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This post goes out to all those who look for alternate uses for common household objects.
So if you’re standing in Cancun right now (or, you know, in the near future), looking at a rack of gecko-painted shot glasses and thinking, “Yes, but apart from shots of Cuervo, what would I ever use this $10 kitschy shot glass for?”, this post is for you.*
*I recently had the same thought when my roommate brought back Texas shot glasses for all of us. Hence the inception of this post.
To me, shot glasses have always been for one thing and one thing only: DRINKING.
But little did I realize that there are actually many other ways to use a shot glass. Here are my top 5 non-alcoholic uses for shot glasses.
Makeshift Cooling Rack: Don’t have a cookie rack? No problem! To get the air flowing under freshly baked cookies on their sheet, prop a cool cookie sheet on four over-turned shot glasses so your baked goods don’t continue cooking after you’ve taken them out of the oven (no one likes tough cookies).
Mouthwash dispenser: If you’re rushing out and want to take a swig of your roommate’s mouthwash, grab a shot glass and pour yourself a sip. It’ll make your roommate glad that in your minty-fresh freeloading, you’re not just taking it straight from the bottle. Keep one on your bathroom sink for an environmentally-friendly alternative to the Dixie Cup method.
Scented oil dish: Scented oil is great for those of us living in places that don’t allow candles, but the oil dishes and holders are always so expensive (while the oil is rather cheap). Fill shot glasses with scented oils for a cheap version of the $25 Pier One trend. If you’re a fan of oil reeds, cut them in half so the glass isn’t so top heavy.
Tea bag holder: I hate when I have to use an entire tea bag for a single cup; as I walk it to the garbage can, I can almost hear the little bag squeaking “But I’ve got so much more to give! Put me back in, Coach!” That’s where shot glasses come in handy. Pop a half-used tea bag in one to hold it until you’re ready for your next cuppa’.
Well, and of course there’s always just using it for drinking…
Cheers, my friends, in any way you choose to use it.
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