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Handmade Holidays: Infused Liquor

Mason Jars

Packaging Your Infusions
Eco-friendly packaging is tricky, but for liquor infusions, I have a couple of favorite ways to pack it up:

  1. Mason Jars – I know, buying new isn’t always ideal, but a Mason jar is something that your recipient can reuse even after the liquor is gone.  You can consider the jar part of the gift!
  2. Reclaimed Glass Jars – Those pasta jars, juice bottles, and salsa jars are perfect for packaging your infused liquors. Just make sure you clean them out well to get the smell out and use orange oil to get those sticky labels off. Scrubbing the insides with salt and lemon juice can help if a run through the dishwasher doesn’t do the trick.

Once you’ve got your jars all sorted, it’s time to decorate! You can make custom labels out of recycled paper, decorate with fabric and ribbon – have fun with it! It’s also fun to tie a recipe to the jar to give your recipient an idea of how he can use his infused liquor. If you’re gifting grapefruit-infused vodka, for example, you can include a recipe for a greyhound or a salty dog.

Image Credit: Photo via Thinkstock

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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6:12PM PST on Dec 27, 2013

sounds wonderful

5:23PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

I need to do this!

1:21PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

Great idea... Beautiful photo

11:46AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I am blessed to have a neighbor with a huge paddle cactus. These are the ones with the beautiful magenta prickly pear fruits. I like to add the chopped fruit to vodka to make an infusion. The flavor and aroma are out of this world. And the color is the most beautiful magenta. It makes for an over the top drink presentation.

11:45AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I am blessed to have a neighbor with a huge paddle cactus. These are the ones with the beautiful magenta prickly pear fruits. I like to add the chopped fruit to vodka to make an infusion. The flavor and aroma are out of this world. And the color is the most beautiful magenta. It makes for an over the top drink presentation.

7:22PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

thanks

2:32PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

thanks for sharing these great ideas

6:30PM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Thankyou.....

10:12PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

I have made black current vodka for years, thanks for this1

8:21PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Thanks for the post.

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