Obviously you won’t want to use any of these with expensive Gray Goose or Smirnoff, but a cheap bottle has its uses.

Stinky feet: Soak a washcloth in vodka to kill odor-causing fungus and bacteria.

Fresh flowers: Adding a few drops of vodka to the water stunts ethylene production and will extend the life of the bouquet.

Insect repellant: Put in a spray bottle. Much better then using poisonous deet.

Stings: Douse area in vodka. It will alleviate the swelling.

Laundry stains: I haven’t tried this, but it seems feasible!

Hair: A vodka rinse will bring back the shine.

Tinctures: Mix lavender or rose petals with vodka in a dark bottle and let steep for a few weeks. Natural perfume!

Weed killer: Mix in a spray bottle with a couple of drops of dish soap. Works great on dandelions!

Glass cleaner: Works every bit as good as Windex.

Get off sticky stuff: Use to remove price tags.

Freshen laundry: Spritz on clothes to freshen them up a bit. (I prefer not to smell like a drunk thank you very much!)

Ease poison ivy: Helps soothe the itch.

Mold and mildew killer: Spray on, let sit 20 minutes and scrub off with an old toothbrush.

Jewelry cleaner: Soak in vodka and rinse.

Remove a bandage: No more painful removal, gets rid of the “sticky” stuff.

Remove hairspray from your mirrors: Just use as glass cleaner.

Astringent: Cleanses skin and tightens pores.

Here is a recipe list from (yahoo answers) if you prefer to drink your vodka!

1. Jell-O Shooters
1 cup Vodka
1 cup boiling water
1 Jell-O package (any flavor you’d like)
Mix everything together and put them in little plastic shooter cups.. Then you chill them in the fridge. You can find these little cups in any grocery store or perhaps dollar store, and if not, sometimes department stores like Wal-Mart will have them.
2. Cape Codder:
In a tall glass (approx. 14 oz) with ice:
1 shot Vodka
Fill with Cranberry Juice
3. Greyhound (same as screwdriver, except you use grapefruit juice instead of OJ)
In a rocks (short) glass with ice:
1 shot Vodka
Fill with Grapefruit Juice
4. Bay Breeze
In a tall glass (around 14 oz) with ice:
1 shot Vodka
1/2 glass of Pineapple Juice
1/2 glass of Cranberry Juice
Aside: To make a “Sea” Breeze, substitute the Pineapple Juice with Grapefruit Juice
5. Bloody Caesars:
In a tall glass with ice:
1 shot Vodka
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash Tabasco sauce
Dash salt and pepper
Fill with Clamato Juice
Aside: For Bloody Marys, use tomato juice instead of Clamato.
6. Vodka Sour
In a sugar-rimmed rocks glass with ice:
1 oz Vodka
Fill with Bar Lime (aka Sweet & Sour Mix, Limeade)
Shake and pour back into the glass.
7. Madras
Build, in a tall glass with ice:
1 oz Vodka
Fill 1/2 glass with OJ
Fill 1/2 glass with Cranberry
8. Lemon Drop
Sugar rim a shot glass, then in a shaker tin with ice:
1 oz Vodka
Juice of a lemon wedge
Shake and strain back into the glass.

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

Ron White

8 responses

  1. Heather says:

    I had no idea there were that many ways to use vodka! lol We made elderberry tincture a couple of years ago. I have another use for you that really works…you know when you’ve been cutting hot peppers and you forget to wear rubber gloves…ya I did that one year making fresh salsa. Felt like my hands were on fire! I tried washing with dish detergent, soaking in milk and I don’t know what else I tried. My friend googled and found that vodka will rinse off the burning pepper oils! Worked like magic!!!

    • Great idea! I will remember this one for sure!

      • Heather says:

        After I commented, I remembered that I also got some burning hot pepper oil IN MY EYE! ( An intelligent person would never rub their eye while cutting hot peppers. ahem. ) We googled that before I actually splashed some vodka in my eye. Didn’t want to go blind or something. lol Apparently one can get drunk more quickly by putting alcohol into the eye. hmmm. Didn’t want that but at that moment I just really wanted the burning heat to go away! So, I did a quick splash of vodka into the eyeball, waited a half second, and rinsed with water. It worked in one try. No more burning!!!

  2. floraseasons says:

    Working in the yard a lot I get poison ivy all the time, I will have to try some vodka for some relief! Thanks for the informative post!

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Hey, GREAT ideas, thanks! Loving the eyewash thing… I’m right there with ya; there’s nothing worse that hot pepper oil in the eye or on your face (don’t ask): As an astringent? Witch Hazel is also a really good/gentle one: ) Vodka Shooters? Wicked-fast way to take your booze (it really sneaks up on ya; ) Cheers, D.

  4. P&B says:

    Now I have reasons to buy a bottle of Vodka. Thanks.

  5. lucindalines says:

    Sounds like some good uses, and if any of them fail, well you can just drink the rest of the bottle and you won’t care too much about what your initial problem was.

  6. slowborg says:

    Kirsty Alley swears by cleaning everything in the house with vodka!