Liquid Energy Lessons

Last Updated Mar 5, 2007 3:18 AM EST

Cocaine Energy DrinkIf you're not a coffee drinker (and thus can't take advantage of the caffeine-infusion system I mentioned a couple weeks ago), one way to get through the workday is to pound an energy drink or two. But relying on late night commercials about the efficacy of drinks like the 5-hour Energy shot is no way to decide on a favorite from this rapidly growing market. (Indeed, as no FDA-approval is needed, new brands seem to pop up every day.)

Luckily for us (and somewhat strangely for him), Dan Mayer has tested pretty much every liquid stimulant on the market, and his reviews are a great place to start if you want to check out a particular drink. Or, simply check out his updated best-of list, where he compiles the drinks that have gotten his best ratings so far. Stick to drinks like the Lo-Carb Monster Energy drink, and steer clear of Cocaine.