There are many uses for alcohol beside just drinking it. I bet you have never even thought about it. Well, until now neither have I. Here are just a few things I found out some I might even try myself.
Do you have stinky feet? Soak your feet in alcohol. The high alcohol content will kill the odor-causing bacteria
Did your car battery die? Well I have a solution to that too. Red wine can bring that battery back to life. Red wine is an acidic liquid that allows the electrons to flow freely between positive and negative terminals of the battery, providing sufficient energy to start the engine. How to: Safety googles and rubber gloves, carefully pry the cell cover off the battery with a screwdriver (without getting battery acid on yourself). Using a funnel, pour a little red wine on each of the battery cells. Then reseal the cell covers. Let the car sit for no more than an hour, restart the engine and drive directly to get a new battery.
Run out of windshield washer fluid? While you are grabbing that red wine might as well as grab that vodka. It will come in handy if your windshield-washer reservoir is empty. In a gallon jug mix 3 cups of vodka with 4 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of liquid dishwashing detergent. Shake well then pour into the reservoir. That’s it!
Where is the vanilla? There you are making cooking with the kids and low and behold you are out of vanilla extract. No need to panic you can substitute an equal amount of Frangelico and Baileys Irish Cream.
Your stuck on a plane next to gasious maximus. You’re 30,000 feet up in the air, and your seatmate rips one. Where are you going to go? There’s only one thing to do: Order a whiskey from the flight attendant and ask for a napkin. Dampen the napkin with the whiskey, and breathe through it. “Whiskey masks the scent of the sulfur compounds responsible for the foul-smelling odor,”
You have a problem with slimy invaders in your garden? The only good snail is one cooked in butter and garlic. To rid your yard of the slimy invaders, bury a jar lid that the rim is level with the soil, then fill it with beer. Slugs and snails are attracted to the yeast in beer and overindulge until the drown.
You over do it with the perfume? You smell like you just bathed in a tub of your favorite cologne. The nearly odorless spirit will knock out that scent.
The baked chicken looks great but does not look it. About 15 minutes before you are ready to take it out of the oven, brush the skin of the chicken or turkey with white vermouth. The sugars in the fortified wine will give the dish a rich brown color.
Is your hair looking dull or flat? To add volume to your mane, have a hops shampoo. In an enamel-lined saucepan set over medium heat, bring 3/4 cups of beer to a boil, then simmer briskly until reduces to 1/4 cup. Cool then mix with 1 cup of your regular shampoo. Transfer it to a jar with a lid and shake before use.
It’s the day before Easter and you forgot the dye. Red wine to the rescue again. Well, here is how you get purple eggs just dip it in that glass of red wine. Want to make designs use a white crayon before you dip it into the wine.
Is your backyard getting over run by poison ivy? Kill the noxious weed with a mixture of 2 tablespoons vodka and 2 cups of water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spritz away. Vodka’s dehydrating action will kill the poison ivy soon after the leaves are saturated.
Does your lawn need a lift? You’re not the only one whose spirits are lifted by beer. Lawns like it, too. Add brewski to the reservoir of a 10- or 20-gallon hose end sprayer and water your lawn with the mixture every three weeks or so. The sugar in the beer stimulates microbes that help to break up the soil.
So alcohol has many great uses other than making you forget your troubles.