It’s amazing what hard-core alcholics will drink. I worked as a volunteer at a residential place that dealt with (sort of) recovered alcoholics, and every so often the less recovered ones would go off the rails, break into the pantry, and drink the flavoring extracts.
One of them drank the peppermint extract and nearly burned out his throat. It must have been like drinking Absorbine.
That stuff is nasty. A friend worked in a factory that dealt with a lot of peppermint. One day they had a spill, and had to evac the area around the building.
I have a sister that has drank everything and still does once in a while.
It’s ruined my mothers life.