I honestly believe that if my mind was switched with the mind of a five-year-old child, no one would notice. Not my colleagues, nor my boyfriend nor even my dad. I’ve been feeling a bit ‘bleh’ recently and was going over everything in my mind this morning. I have a full time job in social media, I do additional travel copywriting freelance work, I run a food blog, I’ve co-authored a book which is due out very soon and you know what? I’m bored. I started thinking – maybe writing isn’t for me. Maybe I need something more exciting in my life. Something like… PICMONKEY HAS NEW CHRISTMAS OVERLAYS!! I must cover everything in snowmen, holly and Christmas writing!! And I have been cheery ever since. So I apologize for the use of Christmas overlays in this post, but the photo was kinda dull and I thought it would do me some good if I indulged my five-year-old mentality.
Anyway. DIY vanilla vodka! Why pay for expensive branded vanilla vodka when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost? Maybe you’re struggling to think of a Christmas gift for someone (you can never have too much alcohol during the holidays) or maybe your short of cash and promised you’d bring something good to a friend’s Christmas party, or maybe you’re just fond of vanilla vodka. Whatever it is – find your reason to make this! Just a note: the flavors take around a couple of weeks to infuse, so if you are planning on bringing this to a party or giving it as a gift, you’d better get a move on!
- 1 t bottle of vodka - size and quality don' really matter
- 2 vanilla pods
Using a sharp knife, score a line down the centre of each vanilla pod.
Unscrew the lid of the vodka bottle, pop the vanilla pods in the bottom and tightly screw the lid back on.
Store somewhere cool and dark for around 2-3 weeks, or until the vanilla flavor has fully infused. Remove the vanilla pods when you're happy with the flavor.
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