Food gifts do not stop after the holidays. This vodka is something you could give me anytime of year: to celebrate the first snow fall, to celebrate when the Polar Vortex finally disappears for good, or to just celebrate our (virtual) friendship – that’s a good reason! -Maggie
I’ve never been a fan of syrupy-sweet-flavored liquors—might have a little something to do with too many root beer schnapps in my youth—but I can say that homemade infused spirits have won my heart a thousand times over. The flavors are so delicately and expertly extracted that one can’t help being impressed. In actuality, however, they are quite simple to make and only require the finest ingredients and a great deal of patience (all of the best things are worth waiting for, after all, right?)
This delicious Homemade Spiced Pear Vodka by Boulder Locavore is a shining example of how wonderful these liquors can be, and has become a fast favorite of mine. Requiring only five ingredients—pears, cinnamon, cloves, fresh ginger, and vodka—the flavorful drink comes together quite quickly. Just keep in mind that it take anywhere from five to 14 days before it’s ready to wow your loved ones. Cheers!
Photos taken and styled by Toni Dash.
Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.