I mixed gin, vodka, rum and scotch whisky together, put it into a water bottle, and left it for about 1 month, would it make me sick If I drank it?

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    There are two factors that will change any answer, one is about the shelf-stability of each ingredient, and one is about the shelf-stability of the bottle (preferably in regards to alcohol). Without this information, all anyone here can do is guess.
    – Megha
    Jun 28, 2018 at 3:37
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    You will of course get sick if you drink the mixture like water, right now. Clearly mark the water bottle, draw an attention sign on it.
    – Johannes_B
    Jun 28, 2018 at 5:19
  • There is a drink like that Aunt Roberta. In Poland any drink that is mix of few alcohols and only them is called "Cad" Jun 28, 2018 at 7:46
  • You'll definitely get sick, but it won't be because of bacteria.
    – FuzzyChef
    Jun 30, 2018 at 0:42

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Gin, vodka, rum and whisky are all distilled spirits, so you'd be essentially mixing up essentially four versions of same thing and get to a different version of the same thing. Individually the alcohol content in these spirits more than high enough to prevent microorganisms from growing when stored for years in a closed container, including the the plastic bottles they're sometimes sold in. When mixed together this will remain true and there's nothing about any normal water bottle that would change this.

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    Thr only caveat is that plastic water bottles are made of a thinner and different type of plastic than liquor bottles. It should still be fine after a month but extended storage (3+ months) isn't a great idea.
    – logophobe
    Jun 28, 2018 at 11:59

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