Did you know that vodka is good for more than building a buzz? In addition to being a delightful drink, vodka is also great for cleaning, gardening & more!
1) MAKE BOOZCICLES: If you like fruit and you like vodka, then you’ll love these Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins popsicles by Endless Simmer. Don’t be so skeptical – yes, vodka can freeze! These fresh treats are made with real fruit, and are as easy as mix, stir and freeze. Enjoy but remember – these childhood favorites are now adult-only!
2) PREVENT WEEDS: If weeds start creeping into your patch of peonies, kill them before they have a chance to take over! Instead of using toxic chemicals, try vodka! Combine one ounce of vodka with two cups of water and a squirt of dish soap. Using a spray bottle, spray the mixture liberally on weeds. For more weed-fighting tips, read: Prevent Weeds. (though we’re not sure we really want to waste vodka like this, but hey it is non-toxic it).
3) SHINE CHROME: Dirty and greasy hands are hard on your shiny sink hot and cold handles. If your chrome has developed a dirty film, use vodka to shine it! To get your sink to sparkle, moisten a soft, clean cloth with vodka, and then apply it to your fixtures. To learn more about cleaning with vodka, read: Vodka: Good For Cocktails, Cleaning & More.
4) PRESERVE FLOWERS: To keep your wisteria from wilting, add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in your flower vase. You fresh flowers will stay full and beautiful longer. For more information about preserving your flowers, read: The Daily Green. Tip: This concoction works best if it’s fresh every day.