I feel like this year I have posted more boozy posts than years past. Truth be told, I like a good cocktail, wine or beer, I really do. But I am actually not a big drinker (my friends and husband may disagree with me on that) – it just doesn’t take much while we’re out. And when I’m home, a glass of wine puts me to sleep (sadly), so I am usually a one and done kind of gal.
But I love crafting new cocktails. That seems to be my favorite new food “hobby” of 2015, and I wanted to incorporate that into my gift-giving this holiday season!
You can easily infuse vodka in just two days. One 750ml bottle will get you 4-5 generous gifts for your fave cocktail lover.
Snag fun bottles to showcase your gift-gifting skillz, add a pretty tag or washi tape, and you’re good to go! You can take your presentation an extra step and add fun straws and/or napkins. I found so many fun little touches this year at Target, Wal-mart, and Homegoods. I have leftover flair for next year too. #holla
I was stoked to find a blog post for this simple DIY gift (here), and can’t wait to gift friends this weekend, with their own personal bottle of infused vodka!
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- 1 3-inch strip of orange zest (removed with a vegetable peeler)
- 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, halved
- 4 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 1/2 cups vodka
- 5 full size peppermint candy canes, crushed
- 1 1/2 cups vodka
- Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and screw on lid.
- Allow mixture to infuse for 2-4 days, shaking 1-2 times a day.
- After vodka is infused, strain out all solids through a cheesecloth and decant into a fresh bottle or jar.
+ There are loads of cocktail recipes using Peppermint Vodka on the interwebz – a few of my favorite: Peppermint Cranberry Spritzer | Peppermint White Christmas | Peppermint Mocha White Russian Martini | Peppermint Vodka Hot Cocoa
+ I personally enjoy the Cranberry-Orange Vodka over ice, with a splash of tonic water; maybe a few fresh cranberries for garnish.
Happy Friday! xo