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Amateur Mixologist

vodka*lemon*lavender

 

Over the holidays, I love to create gifts from my kitchen.  But, with just having gone back to work part-time, it had to not only be unique but quick and simple, too. I stumbled upon a few recipes for infused alcohols and after researching them, took on the challenge.  With those and a few tips from my friend Kate Dunbar(seen here), I decided on infusing vodka with two of my favorite flavors~ lemon and lavender.

ingredients~

my favorite vodka

mason jars

sliced lemons

fresh lavender from my garden

instructions~

Pour the vodka and sliced lemons in the mason jars and let it sit sealed in a cool, dry space for 3 days.  On the third day, introduce the lavender sprigs for ten minutes only! Then find a pretty bottle..

I found this great vintage-looking bottle at Pier One and topped with a gift tag.  I had hoped to get more creative with my gift tags, as I did last Christmas like these but ran out of time.

I know Christmas has come and gone but with Valentine’s Day right around the corner~maybe your squeeze will ❤ a little lemon~infused vodka!

Getting Creative with Mason Jars


Sunday was spent at our niece’s baby shower. She is having a little girl next month. The night before, I came up with a creative way of wrapping the gift.  I had just read a blog post on Tori Spelling‘s website about the many uses of Mason Jars. So, I decided to “wrap” the gifts inside a jar.  I put each piece of clothing inside with some colorful tissue and left the tag(if cute) outside the jar.  Then I tied a bow around it.  I added another piece of tissue in the bottom of a recycled basket(i.e. one I had laying around the house), added the jars and tied a bow around the handle. Voila!  You can read about some other great ideas here.