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DIY Pumpkin Spice Bourbon Whiskey

DIY Pumpkin Spice Bourbon Whiskey

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750ml) bottle of bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • sugar pumpkin

Instructions:

  1. De-seed your pumpkin and cut it into slices. Lay them in a prepared baking sheet (single layer), and roast them at 330 F for 45-69 minutes.
  2. Pour the whiskey into a mason jar or another air-tight container. I used a 1.5 L mason jar, so I would have plenty of room.
  3. Add the roasted pumpkin ans the pumpkin spice .
  4. Put the container somewhere safe and leave it alone for the next two weeks. NOTE (can shake it ever so often if needed) 
  5. Once two weeks has passed, strain the whiskey using cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.

Recipe adapted from www.tastefullyeclectic.com

DIY Bottle Opener

  1. Purchase a 1x6x6 from Home Depot or your local hardware store. Cut 3 pieces at 4″, one piece at 6″ and one piece at 21″.  A simple hand saw will work great if you don’t have a saw!
  2. Next, attach the 4″ pieces like this with wood glue and finishing nails.
  3. Using wood glue and finishing nails, attach the 6″ piece to the front of the 4″ pieces. (Touching all three wood pieces).

  4.   Add wood glue to the back of the bottle cap catcher (other three panel side) and attach it to the 21″ board with finishing nails and attach it to the 21″ board with finishing nails (from the back of the 21″ board into the bottle cap catcher).

  5. Purchase a Wall Mounted Bottle opener
  6. Enjoy!

Watermelon Keg

Watermelon Keg
A simple and fun way to turn a regular watermelon into a boozy keg to enjoy with your friends and family on May Long or any sunny day!

Homemade Citrus Spiced Dandelion Bitters

Homemade Citrus Spiced Dandelion Bitters
Here is a recipe to put our annoying Dandelions that grow everywhere to use!

CHARMING ICE SHOT GLASSES

CHARMING ICE SHOT GLASSES

Winter Ice Shot Glasses

Here’s how to make charming ice shot glasses! 

Fill up ice shot molds halfway with water.

Add some festive food items around the mold. Some cinnamon sticks, thinly sliced apples, some greens and pomegranates. More is more with these so don’t be afraid to add a lot of fun garnishes to your frozen shot glass!

After the garnishes are added, top off the mold with more water to complete your creation and wait 24 hours for it to freeze in the freezer.

These glasses melt fast and are meant to be served up right away! I would suggest pulling your ice shots from the mold and setting them on a tray in the freezer hours before you even serve them. That way you can pull them out straight from the freezer, pour your shot in and serve right away!

Recipe adapted from sugarandcharm.com