Here’s another great DIY vegan holiday gift that there’s still plenty of time to make – Joni Newman’s Vanilla Mint Vodka from her book, Vegan Food Gifts!
I love Joni and like to make my own gifts so I think Vegan Food Gifts is a winner! There are canning recipes like Lemon Lavender Curd and a homemade coffee liquor and vegan Irish creme.
The dry layered jar recipes let you gift a nice meal. Joni includes beautifully designed printables to go along with them. She let me give you the one for the Candy Cane Martini at the bottom of this post!
Vanilla Mint Vodka
- 2 cups 470 ml vodka
- 1 whole vanilla bean split lengthwise
- 10 whole mint leaves
- bottle or jar with tight fitting lid
- Add all ingredients to a jar or bottle with tight fitting lid and shake. Allow to steep for 24 hours up to 5 full days, until desired flavor is achieved, shaking a couple of times a day. I like to steal a spoonful each day to test it...for research purposes, of course! Strain out solids then bottle infused vodka for gifting.
- GIFT IT!
- Look for a cool bottle at import stores or thrift shops. If you want a really cool effect, melt some food grade paraffin wax (available in the canning section of your supermarket) and dip the capped bottle to seal. Dip once, allow to cool, dip again, repeat until desired thickness and appearance is achieved. Tie the recipe card below to the neck of the bottle with hemp or jute twine.
More Food Gift Recipes on Healthy Slow Cooking: