Posted by: Beemer Bob | March 24, 2014

Moscow Mule Ice Pack

As a public service, I felt the need to pass on my invention for an ice pack more effective than any ice pack you can buy on the market.  This is the “Moscow Mule Ice Pack”

I recently had minor surgery on my foot.  To keep the swelling down and pain under control, the doctor had prescribed keeping the foot elevated with an ice pack.

We didn’t have an ice pack large enough for a foot so I decided to invent one of my own.  My unique design provides a nice ice pack and after all the steps are followed the pain will go away.

Step one: Start with a 5 litter box of wine. I find that Merlot works best, but any full bodied red wine will do in a pinch.  BTW, it is a fact that red wine help reduce inflammation.
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Next, drink all the wine.

Remove the bladder from the box.
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Pull out valve. You will need to tug on it pretty hard, but it will come out.
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Wash out well, then air dry.

Using a funnel, pour in 2 cups of vodka. Texas distilled is best, but use what you got.

Next add 1 cup of brandy.

Now you need some ginger beer. Ginger beer is not the same as ginger ale, ginger beer can typically be found at a good liquor store.  But if you are adventurous, you can (as I have done), brew your own using natural fermentation. Here is a cup of nice foamy home brewed ginger beer.

You need to pour in about 3 cups of Ginger Beer.

Replace the plug. You will have to press hard – but it will go back in.

With the spout open and on the top side, squeeze out any excess air, then close the valve.

Put in freezer for several hours. Because of the alcohol, this mixture will not freeze solid but instead be slushy. Kneed the frozen slush a bit to make it pliable, and then place over the injured area.  Elevated of course.

After about an hour, the ice pack should have melted enough allowing you to pour out a cup.

Obviously, you consume this.

Repeat this process every hour until the bladder is empty.

At this point, you will not be feeling any pain.  Now how ‘bout this for an effective ice pack.

Oh, FYI: This mixture of vodka, brandy and ginger beer is the makings of a drink called the “Moscow Mule”.



  1. Well I feel better already!

  2. I think Deep Eddy’s in the bladder will work pretty good too but don’t try to drink the entire bladder in one sitting!

  3. That’s awesome!

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