Also I would not call you a d-bag please re-read. Let's get passed that, I get a little wound up sometimes.
The answer to your question then is yes, of course it would curb drinking. It's such a loaded question. The OP is about putting a timer on SP pots. Pre-drinking would counter the timer. Reducing pots to a finite amount is not what's on the table. We can go that route but that requires it's own nerfing thread I think. I mention the heal scrolls as a direct argument to the OP. I support the idea that people would by-pass the nerf by pre-drinking. I don't mind going even further tangentially with you but your counter was not in the realm of the original pot-timer-nerfing statement.
You are offering a whole other solution that might be better served on another thread. And I'm not being dismissive just because you didn't want to address the heal scroll thing because "it was a bit too far", it's just not going to help the conversation stay on track. But please feel free, don't let me stop you, I mean that sincerely.