I saw this idea in a magazine and just had to try it out to give as gifts to a few people at work. I made the Five-Chile and the Coffee ones, and they were a huge hit! I didn’t try them out (yet), but I found bottles at the container store, printed out some labele, and wrote a recipe on a tag on each bottle. It’s a great gift to give, and it’s super easy to make.
Every Day with Rachael Ray December 2007
Place 1 liter of vodka and your infusion ingredients in a large bottle and seal shut; let rest in a cool, dark place for 2 to 5 days, depending on your desired strength.
1/2 cup crushed (not ground) coffee beans; shake every 2 days during infusion.
2 whole, split vanilla beans + 1 apple, peeled and sliced.
5 dried chiles, chopped
1 orange, sliced + 1/2 cup sliced fresh ginger
Strain and pour into gift bottles.
Print recipe gift tags, (rachaelraymag.com).