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Friday, January 27, 2012

{Favor Friday} Flavor Infused Liquor

Are you looking for a great DIY project for favors? Try one of these flavor infused liquor recipes.These recipes are so simple and great tasting your guests will surely enjoy these. You can try several flavors and display them on a favor table for your guests to choose their favorite or stick them in a welcome bag with a few snacks. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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 10 lemons
 1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
 3 1/2 cups water
 2 1/2 cups sugar
 Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (reserve the lemons for another use). Using a small sharp knife, trim away the white pith from the lemon peels; discard the pith. Place the lemon peels in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for 4 days at room temperature. 
Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup over the vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain the Limoncello through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels. Transfer the Limoncello to bottles. Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month.
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Raspberry Vanilla Infused Vodka

1/2 vanilla bean
1 cup fresh raspberries
 1 pint vodka 
Cut the vanilla bean in half the long way to expose the flavorful seedy part. Wash and drain the raspberries. Combine with the vodka in an airtight container. Taste frequently until vanilla flavor reaches the desired level (approximately 2 days). Discard the vanilla bean and leave the berries to infuse for an additional 2 weeks. Strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

Chai Whiskey
2 Tablespoons Cardamom Pods
1 Tablespoon White Peppercorns
2 Cinnamon Sticks broken up into about 1 inch pieces
1 Tablespoon fresh Ginger chopped (dried pieces are ok or 1 Teaspoon ground)
1/2 Teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon ground Cloves
2 Vanilla Beans washed and broken into 1 inch pieces
30 fl oz Whisky or Bourbon
1) Toast the Cardamom, Peppercorns and Cinnamon until the spices start to pop. BE CAREFUL - the Peppercorns with go up like popcorn if they get too hot! 2) Transfer to a Mortar and Pestle and grind to a coarse consistency just to release the oils. You will have a lot of large pieces of Cinnamon. 3) Chop the Ginger if necessary and add all of the ingredients to your jar and fill with Whisky or Bourbon. Let sit in a warm dark place for 24-48 hours. Shake the jar twice per day.


  1. Although I was married last July, I still spend hours upon hours searching through wedding stuff. It is just something about the joy of the day and the happiness from planning it...*sigh* I'll have wedding fever forever I'm sure of it ;-P
    Beautiful blog and beautiful ideas - I look forward to keeping up with your posts!

    1. Thanks so much! Planning weddings is definitely the best job ever!


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