We've all heard a variant of this adage "Never sicker than when you drink beer before you drink booze. You're safe if you drink alcohol before beer
beer and sparkling wines, irritate the stomach lining, increasing the rate of alcohol absorption. Starting with beer and then adding wine or spirits might potentially lead to faster drunkenness."
You're more likely to get drunk faster if you start your night with a smaller-volume drink with a greater concentration of alcohol (e.g. liquor)
Whether you ate or not. According to Mayo Clinic, "having no food in your stomach accelerates up your body's absorption of alcohol."
if your family has a history of alcoholism, "it may imply a hereditary issue with the way your body processes alcohol."