The vast majority of us consume alcohol. It is usually associated with good fun, company and party. We drink because others drink. We drink because after consumption it gets “cool”. There is usually no shortage of opportunities. We rarely wonder what we are actually eating. However, it is worth finding out what alcohol is, given its properties. Can alcohol go bad?
Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that affects the functioning of our brain, and this means that its consumption affects our behavior. The more alcohol in our body, the more it affects what we say, how we think and what we see. A large amount of alcohol weakens our ability to make sound decisions, sometimes even stimulates behaviors that we would feel embarrassed on a daily basis.
How to store alcohol
When a bottle with liqueur, vodka or whiskey is still factory-closed, we are not worried about the fact that the alcohol will windy, lose its taste, or worse – percentages;) But what to do with open bottles? If an open bottle contains alcohol with a strength of 40% (vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila) then we do not have to worry about the fact that the alcohol will moldy or get stale, as long as we close it tightly every time. Liqueurs stored in tightly closed bottles can also be stored for many months – I have bottles at home that have been open for a year and two and the liqueur still tastes as it should. You just have to be careful with cream liqueurs – for example a lawyer – I wouldn’t keep them open for too long, because over time they begin to look not very appetizing.
If less than half the alcohol is left in the bottle, you can pour it into a decanter, but it’s best to choose one that is covered with a natural cork, not a glass one. The natural cork perfectly, tightly closes the carafe, so that alcohol does not escape, no air gets into the carafe, so you can store it without worrying about its quality.
Can alcohol break down?
Alcohols, which we call it, have less fussy taste, are much better at home storage. So can vodka stay warm? Nothing will probably happen to her. Can the liqueur break? As for liqueurs, most of them are protected against spoilage. Theoretically, an egg lawyer could break down, but we haven’t encountered such a situation. If you have doubts – store alcohol in the fridge.
Proper storage has the greatest impact. If you store them in a good way they will be safe to drink, if not – they can, for example, get stale.