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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: Match the fruit decoration to the flavor of vodka, like berries for berry vodka.
  • 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.
  • FACT: Did you know? Vodka is the largest global spirits category with total sales of 512.7 million cases in 2008.

You Will Need

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

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