The Christmas cards have finally been crafted and mailed... The Cranberry Orange Vodka is bottled up & loaded into "Santa's" sleigh...
We used a gold sharpie to label the bottles, and modified this tag (inserted the beverage and mixing instructions on the back).
Since I gave the vodka out to the book club gals last year I decided to give them a different beverage that I'd clipped and saved from a 'Giada article' in Self Magazine, from a couple years back... Rosé With Fresh Sage and Lemon. It only needs to infuse for a day, which makes it a perfect last minute homemade gift, and adds a festive touch to a beverage that is typically enjoyed during the summer.
We used a 5 gal. bucket to hold the wine, lemon, and sage. In the meantime, we cleaned the wine bottles and removed the labels. When ready, we poured the beverage into the bottles, garnished each bottle with a couple of fresh lemon peels and sage leaves, and topped them with the original cork.
On a rainy Monday morning, with my tree lights shining bright, Christmas Blend brewing, kids soundly sleeping on their first official day of 'Christmas vacation, and without any of these festive drinks in my hand (probably a good thing since it's 7:00 in the morning) - I say CHEERS: To a happy & productive week.