Bad surprise in the kitchen
That’s why you shouldn’t empty Baileys down the drain
Those who want to avoid alcohol in Dry January can dispose of opened bottles in the drain. In the case of Baileys, however, that’s not a good idea.
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Baileys comes from Ireland, is a mixture of cream and whiskey and has an alcohol content of around 17 percent.
Nicholas GreinacherEditor Wine
Clogged drains are unsavory, annoying and can be expensive to fix. It has long been known that not all liquids are intended for the drain. For example, cooking oil or greasy sauces should avoid drains as they can cause blockages.
Baileys comes from Ireland, is a mixture of cream and whiskey and has an alcohol content of around 17 percent. Especially in winter, some like to treat themselves to a shot of this sweet specialty in their coffee. If Baileys lands in the drain, the shot can backfire.
As the Irish Mirror newspaper recently reported, Baileys also falls into the category of liquids that are not suitable for the drain. Due to the high cream content and thick consistency, Baileys can collect in the elbow below the drain and cause clogs. The Irish drink can completely block drains that are already slightly clogged.
Instead of emptying the rest of the opened Baileys bottle down the drain, it is best to fill it up into a PET bottle and dispose of it in the household waste, while the glass bottle belongs in the used glass container. Alternatively, you can bake a Baileys cake and give it as a gift – or you can take it to the office, where it will probably be devoured in no time.