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!
DIY Vanilla Vodka
- 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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