This Christmas post is a delightful homemade treat my sister introduced me to this year: Peppermint Vodka.
This isn’t some mass produced flavoured liquor you find in every supermarket.This is hand and homemade with care and its very good. It can be made in large amounts for a yultide shindig, in smaller amounts for an intimate gathering or made and packaged as Christmas gifts.
This also falls under handmade presents, something I am a huge advocate of. It shows real thought and dedication. Now the controversial question every poor party girl must ask is:” Are these handmade items actually cheaper than commercially produced ones?” The answer is :”not always” or “it all depends”.
I say if you want to do hand/home made and you are looking to save, you need to do alot of one thing e.g all cupcakes or all christmas ecorations. That way you buy raw materials in bulk and save there. Apart from that alot of crafty items can be pretty expensive when you add it all up.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1) Bag of peppermints or candy canes (peppermints are cheaper)
2) Bottle of Vodka
3) 2 days
As mentioned, it is Kristine my sister who made this moorish treat. She said she saw it various places online (cannot recall where) and she actually laughed when I asked for measurements. She just rolls with it.
WHAT TO DO
1) Add 1 cup of peppermint candy to a medium sized mason jar (it holds approximately 400mls) then pour vodka over it.
2)Let it stand for 2 days or until all the candy has dissolved.
3)Chill and serve
I’m not sure where she came up with these measurements but they were just right.
This drink comes out creamy and smooth but not milky. Strong but not overpowering . It has just enough peppermint flavour and of course it smells DEEE-lish! I reccomend it to everyone.
My sister, two friends and I had this along with ham and turkey sandwiches after midnight mass this year while we watched television:Family Guy (Christmas episode) and Beyonce’s new album’s music videos. We had a blast!
Kristine also decided to gift a bottle of it (in a mason jar) to our cousin with a candy cane on top as pictured above.
My sister has soaked other candies in vodka before, not with as much success (the gummi bear vodka of March 2013) but this is a winner.
Have a go at it all you DIY’ers, you won’t regret it.
Have an awesome day!