Nov
30

Homemade Spirits.

I’m only speaking for myself here, but my holiday budget is tighter this year than it’s been in some time. I’m talking pre-career. The nice thing about that is that it’s made me think about the gifts I’m giving even more than I normally would. Starting today I’ll be sharing some ideas for handcrafted gifts to make and give.

Sure, I could buy a friend a bottle of their favorite alcohol at the liquor store, but something homemade might be even better. And cost a little less. And be a little cooler, just think of all the bottling possibilities!


Amaretto


Coffee Liqueur


Cranberry Liqueur

6 Comments on “Homemade Spirits.”

  • Emily M

    I’m looking forward to these posts! My family vowed a $10 limit this year which basically means handmade. I’ve got everyone figured out but my darn brother! I could bake him something but all the others are non-edible gifts and I’d feel bad at the impermanence of his. Hope you’ve got some ideas!

    11-30-10 » 11:20 am »

  • Chelsea

    super sweet. What better way to help my friends and I forget out money troubles than a fresh batch of homemade cranberry moonshine?!

    11-30-10 » 11:37 am »

  • Meghan

    I had the same thought! I have a batch of apple-cinnamon infused Jameson in my basement now. Read the whole how-to (easy, easy, easy) here!

    http://highplainsthrifter.net/2010/11/22/holiday-how-to-apple-cinnamon-infused-jameson/

    xo!

    11-30-10 » 1:27 pm »

  • LEAH

    woah, i love this idea! such a great gift to bring to someone’s house as a gift for the holidays

    12-01-10 » 10:28 am »

  • preeya

    i made my mum the Coffee Liqueur for christmas, she absolutely loved it! thanks (:

    02-07-11 » 8:45 pm »

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary

    Thanks for including my cranberry liqueur…even with a TYPO!! It was a huge hit and so easy to make.

    08-21-11 » 10:34 pm »

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