DIY Holiday Cocktails with Sweetshorn Vintage

My, I do love a blue/green Christmas!

blue-green Christmas

Not only can Alia from Sweetshorn Vintage thrift but she’s also pretty handy behind the bar. Alia sent this over to me this morning.

This ginger-infused vodka makes a more interesting cosmo and great-tasting drinks that aren’t too frou frou for male party goers. Once made you can decant it into smaller bottles, add personalized tags and you’ve got a beautiful holiday or hostess gift that anyone on your list would be thrilled to receive.

Download these sweet tags for free at Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart gift tags

A great way to turn cheap booze into a smoother-tasting (not to mention less hangover-inducing) beverage is to run el cheapo vodka through a Brita pitcher four times. This will give a you a great base for creating homemade infused spirits for your holiday soirees.

Ginger Infused Vodka:

1 bottle (filtered) 750ml vodka
1/2 c ginger root coursely chopped

1. Combine vodka and ginger root in a clean container. (Reserve the bottle for storing finished product.)

2. Seal the container and store in a cool, dark place for 3 days, shaking occasionally. After 3 days, pour the vodka through a strainer and discard the ginger solids. Return the strained, infused vodka to its original bottle.

3. Store infused vodka in the refrigerator or freezer

This bespoke spirit is delicious on the rocks, with club soda or in White Ginger Cosmopolitans. These clear cocktails look especially beautiful in frosted glasses. Just run some cold water over martini glasses and stick them in a fridge for an hour.

Winter cocktail Amy Atlas

image via Amy Atlas

Ginger Cosmopolitan:

Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker:

2 oz infused vodka
Squeeze fresh lime juice
1 oz triple sec
2 oz white cranberry juice

Shake and strain into frosted martini glass. Garnish with lime wheels and enjoy!

Thank you Alia! 

pink Christmas

Alia maintains her Etsy shop Sweetshorn Vintage and occassionally guest posts for The Estate of Things.

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  • If you are around in December we should christen my new Brita! I got one to devote to this endeavor.

  • Yay Alia & Sarah!!! Nice post.
    I can’t imagine anything classier or cooler than running some Popov through my Brita. Can’t wait to give that a shot!!
    This blog is the BEST!

  • Now that you mention it Betsy running Popov through the Brita is really domestic glamour. Don’t forget to wear your apron!

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