Wondering what to get that special someone that hates flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals and generally the whole commercialized aspect of St. Valentine's Day? Short answer; get them booze. Long answer; get them a special type of booze with your own personal spin on it, to prove you put forth some time and effort.
Look no further than infused vodkas, specifically cherry infused vodkas. It's really simple if you can remember to make ahead of time, to give the vodka time to sit in cherry goodness. I used Bing cherries for their sweetness, but you could use other fruits as well. In fact, Pinterest has a whole trove of infused vodka recipes.
Let's get started!
You will need:
- About 2-3 cups of cherries, washed and pitted
- Vodka ( I used Dripping Springs Vodka)
- Mason Jar
Step One - wash and pit those cherries. You may want to be careful because the cherry juice can leave some dark wine-colored stains on light clothing.
Step Two - Add about a cup or a cup and a half of cherries to the mason jar. You can add more or less depending on the amount of cherry flavor you want to add. I made two batches, one to give and one to keep, so I divided two cups of cherries between two jars.
Step Four - Add a cute ribbon. I found this ribbon in the dollar bins at Target. You can also personalize with a cute labels or stickers.
Yay! You're done. Now you can store in a cool, dry place for a week and give to your loved one on Valentine's Day. (I hate calling it V-Day. I still think of V-Day as in "Victory Day" during WWII. Don't ask me why, 'cause I have no idea.)
What plans do you have for Valentine's Day? Drop me a note. I want to know!