It’s now in the later part of September. That means the holidays are literally around the corner. I can’t keep up. However- I am doing little things like planning ahead on some things. I decided that I would start now & make some homemade liquors – sipping brandy in various flavors. I will probably also use them in holiday recipes because I don’t really drink alcohol. But I really like cooking with it.
I’m going to share with you all the process now so that you can make your own in time for the holidays. It should be ready for straining & bottling just in time for gift giving. It makes a wonderful hostess gift for all those holiday parties or for handing out to the neighbors or co-workers.
You can see I just used some painters tape on the top & wrote the date & a reminder of when the jar should be upright.
This helps to remember if you have turned them each day or not- unless you forget for a couple days :)
I put these together the night before I took the pictures. As you can see the sugar had almost completely dissolved & the liquid had started turning color already. I’m really going to love watching this process over the next couple months. I have between now & then to find some really pretty bottles for the finished product & I’m so excited.