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Vodka: The most versatile of all liquors…

April 21, 2010


You know those mornings when you wake up and find yourself swearing you will never drink hard alcohol again? Of course you do.

While you’re still detoxing, punish that evil vodka bottle by putting it to work! Here’s Ten Useful-Uses for Vodka for you to try as you weigh the pros and cons of rehab…

1.) Cleaning Wounds: Out of hydrogen peroxide? Not a problem! Just pour some vodka on your cuts and scrapes to disinfect them. It won’t fizz like hydrogen peroxide does, though…if it does, it may be advisable seek legitimate medical help not obtained from this website.

Don't worry, she was skeptical too...

2.) Treating Poison Ivy: Applying vodka directly to skin that has come in contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac can keep the rash from spreading. Good thing you thought to pack that Smirnoff in your knapsack.

3.) Removing Stains: Fight fire with fire- or drink stains with vodka! Pour some Russian water on carpet and clothing stains, scrub with a brush, then blot with a wet rag. Unfortunately, nothing can remove stains from your reputation. Parties only last a night, but pictures are forever.

Oh noooooo! (To be spoken in a British accent)

4.) Preserve Flowers: Who knew! When you change the water, add a few drops of vodka and some sugar to the vase to keep your roses alive longer than most college relationships.

I hope you brought a fifth with those roses buddy...

5.) Clean Jewelry: Put a few drops of vodka onto a soft cloth and wipe your jewelery gently. Or, next time you’re out and you notice your Tiffany bracelet is looking a little lackluster, just dunk it in your vodka water.

6.) Relieve Toothaches: Soak a cotton wool some vodka and dry the excess liquid. Put the cotton wool onto the affected area and bite through the said cotton wool to temporarily relieve the pain. I call this the “Teething Baby Remedy.”

I'll have two shots: One for me, and one for my baby...

7.) Brightening Fixtures: Try spraying your chrome, glass and porcelain fixtures with vodka next time you run out of Windex. Ta-da!

8.) Repel Mosquitoes: Apparently mosquitoes are like Mormons- they hate booze, and can be extremely bothersome. For your next outdoor gathering, fill a spray bottle with vodka to keep both pests away. Reward your ingenuity with a couple of sprays aimed riiight towards the back of your throat.

9.) Freshen Laundry: Spritz a little vodka on your clothes before hang-drying, or add a few drops to the mix before washing. For those of you living in musty, borderline condemned dorms and apartments, this will help keep your attire from smelling like mold.

10.) Relieve Pain: …And not the way you think! Mix half a cup of vodka with half a cup of water in a Ziplock bag then freeze for a makeshift cold pack. Apply this Crystal Palace Compress to relieve sprains, body aches or strains around your eyes.

It's like a vodka slushy!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Julie Vaughan permalink
    April 22, 2010 7:03 pm

    who knew vodka was good for practically everything? Great little pieces of info for life in general.

  2. April 29, 2010 11:45 pm

    A-to-the-Men to that girls. All the more reason for me to stock up on my favorite liquor.

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