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Flavored vodka, great for gifts and cocktail parties

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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.

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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.
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