So I was cleaning and I found some home-made spirits that we got over the last two years.
There is a tradition of making alcohol and giving it to people when you visit, even if they don’t really drink. Not having alcohol in the house is like not having coffee, even if you don’t drink it.
(Yes, alcoholism is strong in our tradition.)
Alcohol isn’t banned from our home (as long as people don’t get drunk, of course), my husband will have a beer once in a while, I don’t because I simply don’t like the taste of most of it. Guests will have one drink, maybe two if they aren’t driving.
But now I found a lot. A bottle here and there and it piled up.
We have more than we could drink in years, more than even all our guests could drink in years. We don’t have anyone to give it to. (I actually tried, most people already have tons and are in a similar situation alcohol-wise. Those who would take it already drink too much so I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving it to them.)
It wasn’t actually made by our family members, it’s not fancy or special. I’d keep a small, more manageable amount.
There are a few smaller bottles that are fancy or exotic, I’d keep those. But those are small, maybe 4-8 oz each, and we got them because we wanted to try them.
I was thinking how much I would like to get rid of the big bottles that have been sitting in our pantry since we moved in, the ones we got mostly because someone made too much.
Throwing away perfectly fine food is wasteful, that is clear.
But what would you do with alcohol?