How Many Hours Does It Takes the Male Liver to Process One Drink?

According to Brown University, in general, the liver can process 1 ounce of liquor (or one standard drink) in one hour. Consuming more than this causes the additional alcohol to accumulate in the blood and body tissues until it can be metabolized.

As explains, there are a few different ways a person can slow down the level that alcohol enters their system, such as eating as they drink, sipping slowly and allowing time for the body to metabolize alcohol, or drinking water or soda in between drinks. While it is possible to slow the level that alcohol enters the system, there is no way to increase the rate at which it leaves the body.