Liecht added that the double blind study -- which saw groups of thirty men and women drink a glass of beer proportional to their weight and height -- found that alcohol “facilitates the viewing of sexual images, consistent with disinhibition, but it does not actually enhance sexual arousal.”
So no, according to this study, brandy does not make you randy, despite the glut of research begging the contrary. Women were reportedly more prone to the “beer goggles” affect, the study noted, but again, that doesn’t mean aroused simply from drinking alcohol.
The overall takeaway here, is that “beer goggles” aren’t just a ploy used by your local D.A.R.E. officer to scare you away from drinking. It’s a very real phenomenon, bolstered by scientific research, and evidenced by aeons of questionable decision making at the bar.