101 Uses for Vodka!

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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #209329 Jerseymum
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:54 am

We use it to get sticker residue off school clothing, and then drink some to numb the pain of being annoyed at the school for continually handing out stickers!
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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #209330 Jerseymum
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:55 am

Oh, and to remove milk stains from upholstery (three bf babies and my sofa smells like a wino not a yoghurt vat! lol)
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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #209337 NaturalBlue
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:45 pm

Vodka is good for colds - mixed with some warm blackcurrent!! (well in my house anyway)

There is also the Vodka Melon...
1. Take a water melon and cut a small (shot glass sized) hole in the skin and put to one side
2. pour as much vodka into the melon as will soak in
3. replace the cut skin in the whole, leave for 24 hours
*Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have poured the whole bottle in
leave again for a couple of days and then cut the melon open and either eat as it is, or blitz it with ice to make a georgeous summer cocktail :iconbiggrin:

My Granny told me that if my babies were restless to swish some vodka around the inside of their milk bottles, tip it out and then fill with warm milk for a good nights sleep - I never tried this as all 3 of mine were breatfeed and whilst I could get the vodka in I struggled to tip it out again :iconbiggrin: so I can't confirm if it works but my Dad's ok so I'm guessing it didn't do any harm???

I haven't seen anyone mention Vodka Jelly?

I also made a tincture with chestnuts and vodka which is an astrigent but supposed to be especially good for varicose veins :drunken:
...um, how can I make that?...

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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #209353 oldjerry
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:40 pm

[quote="NaturalBlue"]Vodka is good for colds - mixed with some warm blackcurrent!! (well in my house anyway)

There is also the Vodka Melon...
1. Take a water melon and cut a small (shot glass sized) hole in the skin and put to one side
2. pour as much vodka into the melon as will soak in
3. replace the cut skin in the whole, leave for 24 hours
*Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have poured the whole bottle in
leave again for a couple of days and then cut the melon open and either eat as it is, or blitz it with ice to make a georgeous summer cocktail :iconbiggrin:



I'd forgotten about this,it's a tried and tested way aussies smuggle alcohol into cricket matches,except instead of a shot sized hole they inject it in with a syringe!Then they cut a small hole and drink straight from the fruit.

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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #209506 jampot
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:08 pm

i think this may be somewhere else on this site but using vodka as a carrier (?) for essential oils in an atomiser means you can mix your own blended scents. ive got lemon oil on the go now, mmmmm zesty! :wink:
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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #215118 the.fee.fairy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:03 pm

Oooh you can.

I used to make room atomisers:

1/4 bottle vodka (bottle = size of spray bottle!!)
3/4 bottle distilled or purified water
50 drops of essential oil mix, or fragrance oil mix.

Shake well and spray into the air to freshen it. You can use different essential oils to combat different things:

Relaxing:

Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Chamomile

Disinfecting:

Tea Tree, Pine Balsam, Thyme

Deodourising:

Thyme, Rosemary, Lime

Wakey Wakey:

Citruses, peppermint.

Cold (sick) room:

Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender (for rest) or citrus (for waking up).

Insect repellant:

Tea Tree, Citronella, Lemon

The vodka is a solvent, most essential oils do not disperse in water and need a solvent to dissolve them. By putting the vodka in the bottle, then the oild, you disperse them into the alcohol, and then dilute that mixture with water!

Not sure i'd want to try the glasses cleaner on on coated lenses - the aforementioned solvent effect might break down the coating.

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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Post: #231764 mrsflibble
Thu May 12, 2011 11:59 am

oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!


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