A recipe for swing top bottles
We can hardly believe it, but the season of festive cheer is almost upon us and there are just a few weeks to go until Christmas. This means it is time to think about homemade gifts to give to friends and family, and about making some unique and appealing creations to take to parties and get-togethers. In today’s blog post, we take a look at a special Christmas recipe for a great festive drink that works brilliantly as a Christmas present and as a take-along drink for seasonal celebrations.
Swing top bottles look so stylish
If you are planning to make some homemade drinks to give as Christmas presents this year, it is important to think about presentation. The most delicious drink imaginable will look a little disappointing if it is presented in a re-used bottle, with just a plain white label on the bottle to say what it is. Instead, consider using some swing-top bottles for a stylish vintage look that really sets the tone. We have a huge range of bottles for sale, including plenty of swing-top models, such as the 250ml faceted Costolata bottles, the Kilner coloured swing-tops, and the 500ml sloe gin flask.
Filling those swing top bottles
Once you have settled on the bottles you will use, it is time to get busy in the kitchen. Flavoured vodkas are a fabulous Christmas idea and are guaranteed to go down a storm. Try adding sliced cucumber and tarragon for a zingy taste, or go for orange and cinnamon for a real winter warmer. These drinks will keep for up to two months, so make them towards the end of November to give them time to infuse well before Christmas. Add a nice label, and perhaps a festive ribbon or bow, and you have a thoughtful and attractive gift in no time.
Another vodka-based recipe that works sensationally in homemade form is amaretto. Combine 150g white sugar, 75g brown sugar and 225ml water in a pan, heating gently until all the sugar has dissolved. Add 500ml vodka, 2 tbsp almond extract and 2 tbsp vanilla extract, stirring well. Pour into your sterilised bottles and seal. This recipe is so good that your gift recipients will be hard-pressed to tell the difference from genuine amaretto!
We hope we have inspired you to have a go at making your own homemade drinks this Christmas. With such an extensive range of bottles for sale, including lots of pretty and stylish swing tops, we are sure you will find just the bottle you are looking for to set your drinks-based gifts off perfectly.