20 Mar Vodka & Tequila: Quarantine Recipes for Disinfecting and Drinking
During these #Covid19 times, you can only head to the grocery when you really need it so you have to make it count. Instead of squabbling with the rest of the world in the rubbing alcohol and toilet roll section, we reco you head to the alcohol aisle and stock up one bottle of your favorite vodka and/or tequila. NO. JOKE.
One bottle of vodka and tequila can get you through the quarantine because they both have more than one purpose! Aside from making an amazing cocktail at home to keep you sane during the quarantine, you can also use these babies to disinfect and beautify your home. Check out our quarantine-approved DIY recipes that you can cop with just one bottle of vodka and tequila! Perfect alternatives if you don’t like the intoxicating smell of bleach!
VODKA: Disinfect & Drink Recipes
One tall bottle of vodka with an alcohol level of 60%-90% will go a long way! Opt for the unflavored one so you can use it to clean your home. When ingested, there is no proof that alcohol can kill bacteria BUT we’re all here for a good time, not a long time! 😉
CLEAN: The coronavirus can stick to clothes, linens and even your mattress! In a spray bottle, put a shot of vodka and a splash of water to dilute it. Spray on your mattress to kill the germs! Of course, let it air out before you sleep on it, 3 hours max.
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DRINK: Load up on your vitamin C with a citrusy Caipirovska! Chunk up some lime, add 2 teaspoons of sugar, and crush together with a mudder (or a mortar and pestle). Mix in some ice and vodka. Add some tonic to taste. It’s basically a mojito minus the mint leaves (hard to come by in the grocery store during these times). Perfect drink to help you tolerate your fam.
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Ready for the easiest DIY in the world?… 1• Buy the cheapest vodka 2• Put it in a spray bottle of your choice 3• Spray any stinky clothes! THE END! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺? Less washes = less ware & tare = less clothes = saved money & happy 🌎❤️ 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘷𝘰𝘥𝘬𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬?! This is actually an old theater hack! Lots of on stage productions have clothing hand made and sensitive to washing, so they found a way to quickly spray and dry to keep good quality + not smell like trash. When vodka dries it leaves no scent and actually takes odor molecules out with it! Who knew! 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘐 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴? Whenever! I spray it on any not physically dirty clothes as I take them off and hang them back up. Pay special attention to the pits and other stinky areas. Don’t be afraid to spray it real good! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲. Also great for thrifted pieces that are kinda finicky to hand wash!
CLEAN: Yellow marks on clothes are common and there’s no need to be ashamed. With more time now than ever, get your laundry sorted and get those yellow marks out! Mix 4 parts water with 1 part vodka and spray on the yellow areas, leave overnight, and laundry the next day.
DRINK: Trade in that hot coco with a White Russian. Mix vodka, coffee liqueur, and a splash of milk. Stir and serve! Perfect for a chill day of quarantine!
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𝘋 𝘐 𝘠 𝘢𝘭𝘭-𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘳 🍋🍊 Stuck at home and ran out of your cleaner?? You might have the ingredients to make your own multipurpose spray at home! I have a step-by-step guide on my stories but it is seriously so simple! -𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 (the oils can break down plastic) I repurposed my @healthade Kombucha bottle and a spray top from an empty cleaner. -𝟖𝐨𝐳 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫 🍶 Vinegar is an acetic acid that has the ability to destroy bacteria, deodorize, and cut grease. -𝟖𝐨𝐳 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 💧 Water can be a medium for bacteria growth so use distilled water or boil and cool the water first. -𝟐𝟎𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐬 🍋 These oils are known to have antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. Also helps to make the spray smell good! (*Chemical and commercial products are still proven to be more effective against viruses such as Coronavirus🦠, but if you’re unable to leave home and run out of cleaner, this is an option!)
CLEAN: According to wellness blogs, you can mix mix 1 ¼ cup of water, ¼ cup of vinegar, and ¼ cup of vodka in a sprayer. Mix with 15 drops of essential oil of your choice. Tadah! Spray your kitchen, bathroom, your whole home! For linens, follow the same mixture but minus vinegar and add more of your favorite essential oil! So tita!
TEQUILA: Disinfect & Drink Recipes
DRINK: You’ve probably seen a lot of people mixing a Vitamin C booster (Beroca, etc.) with a shot of alcohol and this in fact can boost your immune system! This can be with any alcoholic drink, from vodka to gin to tequila! This was prescribed by doctors in Mexico during the 1930s and it’s very effective!
CLEAN: In a sprayer, mix one shot of tequila, 20 drops of essential oil, and fill the rest of the sprayer with water. Ideal for glass, mirrors, and shiny surfaces.
DRINK: Carrot juice is not of everyone but hear us out! This orange carrot margarita is CRAZY GOOD. Plus, no one hoards carrot juice! Mix equal parts of tequila, carrot juice, and orange juice. Add one part lime and triple sec. Mix and shake with ice, done!
CLEAN: Tequila can help “clean” your mind, after all, this whole coronavirus situation is just so whack. One shot will help calm down your mind and even improve your sleep quality.
Stay safe, everyone! AND DO NOT HOARD. IT IS NOT COOL.