Vodka is Magical?
Not only does vodka make a great martini, here are ten other uses for it. Plus, my recipe for a fantastic Bloody Mary.
Window Cleaner – Simply spray windows with diluted vodka and wipe with a lint free cloth for a streak free shine.
Chrome Cleaner – Again, achieve streak free shine by soaking a lint free cloth in vodka and wipe down chrome fixtures.
Laundry Deodorizer – An undiluted spritz of vodka will remove odors. Just spray and hang to dry. This one’s a little suspect to me. So instead of smelling like a sweaty pig, you’ll smell like a sweaty drunk pig?
Rust Remover – Take the rusty screws off of your license plates and soak them in a shot or two of vodka for a few hours and wipe them clean.
Flower Preservation – A few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar will keep flowers from wilting.
Stain Remover – Remove upholstery stains by dipping a cloth in vodka and rubbing it over the stain.
Weed Killer – Mix one ounce of vodka, two cups of water, and a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray directly on weeds.
Mold and Mildew Killer – Spray tile and caulk with vodka and allow it to sit for 30 minutes and then scrub with a toothbrush.
Muscle Relaxer – Mix equal parts water and vodka in a ziploc bag and freeze. When your muscles are relaxed, add a can of frozen orange juice, blend and top off with champagne.
Odor Fighter – Spritz vodka in smelly shoes. Place outside to dry.
Now, for my favorite part of the show: My Bloody Fabulous BLT Bloody Mary. You will need:
Tall glass, ice, lime, bacon bits, V8, vodka, romaine lettuce, strip of cooked thick cut pepper bacon and Tabasco sauce (optional).
Rim glass with lime and bacon bits. Fill glass half way with ice. Pour in 1.5 ounces of vodka, and fill with V8. Finish with a few shakes of Tobasco to spice it up. Use bacon strip to mix and leave it in the glass for a vodka soaked meat treat. Cut lettuce halfway up the leaf and place on rim of glass as garnish.