Updated: Jan 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Life is good — especially when having some trusty life hacks to get you through. But, you want to know what makes life even better? Alcohol.
Unfortunately, due to various factors, we're unable to enjoy that sweet, sweet nectar the moment you want it. Maybe it’s because you didn’t grab a six-pack out of the cooler and your beer is room temperature — nobody wants that — or perhaps you forgot a bottle opener and none of your beer bottles are twist-offs? Worry not, gents, we are here to help.
We scoured the Internet and found some simple hacks to guarantee that nothing will keep you from sipping on your favorite beer, wine or spirit any time soon. Now that’s the good life — so thank you very, very much, alcohol.
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See more alcohol life hacks by scrolling down below. Trust us, they will make your life more complete.
Use Your Red Solo Cup for Measuring (Sort Of)
For a while, an image was going around the internet that explained that the lines on a Red Solo Cup were designed for measurement. Snopes, with the help of Solo, figured out that was in fact false. They were merely put there for grip. But, that doesn’t change the fact that they can still be used to measure your drinks if you have no other way of doing it. The lowest ridge is one ounce (the average shot is 1.5 ounces), the next is 5 ounces (the average glass of wine), and the next is 12 (the average beer size).
Chill Your Beer in Minutes
There’s nothing worse than putting bottles of room temperature beer into a fridge and waiting for them to get cold so you can get your drink on. If you put a six-pack of your favorite beer into a regular refrigerator, you’re looking at a wait time of at least an hour before they’ll be cold enough to drink. That is, unless you’re okay with warm, overly fizzy beer. Instead of waiting, damped paper towels and wrap them around your beer bottles like a tiny, freezing sleeping bag. Put the bottles into your freezer and 15 minutes later you have frosty, perfect beer. But, if you forget about them, you’re in for a freezer full of glass and frozen beer froth because those bad boys can (and likely will) explode on you.