My, I do love a 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.
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.
image via Amy Atlas
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!Â
Alia maintains her Etsy shop Sweetshorn Vintage and occassionally guest posts for The Estate of Things.