If you buy liquor, you may have a bottle that makes you wince. Maybe it’s a bottle that was trendy in a different decade, like Galliano or Midori. Or something with a color not found in nature, like blue curacao (aka Windex).
For me, it was a bottle of creme de cacao. It was good creme de cacao (I mean, as good as creme de cacao could be, I guess). I managed to make decent Brandy Alexanders by mixing it with cashew cream, but it didn’t take long for me to remember that (1) I’m not a fan of sweet dessert drinks and (2) I’d rather eat my chocolate than drink it.
So if you have a regrettable bottle and you can’t find someone to take it off your hands, what do you do? My recommendation: dump it and don’t think twice about it.
Now, I hate wasting food and money as much as the next person, but when it comes to alcohol and other unhealthy items, I make an exception. My body is not a garbage disposal, and forcing myself to finish a bottle I don’t like just to be frugal is the definition of being penny wise and pound foolish. Life’s too short and my liver’s too valuable to drink anything less than wonderful every single time.
So consider this a permission slip to pour that regrettable booze down the drain. Your health is far more important than saving a few dollars. Oh, and don’t forget to recycle the bottle.