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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:42 pm
by fran
My Russian friend, Andrei, swears by;

15) Warm vodka to relieve earache
16) Gargling with vodka to help a sore throat.

I don't know if anyone has tried home made russian vodka, but it probably makes a really good paint stripper too! :icon_smile:

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:11 pm
by jampot
best not used on kids but rinse hair in strong vodksi to kill off nits!

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:45 pm
by homegrown
surviving the mother in law visit :lol:

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:27 pm
by snapdragon
use as 'anti-freeze' for screenwash on your car

spirit steep for woody dye plants

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:24 am
by sortanormalish
This advice came from a doctor when he was treating my premmature son at about 9 months, 6 months adjusted age.

Just dip your finger in vodka and rub onto babies' gums when they are teething. It numbs the gums. No more than every four hours.
About a teaspoon mixed with just a little juice to bring down a fever. He said if the fever is back in four hours, you need a doctor.
I tried both and they work. I still do it with older kids, just use about an ounce (the youngest is 9 years now).

He said a little vodka was actually safer for my premie's liver, or any person with a normal liver actually, than acetomenophen or ibuprofin. New research says he was right. Maybe our grandmothers did know what they were doing.

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:27 am
by Bonniegirl
Only one use for vodka in this house and that's in a tall glass with tonic and ice and lemon!

Na zdorovje :drunken:

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:31 pm
by sortanormalish
When I give the kids a little vodka and orange juice, I give me a large :lol:

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:47 pm
by the.fee.fairy
Add a packet of pear drops to it and let them melt, shake every day for a week or so until it goes a beautiful golden pink.

Then drink with ice.

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:07 pm
by theabsinthefairy
what a fantastic idea fee fairy. :sunny:

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:57 pm
by the.fee.fairy
i used to do it at Uni when i could only afford the cheap rough stuff. You can do it with any strong alcohol and sweets. Use boiled sweets for the best effect.

Bear in mind, if you use Werther's originals or any creamy boiled sweets, you need to shake it before you drink it because the creamy bit separates. The strawberries and cream campinos are gorgeous when drunk in vodka!!

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:55 pm
by Shirleymouse
After reading all the things you can use vodka for, I'm not sure that drinking it is very sensible!
I used it at uni to get some ink out of some clothing - it worked a treat.
Prefer it with ice and cranberry juice though!

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:23 pm
by Gem
How has noone said sloe vodka yet???

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:39 pm
by AngeB
My uses for vodka so far until I get paid again and find more things to shove in it for Christmas gifts :lol:
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Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:54 am
by Jerseymum
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!

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:55 am
by Jerseymum
Oh, and to remove milk stains from upholstery (three bf babies and my sofa smells like a wino not a yoghurt vat! lol)