Sam’s Club sells a lovely fruit salad. Â It’s six pounds for like 9 dollars and the juice from it has this melony flavor the fancies up mixed drinks in a way that makes grenadine seem a methadone-like substitute. Â Knowing this, I avoid consuming the fruit salad juice and bottle it when I’m done in a latch-top bottle from Ikea and store it until it’s cocktail time.
I polished off a container of fruit salad a few weeks ago and decanted the juice. Â Then about a week ago, I popped the top to try some and noticed it fizzed. Â I couldn’t remember if I had mixed half a left-over bottle of sparkling wine and the taste suggested I had so I recapped it and left it again. Â Today I returned home after work and knocked a bottle of Mountain Dew off the top of my fridge. Â It hit the ground and I looked down and saw a yellow/green puddle thinking the bottle had opened. Â I picked up the bottle and saw it was intact. Â I opened the fridge and saw what I can only describe as carnage. Â The bottle contained the apparently fermented fruit juice had exploded with enough force to embed shards Â of glass in the door. Â A fact I found out while wiping the door down and the wash rag being stopped repeated by jagged shards poking out. Â Bottles on the second shelf of my fridge had been knocked overÂ and the top rear of my fridge was even hit by the blast. Â I threw out some things that were in open containers as they may have received glass spall. Â On the plus side, my fridge has never been cleaner.
Part of me wants to science it and see if it’ll happen again.