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Recipe - Kalashnikov (AK47) cocktail

The “Kalashnikov” (AK47) cocktail recipe

  • Vodka
  • Cointreau (or Triple-sec)
  • Lemon (Sliced)
  • Sugar

  1. Prepare a shooter glass (tiny glass) full of Vodka, next add half a slice of Lemon, lying flat on the lip of the glass.
  2. Pour the sugar on the slice, it will also help keeping the Cointreau, then add a splash of Orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple-Sec) on the sugar.
  3. Set the glass on fire for a few seconds, take the slice in one hand, drink the glass quickly with the other, then bite the now cointreau-aromatized lemon …

Hmmm, that’s surprinsingly good and appealing! Barman, another one !

One day, we tried with friend some kind of variation on that theme, as there wasn’t any vodka left in the house. We basically replaced the vodka with whisky and named it M16. We were wrong, that was wrong. Good concept, but bad idea, useless to say…


Tips & tricks - Stop the engine from outside your car

The engine is running, the keys are inside, the door are locked and you’re outside… Bad morning huh ? You’d just like to shut the engine while waiting for a guy who will pry your door open (Try to open your door with some wire by the way, it’s worth the try or the eventual slight wear). Use an old wet rag, and clog the exhaust with it. The engine will stuff itself in a few seconds, then shut down with a harm (assuming you’re not driving a 8 cylinders truck). Beware though, that’s dirty, there are hot gases involved, that’s an engine anyway, not a poney… So process carefully. I used to do that as a prank when I was 12…


Tips & tricks - Remove cat urine odor

Enough said that it stinks a lot. Many good commercial products based on enzymes are working well, but if you do not have access to them, just try spreading some beer on the smelly surface (Not to the point of soaking it). It worked very well for me with a mattress soiled by 2 male cats (Owned by my roomate), when I was a student. Well, it smelled beer (Slightly) afterwards. Nothing to frighten ladies anymore. ;)