Is a 3 year old bottle of opened peppermint schnapps safe to drink?

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    I just found a bottle of it in the back of my freezer and it must be at least 3 years old. It smells normal and a taste on my finger tasted normal. It does have ice built up within the bottle...perhaps the water separating from the alcohol?

    There is no expiration date but it is 50 to drink?

    1. johnfaust profile image59
      johnfaustposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is not good to your health

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      boblet42posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      send it to me & I will taste it for you. then send you back the bottle. If it is empty your problem will be solved

  2. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Last time I checked, alcohol doesn't have an expiration date of any kind. Safe to drink, I would think so. smile

    Edit: Might be more potent, due to ice build up, alcohol separation from water. smile

    1. Gordon Hamilton profile image93
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Many types of alcoholic drinks do have expiry dates. It depends upon the type of the drink. Spirits generally do not due to their higher alcohol content but all beers and many wines are only safely drinkable for a fixed period of time.

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    That's what I am thinking...but where it has so much sugar I wasn't sure. It's the only booze I have in the house right now! I rarely drink anything at home but could use a few shots this evening.

  4. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    That might be about all that there is left in it. A couple of shots. But, good luck with it though. smile big_smile

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    Checking back in.....I was wrong, it's 100 proof (so prob def safe). But, it was SO STRONG. Couldn't even do a shot. sad Usually I can do double shots of anything, but not from of this "aged" bottle! lol The little sip I had was enough to clear out my sinuses. I threw it out, but maybe I could've saved it to use as paint thinner. big_smile

  6. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I said it might be potent. lol Oh well, you tried. lol

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    big_smile What a waste...I used to love the stuff. But yeah, I seriously think it would've worked as nail polish remover or something...if you've ever had any super cheap vodka, well...this burned worse. hahaha

  8. tritrain profile image71
    tritrainposted 13 years ago

    Well, it may not kill you, but....

  9. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 13 years ago

    42 hours and she hasn't been back... neutral

  10. Canklefish profile image81
    Canklefishposted 13 years ago

    Yes, it's safe.

    That stuff typically sits on the shelves of bars for years at a time, rarely poured. So, your bottle of unopened schnapps will be just fine...

  11. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 13 years ago

    Wasn't safe when it was new, not safe 3 years later.

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    Kathryn LJposted 13 years ago

    Sounds like a challenge to me.  In the name of scientific experimentation, I suggest that you try it and report the effects of ingesting old shnapps.  I'm guessing they will be almost identical to the effects of ingesting new shnapps.

  13. ddsurfsca profile image69
    ddsurfscaposted 13 years ago

    That stuff used to be my drink of choice.  There is no such thing as "gone bad"  and I am living proof that it wont kill you.  or maybe it is a case of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

  14. kids-toy-box profile image72
    kids-toy-boxposted 13 years ago

    Should be far as I am aware alcohol does not have an expiry date like most consumables do.

  15. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    well, was it?  hello, hello?  are you still there?

  16. AshlyChristen profile image80
    AshlyChristenposted 5 years ago

    There is only one way to find out! If it is sealed I am sure it is fine. Believe it or not some bars keep opened bottles around longer than that

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ashly, OP asked this question eight years ago.

  17. AshlyChristen profile image80
    AshlyChristenposted 5 years ago

    hahaha wow talk about paying attention to details. ashly fail

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe, all good. Hopefully OP doesn't still have the bottle...


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