Candy, Drinks, Recipes

Candy Cane Vodka and a Very Merry Christmas!

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This Christmas I got to build some great memories with both my family and my fiance’s. Now that my siblings and cousins and I are all of drinking age, I thought an awesome gift to make for everyone would be some candy cane vodka!

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I made one big batch and divided it between some very cute mini glass bottles I found at CostPlus World Market. I took the recipe I found at Boulder Locavore and made enough for 12 portions. This has to be one of the easiest gifts I’ve ever made for Christmas; the hardest part was just unwrapping all those candy canes! Along with the vodka I included some other festive goodies and wrapped it all up in a cute little brown paper package with red ribbon.

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I love the red hue of the vodka and the flavor just screams holiday cheer! The labels for the bottles are courtesy of Joyeverafter;  I just picked one that I liked and used Photoshop to add the words to the blank labels. All in all, I’d say it was a very successful Christmas and a very successful gift exchange. If you make a batch as large as I did, it’s definitely wallet-friendly as well. The recipe takes 2-3 days to finish, so today spend some time with your family and eat as much holiday fare as you can, but next year make some candy cane vodka! Happy Holidays, all! 🙂

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Breakfast, Drinks, fruit, lunch, Recipes, Vegan

Peach and Key Lime Agua Fresca and One Lovely Blog

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Now that peaches are in season, I bought a couple at the market and wanted to make something that emphasizes the tart, fresh flavors of ripe peaches. No peach cobblers for this gal!

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I love the simplicity of agua fresca and the peach and key lime definitely pair well together in this drink. It’s lightly sweet and just a nice drink for any summer morning.

In other news, mypenandme has nominated KnitterBakerPateaChouxMaker for the One Lovely Blog Award! Yayy!

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I definitely feel honored for this nomination, so thanks again to mypenandme!

Peach and Key Lime Agua Fresca

makes 2

2 ripe peaches, peeled and pitted

5 key limes, juiced

3 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 cups water

Chop peaches into 1 inch cubes. In a blender, combine peaches, lime juice, sugar, and water, and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, then chill.

If desired, rim 2 glasses with lime juice and dip rims in sugar. Divide agua fresca between glasses, and serve cold.

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