Vodka & Tequila: Quarantine Recipes for Disinfecting and Drinking

Vodka, Tequila, Coronavirus

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! πŸ˜‰ 


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. 

RELATED: Healthy Drinking made EASY. 

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?…⁣ ⁣ 1β€’ Buy the cheapest vodka⁣ 2β€’ Put it in a spray bottle of your choice⁣ 3β€’ Spray any stinky clothes!⁣ THE END!⁣ ⁣ π˜žπ˜©π˜’π˜΅β€™π˜΄ 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧π˜ͺ𝘡 𝘰𝘧 𝘒 𝘭π˜ͺ𝘯𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘒𝘺?⁣ ⁣ Less washes = less ware & tare = less clothes = saved money & happy 🌎❀️⁣ ⁣ 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘀𝘬 π˜₯𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘷𝘰π˜₯𝘬𝘒 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 π˜₯𝘰 𝘐 𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘡𝘩π˜ͺ𝘴?⁣ ⁣ 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! π“π‘πž 𝐚π₯𝐜𝐨𝐑𝐨π₯ 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐒π₯π₯ 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲. Also great for thrifted pieces that are kinda finicky to hand wash!⁣

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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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π˜‹ 𝘐 𝘠 𝘒𝘭𝘭-𝘯𝘒𝘡𝘢𝘳𝘒𝘭 𝘀𝘭𝘦𝘒𝘯𝘦𝘳 πŸ‹πŸŠβ£ ⁣ 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! ⁣ ⁣ -𝐠π₯𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐭π₯𝐞⁣ (the oils can break down plastic) ⁣ I repurposed my @healthade Kombucha bottle and a spray top from an empty cleaner. ⁣ ⁣ -πŸ–π¨π³ 𝐝𝐒𝐬𝐭𝐒π₯π₯𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐑𝐒𝐭𝐞 𝐯𝐒𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫 🍢⁣ Vinegar is an acetic acid that has the ability to destroy bacteria, deodorize, and cut grease.⁣ ⁣ -πŸ–π¨π³ 𝐝𝐒𝐬𝐭𝐒π₯π₯𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 πŸ’§β£ Water can be a medium for bacteria growth so use distilled water or boil and cool the water first.⁣ ⁣ -𝟐𝟎𝐒𝐬𝐑 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐒𝐚π₯ 𝐨𝐒π₯𝐬 πŸ‹β£ 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!)

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CLEAN: According to wellness blogs, you can mix mix 1 ΒΌ cup of water, ΒΌ cup of vinegar, and ΒΌ 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 

Opt for a bottle with 50%-80% alcohol for disinfectant purposes! Amazingly enough, tequila can also help in digesting your vitamins and medication properly, too! 

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!

Related: How the Philippines Helped Make Tequila into a Thing


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 β€œclean” 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. 

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