pepper, a dose of potent rum helps the drink achieve its distinct flavor, so that is the preferred choice.
VERDICT: Whiskey lessens health risks. Vodka , on the other hand, has definite and curative effects on symptoms. For health benefits, point goes to vodka .
Root beer is a soda because it is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage, but it is not considered a cola because it does not contain the extract of the Kola nut, which many would consider to be a requirement to be a cola style soda .
Purists like to drink it neat, which means that the bourbon is at room temperature, and without ice. Some like to add a few drops of water to the whiskey, to “open up” the aroma of the bourbon . If you go this route , you may appreciate drinking your bourbon in a brandy snifter.
Unfortunately, for root beer fans, Cyber Candy and other shops should no longer be selling root beers identified to have more than the allowed quota of sodium benzoate. According to Wikipedia it says that Benzene in soft drinks is of potential concern due to the carcinogenic nature of the benzene molecule.
According to the American Kidney Fund, a recent study suggests that drinking two or more carbonated sodas, diet or regular, each day may increase your risk for chronic kidney disease. Carbonated and energy drinks have both been linked to the formation of kidney stones.
Summary. Drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication. This is rare and tends to develop among endurance athletes and soldiers. There are no official guidelines about how much water to drink .