What's the effect of drinking alcohol?

Does it refill the life gauge? Are there any side effects (such as troubled vision or troubled controls) by drinking a certain amount of it?

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    Blackouts, nausea, sweating, shaking, incontinence, uncontrollable urge to discuss politics, inability to assess personal capability to sing and/or dance, lowered inhibitions, embarrassing Facebook photos... sorry, couldn't resist. – EBongo Oct 29 '12 at 5:09
  • I'm almost sad those are not part of the game :( – Anto Oct 30 '12 at 12:28
  • you forgot drunk dialing exes and telling them you are so much better off without them then starting to call incoherently. – jonleech Jan 3 '13 at 1:01

I tried drinking from the Sparking Wine Fountain (which is an unlimited source of wine and can be drank multiple times) found in the Lady Boyle's Last Party mission, and can confirm that it does restore some of your health (and in that mission, it can also be used to fulfill an optional objective). This leads me to believe that alcoholic drinks are like any other food item in the game - they just restore some health.

I tried drinking it multiple times but have not noticed any negative side effects such as troubled vision or controls.

Looks like The Outsider has granted Corvo with a very useful power.

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