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Flavored vodka, great for gifts and cocktail parties

Are you looking ahead for ideas on making holiday gifts? Do you like to throw unique parties where your guests have a great selection of tastes to choose from? Here are some ideas on making flavored vodka. Poured into a clear or colored mason canning jar, add a label describing what is inside and a cute bow and you have a holiday gift sure to please.

Citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit and lemon can be used in place of the limes in lime vodka.
Citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit and lemon can be used in place of the limes in lime vodka.
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This can be an easy to make holiday gift.
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For cocktail parties or just sitting around a campfire with friends, offer a selection of these flavored vodkas. You will be known as the creative host!

Lime Vodka

Rind of 1 lime, cut into strips


1 quart vodka

  • Add the lime rind to the bottle of vodka, seal, and allow to stand at room temperature for one week or more.
  • Strain through cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter and serve chilled or over ice.
  • Variation :
 Use the rind of 1/2 lemon or orange in place of the lime.
  • Label.

Caraway Vodka


1 tablespoon caraway seeds


1 quart vodka

  • Add the caraway seeds to the bottle of vodka
  • Seal and allow to stand at least one week at room temperature.
  • Strain through cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter.
  • Label.

Pepper Vodka

8 black peppercorns


2 allspice berries (optional)


1 quart vodka

  • Add the peppercorns and allspice berries to the bottle of vodka.
  • Seal and allow to stand at least one week at room temperature.
  • Strain through cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter.
  • Label.

Five Spice Vodka

2-inch piece of stick cinnamon


2 whole cloves


1 teaspoon fennel seed


2 to 3 segments star anise


8 Szechwan peppercorns or 3 black peppercorns


1 quart vodka

  • Add the spices to the bottle of vodka.
  • Seal and allow to stand at least one week at room temperature.
  • Strain through cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter.
  • Label.