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33 Booze Life Hacks Every Drinker Needs to Know

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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