The high alcohol content of vodka gives it all sorts of handy uses besides powering Jell-O shots. Find a use for your cheap swill with this handy list.
Lifestyle blog Divine Caroline assembles a list of 18 uses for vodka that don’t involve any drinking. A few of them we’ve covered before, like treating jellyfish stings and poison ivy. Among some of the more novel uses of vodka:
- Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziplock freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.
- Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
- Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them
If you don’t have cheap vodka on hand, it would seem that several of the tricks on the list could be applied with rubbing alcohol substituted—I’ve used rubbing alcohol in a cup to preserve my razor heads for years now. If you’re more interested in consuming vodka instead of cleaning with it, we won’t leave you hanging—learn from previous posts how to make Skittles flavored vodka and create your own Vodka infusions. The Many Uses of Vodka [via MSN Money]