Homemade Spirits.

I’m only speaking for myself here, but my holiday budget is tighter this year than it’s been in some time. I’m talking pre-career. The nice thing about that is that it’s made me think about the gifts I’m giving even more than I normally would. Starting today I’ll be sharing some ideas for handcrafted gifts to make and give.

Sure, I could buy a friend a bottle of their favorite alcohol at the liquor store, but something homemade might be even better. And cost a little less. And be a little cooler, just think of all the bottling possibilities!


Coffee Liqueur

Cranberry Liqueur

  • Emily M

    November 30, 2010 at 11:20 am Reply

    I’m looking forward to these posts! My family vowed a $10 limit this year which basically means handmade. I’ve got everyone figured out but my darn brother! I could bake him something but all the others are non-edible gifts and I’d feel bad at the impermanence of his. Hope you’ve got some ideas!

  • Chelsea

    November 30, 2010 at 11:37 am Reply

    super sweet. What better way to help my friends and I forget out money troubles than a fresh batch of homemade cranberry moonshine?!

  • Meghan

    November 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I had the same thought! I have a batch of apple-cinnamon infused Jameson in my basement now. Read the whole how-to (easy, easy, easy) here!



  • LEAH

    December 1, 2010 at 10:28 am Reply

    woah, i love this idea! such a great gift to bring to someone’s house as a gift for the holidays

  • preeya

    February 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm Reply

    i made my mum the Coffee Liqueur for christmas, she absolutely loved it! thanks (:

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary

    August 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm Reply

    Thanks for including my cranberry liqueur…even with a TYPO!! It was a huge hit and so easy to make.

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