Month: November 2013

10 ways to use your old Spirits than drinking it!

Vodka: More Than a Drink

If you've stumbled upon a bottle of spirits that's not fit for a mixed drink, reuse it as a handy household solution

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While it’s pricier than rubbing alcohol, this bar staple has the same antiseptic properties, making it a clever replacement in a pinch. Read on for spirited ways to put it to use.
Erase Window Streaks: As an alternative to using chemical cleansers, spray glass panes with diluted vodka, then wipe them down with a lint-free cloth.
Shine Chrome: Put an end to soap scum and hard-water spots by soaking a soft cloth in vodka and wiping it over shiny fixtures.
Deodorize Laundry: Spritz undiluted vodka on clothes to help remove musty smells, then hang-dry them in a well-ventilated area.
Remove Rust from Screws: Leave a weathered screw in vodka for just a few hours, then wipe to get rid of rust.
Save your Boquet: Save your bouquet by mixing a few drops of vodka with a teaspoon of sugar to inhibit the production of ethylene, which makes flowers wilt.
Remove Stubborn Stains: Dip a clean cloth in vodka and rub it on fabric to help take out stubborn stains caused by ink, grass, and some foods.
Kill Weeds:
Mix 1 ounce of vodka, a few drops of liquid dish soap, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Apply on a sunny day to broadleaf weeds that grow in direct sunlight; the vodka will help remove the leaves’ waxy coating, causing them to dry out.
Clean Mold & Mildow: Rid tile and caulk of dark spots by spraying them with vodka. Let sit for up to 30 minutes, scrub with a grout brush or old toothbrush, and rinse thoroughly.
Sooth Aching Muscles: Treat sore muscles with a pack made by pouring equal parts of vodka and water into a resealable bag and freezing it to create a super-cold slushy mix. Whether you treat yourself to a cocktail afterward is up to you!
Stop Oders: Boots smelling ripe? Spritz the insides with diluted vodka; let dry. No more odor.

Robb Report Host’s Guide Holiday 2013

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Robb Report hand-selected the finest spirits in the world for holiday gifts. Only a few spirits are chosen for the ultimate holiday elixir. DeLeón Leóna is one of them.

Aged in 2007 Château d’Yquem barrels for 34-months—just two months shy of becoming an extra añejo—this deep bronze añejo plus possesses thick flavors of burnt orange peel and pungent rose petal. This private reserve limited edition is attractively inset in a black case, and the tequila comes with a python-skin flask and stopper to match the one that caps its hand-blown French glass bottle. ($825)

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