Handy: Can that Christmas rum cake actually get you legally drunk?

By James Hibberd
December 22, 2017 at 10:56 AM EST
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Can those holiday desserts made with alcohol actually get you tipsy enough to earn a DUI?

Science Channel’s Mythbusters team finds out in an EW.com exclusive one-minute mini-episode, above.

Many people think that because alcohol-infused desserts are baked, they lose their alcoholic content. Others assume that because you’re eating a cake, the food will absorb the booze. So hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung start gobbling rum-soaked tiramisu, tequila-infused cupcakes, and limoncello cannolis — and then take a breathalyzer to get to the bottom of this.

The video is part of Science Channel’s 12-night MythBusters Mega Merry-Thon which begins today and continues through to Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m., airing every single episode — all 267 of them — from the show’s 15-year run.

The marathon includes an assortment of holiday-themed mini-episodes like the one above, testing whether a light as small as Rudolph’s red nose could really light the way through heavy fog, to fruitcake being hard as a brick to testing whether vodka is truly impossible to freeze.

The marathon is followed by a new episode of MythBusters.

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