6 Ways to Use Your Old Alcohol

Letting alcohol go bad may sound like an unforgivable sin to some but before you beat yourself up to much, you might be glad to know  there are some ways to put that old drink to good use. Whether it is restoring your old wine to its original splendor or just finding a way to re-purpose it, here are six such ways to keep in mind.

1. Revive that Bottle of Wine

When you open that old bottle of wine and get the distinct smell of sulfur, you probably don’t want to try drinking it. The taste will be impacted in a similar fashion and even though there is nothing inherently wrong with downing that old drink, it still smells terrible. Before you toss it, you might try the old penny trick to help you out. What is the penny trick? Simply add a single penny to a glass of wine (clean it well first) and make sure to move it around nicely. The chemical reaction of the copper and oxygen with the wine should effectively eliminate the odor and taste, restoring it for consumption.

2. Use The Wine for Cooking

If you prefer not to do the penny trick, you can always just decide to use the wine for cooking. Keep in mind, there is really nothing inherently wrong with that bottle for your health, so mixing it into your favorite dishes will help you to put it to good use. Whether you throw it into your sauce recipe or just mix it in with some of your favorite meats, wine is always a good addition in the kitchen.

3. Try Out a Beer Conditioner

Believe it or not, beer is actually a great alternative to using a conditioner in the shower. Shampoo your hair as normal but instead of switching to conditioner, pour out that old can of beer over top your head. Massage it in and wait for a few minutes before rinsing it off. As you may already know, beer actually works well at removing dirt and grease, making your hair both soft and shiny.

4. Keep Your Garden Free of Slugs

Slugs are a common problem in the garden and keeping them away from your prized plants can be a challenge. Well, that is if you don’t have some old beer lying around. It just so happens that slugs are naturally attracted to the fermented yeast in beer. Leaving a little glass of beer out there should effectively result in a collection of dead slugs the next day.

5. Light It On Fire

Whiskey is the go-to option for this, but anything over 100-proof should do the trick nicely. When you are having a bonfire but find that one of those cheap old bottles just doesn’t have the flavor you are after, go ahead and use it to soak into some firewood. You’ll get things started more easily and put that disgusting old drink to good use.

6. Use Alcohol for Cleaning

For this one, most people recommend using vodka. Put that old alcohol into a little spray bottle and use it to clean glass, counter tops or virtually any other hard surface. Actually, some have suggested vodka is also the perfect way to clean your jeans.


Have you used any of these methods before? Are there any other ways that you know to use old or disgusting alcohol? Let us know in the comments below!



Joseph Macolino
Joseph Macolino
When Joseph is not writing for his Evorath fantasy series, he tries to spend time honing his physical prowess to one day become the Punisher. Most of the time, he just ends up perfecting the art of procrastination by watching Netflix, reading other good fantasy books, or playing some mindless game. Follow him at Evorath