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« on: December 21, 2008 05:04:21 PM »

Ok, first post.  Hopefully this is in the right spot.



As the holidays approached, I needed to find an easy gift I could make easily in large quantities. Jingle Juice was the solution! This is a gift for 21 and over. Jingle Juice is a delightful chocolate peppermint vodka.

The vodka is very easy to make. First step, clean out some room in your fridge because it needs to be in there for a month. Then get a nice big jar. I found one at Kohl's which works perfectly. When in doubt, buy a large container of food like this http://www.shoplet.com/office/db/OFX00356.html Empty out the food, soak, and use.

To make the Jingle Juice, you will need one bag of peppermints, one and half bags of chocolate chips, and a 1.75L bottle of vodka. Into the container empty the bag of chocolate chips and peppermints (unwrap first!). Then pour in the vodka. Shut the lid and place in the fridge. Stir every few days. After two weeks, feel free to start testing it. The longer it stays in the container, the more flavorful it becomes.

When you want to bottle it, buy a package of water bottles and empty them. I used a 12-pack of 8 ounce water bottles. I also removed the labels to add my own.

The best way to empty out the container is to get a large pot and strainer. Place strainer in pot and then dump the mixture. I added some of the chocolate chips in each bottle. Pour into bottles.

For the labels, I just bought some dollar store wrapping paper because it had the candy canes. Made the Jingle Juice labels in word and printed them out. To make the labels, I use the original water bottle wrapper as my template. Cut out several and then glued the Jingle Juice label on. With packing tape, I covered the label. Be sure to leave just a bit on either end to adhere it to the bottle.

I found the Naughty or Nice gift tags at Five Below and thought they added a nice touch.

Final step: Enjoy!

The vodka tastes lovely in some pepsi or seltzer.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2009 08:33:04 AM by batgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 08:25:03 PM »

I love the way the bottles turned out. Very creative! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 07:39:24 AM »

Sound like it would make a great mixer and love how you personalized the bottles. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009 08:19:31 PM »

We did this last year, but a bit differently - we zested a lot of lemons and put those into vodka for 6 weeks or so. Then, right before dividing it up into smaller containers, we mixed it half and half with a simple syrup. It's called limoncello. And it's yummy. :-)

I used this tutorial..

http://www.africankelli.com/2008/08/24/jars-of-renewal-limoncello/

It was a BIG hit with the relatives. :-)
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009 06:01:52 PM »

I absolutely love this idea! I do have one question, I can buy my peppermints in bulk (Brach's starlight mints I believe) so how much do you use? 1 pound? 200 mints? LOL I don't know how much comes in a bag Smiley

Thank you so much for sharing with us!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009 09:11:10 PM »

I would also like to know what kind of chocolate chips?  Semi-sweet or milk?

Can't wait to try this!  Thank you for posting!!!
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