Gift giving changes a lot as we get older. We’re not children huddled around the tree waiting (impatiently) for their turn to open presents. We’re adults managing more than we’ve ever had to while figuring out how to muster up a satisfactory amount of holiday magic and sparkle during the home stretch of another exhaustingly full year.
What does it mean to give a gift?
(I actually googled that and found this really good article).
It means that you were thinking of someone else. You were putting energy into make someone feel happy and special. You were taking a moment to be thoughtful and spread cheer. You gave the gift of your time.
What it really comes down to, and what my parents said to us kids when we got gifts like Miss Piggy bow biters from my Auntie Toni:
It’s the thought that counts.
Sometimes we don’t give gifts because we don’t have enough time.
Time can be carved out if you’re thoughtful enough.
This Jasmine Tea Infused Vodka is one of the simplest ways to show you’re thinking of your friend or family member who appreciates spirits as gifts. If you’ve gotta see someone in the afternoon or evening, all you have to do is let jasmine tea steep in vodka for about 2-3 hours in the morning, strain it and package it up and you’re good to go! Just put effort into the wrapping + packaging. That’s a gift in itself!
Let’s gather two ingredients.
Two of my favorites (not sponsored):
3 tablespoons to 750ml. vodka
750ml of vodka + tea can produce about 3 cups of the perfumed floral liquor.
It smells so good….it could be perfume!
Lid fastened. Shake every now and then.
It smells so good.
Ahhhh sweet elixir.
If you look closely you can see I’m wearing a striped shirt.
You know what’s crazy???
I barely spilled any during this process.
Now let’s decorate.
Use a pencil first when you’re working on lettering.
Unless you’re a natural and pen is your preferred medium and YOU NEVER MAKE MISTAKES. I salute you. Must be awesome to be perfect.
I like how I wrote Vodka. The rest I’m like mehhhhhhhhh.
All I can see is the MINE in Jasmine.
Don’t worry. I have plenty to share.
OTHER SHUTTERBEAN INFUSIONS:
- Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon
- Candy Cane Infused Vodka
- Blackberry Thyme Infused Vodka
- Strawberry Infused Vodka
- Cucumber Infused Vodka
makes about 3 cups
- 750ml. bottle vodka
- 3 tablespoons jasmine pearl tea
Combine vodka and jasmine pearl tea in a jar. Close jar and let the mixture sit for 2-3 hours, shaking every so often. Strain infused vodka into a large measuring cup fitted with a fine mesh strainer. Transfer strained infused vodka to clean bottles. The infusion should last indefinitely if strained well.