Fun & Boozy Science Experiments You Can Do At Home

Monica Gray - August 28, 2023
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Turn Jalapeños Yellow Using Tequila

You’ve probably had some wild nights out on tequila, ones you might not want to remember. Besides dancing on a bar, tequila has some other interesting properties that you might not know about. There’s a reason tequila goes with jalapeños, and it has more to do with than just the taste. You can use it to bleach jalapeños! Tequila also acts as a spot cleaner as vodka or rubbing alcohol does. But if you want to change the color of those jalapeños, use tequila. After soaking them for a night or two, it’ll change them into a pale yellow color. Best of all, you can drink the tequila afterwards, and even make an entire mason jar of spicy tequila. That’s some spicy shots! Keep it tucked away for special occasions, or when you want to see the look of pain on your friend’s faces (A Recipe For Fun).

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Make Colored Rice

This one is fun and simple, and you could use the colored rice to decorate! Simply grab four Ziploc baggies. Fill them with rice and vodka, and then pour four different colors of food coloring into the baggies. Then, pour the rice onto baking sheets to let it dry. You’ll get rainbow rice! You could even eat the rice afterwards, though it will likely taste like vodka (Living Life and Learning).

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Make A Handheld Fireball Using Tequila Or Vodka

This experiment is not to be taken lightly. You’re about to hold a ball of fire, so make sure you use precaution, and don’t do it if you’ve already had a few alcoholic beverages. The best way to protect yourself is to wear flame retardant gloves to perform the experiment successfully. Cut a two to six inch piece of fabric from a material like cotton or wool. This material does not catch fire at low temperatures. Roll it up and thread it into a ball. Grab that old bottle of tequila or vodka, both of which are highly flammable, and lather it up. Then, set it aflame. You can pick it up and hold it for a few seconds without getting burned before you should put it away (YouTube).


Make A Density Tower

Because liquids have all different densities, you could make your very own density tower with water, vegetable oil, and alcohol. Grab a clear glass bottle and pour three different liquids inside. You can use oil, water, and whiskey. Watch the magic happen! The liquids will all settle based on their different densities, making a colorful tower. This is all thanks to the different mass of molecules, and the denser ones sink to the bottom (Exploratorium).