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homemade infused vodka

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new years decorations There’s a great article in the December/January issue of Rachael Ray and online! – about how to infuse your own vodka , then turn your homemade concoction into a fun gift by attaching a cute cocktail recipe that features the flavor of vodka you made to the gift bottle, as pictured above . This is an especially cute idea for a Host/Hostess gift – and a great alternative to the standard bottle of wine if you really want to get creative!

Infusing the vodka is quite simple actually… According to RR: "Just place 1 liter of vodka and your infusion ingredients in a large bottle and seal shut; let rest in a cool, dark place for 2 to 5 days, depending on your desired strength." Here are the ingredients you’ll need for the following vodka flavors:

1/2 cup crushed (not ground) coffee beans; shake every 2 days during infusion.

2 whole, split vanilla beans + 1 apple, peeled and sliced.

5 dried chiles, chopped

1 orange, sliced + 1/2 cup sliced fresh ginger

Click here to visit the article and to find printable versions of all the gift tags pictured above!

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8 responses to “homemade infused vodka”

  1. Anonymous says:

    what a fun idea! I love it!!

  2. lauren says:

    I totally want to try this out! This will be a great hostess gift for my New Years party hostess!

  3. colormesticky says:

    You can also use a lemon peel.

  4. CrazyPillow says:

    Hey, I want to try all those vodkas!

  5. Lissabeth says:

    These Victorian gift cones I found on Etsy would be perfect for stuffing those bottles in for a hostess gift! so sheek!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Where do you find the bottles? i’ve looked everywhere – does anybody know of any sites ??!

  7. hiphostess says:

    Hi Anon-
    Try doing a google search for “glass bottles” – and some websites with the kind of options you’re looking for should come up. Here are a couple that look like they might work:

    Bottles.US (see the Swing Top Glass Bottles) (Swingtop & Corked Bottles)

    Good Luck!

  8. Kiki says:

    I’ve been infusing vodka for friends for the holidays the past 3 years. My favorite bottle source is – they are reasonably priced and come with corks.