Having a hard time coming up with an ultra last minute gift for your father figure or alcoholic friend? ;) Well, search no more! These gifts are all original and one of kind, made by you!
1 small bunch peppermint leaves
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Equal parts sugar and water (size depends on your container)
1 glass bottle
1 tbps whole cloves
1 tbsp whole allspice berries
1 tbsp cardamom pods
1 1/2 tbsp orange peel (or the peel of one orange, dried)
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 package unbleached cheesecloth
Cut a large square of cheesecloth and fold it in half.
Note: Spice bags work just as well and can be found in many supermarkets around this time of year. Spoon spices into the center.
1/2 pound fresh cherries
1 bottle mid-range bourbon
1 medium canning jar
1 flask or bottle of your choice
Store the jar in a cold & dark place. DO NOT put it in your fridge. Shake it once a day for 3-7 days (the flavor stops developing after that point).