How to Keep Vodka Cold

Create a cool ice-encased vodka bottle for perfectly chilled vodka that won't have you forever running to the freezer.

You will need

  • u00bd gal. cardboard milk carton
  • 1 bottle vodka
  • Lemons
  • Flowers
  • 2 cloth napkins
  • Serving tray
  • Optional: Coordinating fruit

Step 1 Prepare carton Pry apart the top of the milk carton so it’s completely open and rinse it thoroughly. Put the bottle of vodka inside. There should be a little extra room on all sides.

Step 2 Fill with water Fill the carton with cold water to the base of the bottle’s neck, leaving an inch at the top.

Step 3 Remove air bubbles Tap the sides of the carton gently or rotate the bottle back and forth to dislodge trapped air bubbles.

Step 4 Decorate Place thin, round slices of lemon, flowers, or other decorations between the bottle and the carton.

Step 5 Freeze Lift the carton carefully by the top edges and place it in your freezer on a flat, level surface and let it freeze overnight.

Step 6 Serve Peel the cardboard away from the ice if the bottle does not lift out easily. Place the bottle on top of a cloth napkin on a serving tray. Wrap the lower half of the bottle in another napkin to allow for easy handling. Then chill out with a chilled beverage.