Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

21 August 2012. A Photo Essay. Only in Russia… Did You Know That You Could Use Vodka To…

To clean the caulking joints in bathrooms and showers, fill a spray bottle with vodka, spritz it on the putty, wait five minutes, and rinse with water. The alcohol in the vodka kills mould, mildew, and other microorganisms.

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To clean the lenses of your specs, wipe them with a cloth slightly dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills the germs.

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To extend the life of razors, drop them in a glass of vodka after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and protects them from rust.

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Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub the area with a brush, then, blot it dry.

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Your kitchen is infested with fruit flies? Mix together 30 millilitres (2 tablespoons) of vodka, 4 drops of dishwashing liquid, and 400 millilitres (1.75 cups) of water. Wipe it over the areas where insects congregate, and they’ll leave.

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Fill an empty mayonnaise jar with fresh lavender flowers, pour vodka over them, tighten the lid, shake it all up, and put in the sun for three days. Then, strain the liquid through cheesecloth, discard the flowers, and use the tincture as a balm for muscle aches and pains.

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To get rid of ear pain, drip a few drops of vodka in your ear. Wait a few minutes, then, blot your ear carefully. The vodka will kill the bacteria that cause inflammation and pain in the ear.

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Now, isn’t that special? You won’t look at that rotgut the same ever again, will you? Just shows to go ya that we Russkies DO know a thing or two…

Of course, what’s even better than vodka in the above uses is Everclear… everybody knows that the 190 proof stuff is better than the 151 proof (it dissolves more essences and is more alcoholic)… but you can’t get the real stuff in many places. If all else fails, there’s jelly shots

BMD

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Friday, 13 July 2012

13 July 2012. You’ve Heard Me Talk of “The Jug”… Here It Is and Here’s What’s It In It…

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When I say, “Pass the jug”, I mean it, and it better have the good stuff in it…

BMD

Thursday, 12 July 2012

12 July 2012. What’s the MOST Popular Whiskey on the Territory of the Former USSR? It’s BUSHMILLS… Made by Your Friendly Neighbourhood Orangemen…

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Bushmills is THE whiskey of choice amongst discriminating drinkers in the old Soviet Union. It IS the oldest distillery in the world (dating from 1608)… and its the product of proud Orangemen. After all, would Russians steer you wrong when it comes to drink? Raise a glass and cheer!

By the way… Bushmills was my Nicky’s father’s favourite tipple…

BMD

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