If alcohol has lost its chill, it’s tough to know what to do with it. Even the most frugal liquor lover would not want to toss out a nearly full bottle of alcohol. Many alcoholic drinks can simply be refrigerated, such as beer and white wine. Clear spirits like vodka, whiskey, and tequila, on the other hand, taste best at room temperature and will taste harsh if you take them out of the freezer and pour them into a warm cocktail glass.
Did you know that there are so many different ways to use a bottle of vodka besides drinking it?
The next time you’re tempted to dump the dregs down the drain, consider the following ideas, so it does not go to waste.
Spill Stain Remover
Are you clumsy when it comes to holding your drinks; perhaps a wrong turn lead to awkward red wine stains everywhere? To eliminate those spill stains, use a tiny drop of vodka. It is very effective in removing discolouration in fabrics.
You can spray it on the spot and dab it up with a rag. High-proof alcohol will aid in the removal of the stain.
Gets Rid of Sticky Residue
Getting rid of the adhesive gunk with a label or sticker is no small feat. You may scrape and scour all you like, but the easy solution is removing it with a bit of vodka.
Spritz a tiny amount of alcohol on the stinky region and let it settle in for a moment or two. Then, softly apply pressure on the gunk to remove it using a cloth or cleaning pad.
An Aftershave Alternative
The main constituent in typical aftershaves is alcohol, used to sanitise and calm the face while avoiding irritation. When it concerns alcohol concentration, vodka has an excellent proportion and will do marvels for your skin.
Eliminates Laundry Odours
You may use alcohol to remove odours from your garments. For that, simply deodorise any nasty towels or clothing, and add a glass of alcohol to your subsequent batch of laundry in the washer.
Allowing the clothes to soak in the alcohol and water concoction for an hour is the best method to remove those stinky odours. You’ll still have to use your regular washing detergent, though.
Best Jewellery Cleaner
Alcohol, when diluted, is an excellent cleanser for crystal jewellery. It can restore the lustre of your jewels, but it is important to note that this method may not work for all types of jewellery, so do your homework before dipping your necklace in your alcohol soda.
Environment-Friendly Bug Repellent
Summer is around the corner, which means mosquitoes season will return soon. You can save your precious money on bug spray and choose an alcohol-based bug repellent that is kind to you and the environment.
Plain alcohol should suffice, but you can improve the scent with herbal extracts, lilac buds, and fresh basil.
That’s it for the roundup! Now that you’ve got more options for reusing and repurposing your alcohol bottles, try one of these tips the next time you’re left with a near-empty bottle.
While some of these ideas are unconventional, most should be easy to pull off. Simply pick the one that suits your situation best, and you’ll be left with a valuable and exciting tool around the house!