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33 Booze Life Hacks Every Drinker Needs to Know

by Sheera Lee 4 years ago in how to / list / alcohol

Booze life hacks that give a new meaning to functional alcoholic.

Elevate your bartender, mixologist and sommelier skills to the next level with these 33 booze hacks:

  • Capsaicin, the chemical that makes peppers hot, is not water-soluble but is alcohol-soluble. Take a swig of vodka to stop the heat.
  • Make cheap wine taste expensive by “aerating” it in a blender for 30 seconds.
  • Use tube socks to keep your bottles from breaking when traveling with booze.
  • Create your own vanilla extract by slicing vanilla beans lengthwise and storing them in a cheap bottle of vodka for a month.
  • Don't water down your white wine with ice; use frozen grapes instead.
  • Wrap warm beer in a wet towel and put it in the freezer for a quicker chill.
  • Forgot the corkscrew? Make one with a metal clothes hanger.
  • Pour cheap vodka through a Brita filter to purify it.
  • Remove red wine stains from fabric by spraying it vodka.
  • Dry wine glasses with a coffee filter to reduce water stains and streaks.
  • Pour vodka on poison ivy rash to reduce the itchiness.
  • Use a Solo cup to measure your alcohol.
  • Add Skittles to your vodka to create fun flavors.
  • Add a drop of olive oil to your beer to reduce the foam.
  • Brew your own hard apple cider with apple cider and bread yeast.
  • Chill your beer in 15 minutes by adding water, salt and ice to a bucket.
  • Drink a glass of warm water for each drink you consume to slow intoxication and reduce the chance of hangover.
  • Add some shine to your hair by washing it with beer.
  • Pour beer on rusty nuts and bolts helps loosen them up.
  • When adding ingredients to cocktails, always start with the cheapest first.
  • Make your own simple syrup with lime juice and brown sugar.
  • Get rid of dandruff by washing your hair with rosemary and vodka.
  • Fertilize your plants with old, flat beer.
  • Deodorize your cutting board by rubbing it with whiskey.
  • Feeling sick? Mix rum or whiskey with honey and lemon to fight cold symptoms.
  • Make your own grenadine with pomegranate juice and sugar.
  • Forgot the cocktail shaker? Use a mason jar or a water bottle shake it up.
  • Use extra chopsticks to stir your cocktails.
  • Use a rolling pin as a muddler. Also, crush your ice with a rolling pin and a ziplock bag.
  • Take your cocktails to the next level by adding edible flowers to your ice.
  • Use tonic water for ice to keep your cocktails tasty.
  • Nobody likes cloudy ice. Boil water for clear ice cubes.
  • Rub fresh herbs on the rim of your glass to add extra flavors.
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Sheera Lee
Sheera Lee
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Sheera Lee

Social media consultant and avid lifehacker. I spend most of my days curating Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. "A picture is worth a thousand re-blogs."

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