Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vodka - The all Purpose Drink

Vodka is surely an all Purpose Drink. When I used to be bachelor, I used to stock my mini bar with varieties of Vodka, Grey Goose (with Red Bull) always most reachable.

After marriage, I could not consume all of them, but still keep getting them from my friends visiting us, they know me well, don't they? :)

When I was researching to see how to make use of these Vodka, I found so many interesting ways to use them, I was so surprised to see how a vodka can be Panacea.
Since I always had a Vodka in my home since I moved to USA, it could be handy aside from being a fantastic drink, it has many uses which you may not have known about.

Here are a few uses:

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves adhesive (If the wound is still not dried, I would not try this)

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. Clean jewelry. Soak the jewelry in vodka for five minutes, then rinse, and dry.

4. Clean lipstick from clothing. Rub the stain with vodka, then throw into your regular wash.

5. Remove the glue left behind by a bumper sticker. Rub the glue with a soft, clean cloth soaked with vodka

6. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

7. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.

8. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

9. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.
(Disclaimer: Alcohol can cause skin/scalp irritation for some people, Thanks Madhu )

10. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

11. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziplock freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

12. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

13. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

14. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.

15. vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

16. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

17. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

18. Soothe a sore throat. Add a tablespoon of vodka to glass of warm water and gargle. The alcohol helps numb the sore throat.

19. When you have a bad stomach, drink a shot of Vodka with a tablespoon of salt
it helps and feels WOW ( A recommended treatment from a good friend of mine, she tried it and tested, also its a very common practice among Russians)

20. Mix 2/4 with chilled pani puri water. Also Try out a spoonful on pasta or baked fish on a cold evening.

But whenever possible drink Vodka, ALWAYS!

PS After getting few threats, I am adding this disclamier :)
Disclaimer: Other than Drinking Vodka, everything else do it at drinkers discretion. But once you drink vodka, I am not responsible for your discretion senses.


Deeps said...

Hi Pop,
Was amazed to see this post of yours. I have myself tried quite a few of them from the list and it works wonders. The one's I can vouch for are 1, 3, 4, 17 and 19 (which was recommended by me!!) lol...
Go ahead try it yourself... You are in for a surprise to see what all Vodka can offer...

~ D

Shilesh said...

I am going to try # 9, If I go bald, you better be prepared dude :)

PoP said...

Thanks a lot Deeps, coming from some one who tried is great to hold on to.
It is amazing you tried so many things with Vodka, when we meet I know what to get for you guys ;)

PoP said...

Thanks Shilesh for reminding me about the disclaimer. :P

Madhuri said...

Madhuri says: Alcohol can cause skin/scalp irritation for some people.


PoP said...

Thanks Madhu for the tips, added in my post.
And I totally agree with Sreya :)

Anaggh A. Desai said...

Mix 2/4 with chilled pani puri water.

Try out a spoonful on pasta or baked fish on a cold evening.

PoP said...

@ Anaggh : Will give a shot this weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Super Vodka!

Annie said...

vodka ki jai ho! i read an article the same day as u posted this one on using vodka for medicinal purpose........

PoP said...

Hey Annie, If you have the link, point it to me, I shall link in this blog

Annie said...

although, i doubt if I have the heart to waste all that vodka in cleaning. would rather go with good ol' vinegar and baking soda! vodka is too precious a commodity :D