‘Tis the season to give and
receive indulge, and indulge some more. Are you in search of a trendy, edible gift to treat your loved ones? Well, chocolates have been done. Macarons? So last year. Cronuts? Not interested. This year, the answer is booze–homemade booze as a matter of fact. From traditional Irish cream and Amaretto to a new take on limoncello, you can make your own liqueurs at home and they’re the perfect sweet treat. The words you are looking for are ‘thank’ and ‘you.’ And you’re welcome.
10 delicious liqueurs you can make at home (yes, at home!)
Homemade KahluaFive ingredients, 20 minutes and a bit of patience–that’s all you need to whip up your own batch of this coffee-lovers’ delight. Being the generous blogger that she is, Kim at Liv Life shares not one, but three Kahlua recipes. Just in case you have a desperate craving, Kim’s 'Need it Now' Homemade Kahlua recipe will hit the spot.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Liv Life
Creamy Nutella LiqueurUm, Nutella-flavoured booze? Please sign us up. The possibilities are endless for this silky liqueur. Serve it over ice cream, use it as a base for a boozy milkshake or throw it in coffee. Nutella purists will love that this justifies indulging after-hours when you know you shouldn’t be eating out of the jar. You’re welcome.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Manu’s Menu
Sour Cherry LiqueurThe vibrant, festive shade of this liqueur could make any Grinch into a Christmas convert. No sour cherries available? No problem! Either fresh or frozen sweet cherries, blackberries, raspberries or blueberries will work. Just imagine infusing a Black Forest cake with this liqueur or spiking whipped cream with it.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Roxy’s Kitchen
Hazelnut LiqueurWant all of the indulgence but none of the carbs or sugar? Well, this recipe was developed for you (and we’re judging you a little bit, because who tries to be healthy during the holidays?). Blogger Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food describes the flavour of the finished product as “all hazelnutty goodness.” Let’s be honest, she had us at “hazelnutty.”
GET THE RECIPE HERE All Day I Dream About Food
Creamy LimoncelloThink of this recipe as a holiday bonus, because it’s essentially two recipes in one. We’re big fans of traditional limoncello, but for the holidays we believe it’s time for something a little more decadent–luxurious, even. Cue, a can of condensed milk. Yep, that’s all you need to take this Italian sipper from simple to sublime.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Dine & Dish
Creamy Chai LiqueurThis is going to take your regular chai tea latte to a whole new–albeit boozy–level. No complaints, just saying. Made by infusing vanilla-chai tea bags and cinnamon in vodka and brandy, think of it as a chai-flavoured Irish cream with an Indian twist. Enjoy it straight up or on the rocks, and preferably in front of a warm fire.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Savvy Eat
Homemade Irish CreamMove over Baileys, Eat Good 4 Life blogger Miryam is here to take your crown. What’s even better, she lightens up this classic after-dinner tipple with some soy milk so, you know, you can splurge your calories on another holiday treat. How thoughtful!
GET THE RECIPE HERE Eat Good 4 Life
AmarettoBlogger Paula at Bell’Allimento admits that a bottle of this doesn’t stick around for too long in her house. It’s going to be the same case at our homes because it’s no secret we’re partial to Amaretto Sours. So get cracking on the recipe (that’s actually stupidly easy) at your own risk. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!
GET THE RECIPE HERE Bell’Allimento
Blueberry LiqueurWe know what you’re thinking. Blueberries mean summer, right? Thanks to frozen berries, you can have a taste of the warm weather all-year round. In the deep winter freeze, we couldn’t think of a better gift to remind loved ones that we eventually do get to enjoy the sunshine again. Send us a bottle, please.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Celebration Generation
White Chocolate LiqueurOkay, white chocolate isn’t technically chocolate, but this liqueur is making our hearts beat for all the delish cocktails we can use it as a base for. Think simple with vanilla vodka and white chocolate liqueur or blend it with Malibu rum, pineapple juice and melon liqueur for a tropical twist.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Manu’s Menu