Homemade Holiday Gifts

Nothing beats a homemade gift for the holidays.  Jamie Preuss from So Happy You Liked It has some ideas.  Plus she has a Holiday Bucket List of things to enjoy this season!

Chocolate Truffles

Ways to personalize the Chocolate Truffles:

  • Choose your (or their!) favorite chocolate
  • Choose from your favorite liqueur, like Amaretto, Cointreau or Triple Sec, Bailey’s, Kaluha, or Peppermint Schnapps (for a non-alcoholic version use milk!)
  • Choose your topping: crushed nuts, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, or crushed peppermint candy all make great options

Limoncello: Head on over to Jamie’s Holiday Bucket List and scroll down to #17. You can sign up to be on her email list and receive a free e-book, which includes this Limoncello recipe!

For homemade Limoncello, you’ll need:

  • Organic lemons
  • High proof alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Water

The lemon peel and alcohol will infuse for 7 days, after which you’ll add an easy simple syrup. The mixture then needs to be refrigerated for about 20 days.

Different ways to enjoy Limoncello:

  • Mixed with your favorite soda water
  • Mixed in to fresh squeezed lemonade
  • In a Lemon Martini
  • Straight up (and very cold!)
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