I am used to caps you squeeze on the sides to turn open (counterclockwise). No matter how much I tried it would not open. I had to pierce a hole at the bottom of the bottle and pour the contents in another bottle. I wish I had not done so however and returned it. For when I put it in my mouth for the first time I was very surprised by the taste of alcohol and how bad it tasted. The product is light tan instead of blueish so the unwary will think it is alcohol-less. How base!