December 13, 2013

Twelve days to Christmas

It is always a shock to me how fast Christmas arrives. It is no difference this year either. All I know is we hit November, and all of a sudden the calendar shows December.
Where did all the November go? And most importantly, what have I been doing beside work? End of the year is really a rush, cannot take even a small break off of work. I love my job, I really do, but it would be nice to finish the wrapping of presents, baking, cleaning, and who knows what else without being stressed out. I promise each and every year, that the next one will be different, of course. I will make sure that everything is done on time, and I enter the holiday season with a huge, relaxed smile on my face.

 I love to give home made presents to my family. I really cook my heart into the cookies, cakes I give away, and I also prefer to get self made gifts. If you are short on time, like me, this is a great gift to anyone. These surprises are prepared for my cousins. I am sure they will love this home made cranberry and orange infused vodka. I cannot think on something easier to prepare, really. All you need is quality vodka, fruits and clean jars.

Cranberry and Orange infused Vodka 

1. Spoon two handfuls of cranberries in a jar (300ml).
2. Crush the fruits a bit with a fork or muddler.
3. Top the cranberries with thinly cut orange skin (about 3-4 slice).
4. Fill the jar with vodka, seal it and let it stand for about 2 weeks.

 At the end the vodka will get a nice red tint, and super fruity taste.


  1. Oh.. I love make fruit infused vodka.. went a bit crazy this summer.. with a different bottle for cherry, orange, lemon and coffee!! They make beautiful gifts!! Merry Christmas! xx

  2. Coffee infused vodka? What an interesting idea, must try it sometime, thanks.