Science Explains Why You Should Never Mix Energy Drinks And Alcohol

You might remember the heady days of the original recipe Four Loko, a potent, canned mix of caffeine and alcohol that single-handedly powered frat parties across the country until the year 2010.

The Four Loko in your system kept you going, but also had you puking at the end of the night.

Chances are good you're fully aware mixing vodka and a Red Bull probably isn't in the best interest of your body, but have you ever wondered why?

The team at Discovery News is here to explain why, exactly, mixing two kinds of buzz might land you in the hospital. Instead of gearing up for a night out with a 5-Hour Energy, hit the couch for a quick snooze instead.

Citations: Why You Should Never Mix Alcohol With Energy Drinks (IFL Science )