What do you give someone who has everything? What do you give to someone you don’t know very well? What gift do you give your Dad? The answer is Maple Whiskey. It is the perfect thank-you gift, the perfect hostess gift, the perfect anytime gift. Why is it the perfect gift? It is delicious. It is very easy to make. Whoever you give it to will be impressed by the personal touch and your Maple Whiskey making abilities.
So how do you make this versatile gift? It is easy!
1-1/2 Cups (375ml) Maple Syrup
1-1/2 Cups (375ml) Rye Whiskey
Bring maple syrup to a boil on medium heat. Boil for one minute then remove from heat and let it cool. Stir in whiskey. Store in air tight glass jar at room temperature for 4 weeks.
One batch fills a standard 26 oz alcohol or wine bottle.
The last step is the part I found most challenging. How do you package your gift? I was unable to find containers that I thought would suit the maple whiskey in local stores. Perhaps you will be luckier in your own hometown and if not you may need to get your CreativePlume on. To give you a head start here are the solutions I found:
If you are making large batches you can buy glass containers online. The larger purchase lowers or eliminates the overall shipping cost per bottle. I could not find any places online where shipping a single bottle was worth the cost.
I did happen to find some smaller glass containers without lids and at a craft store found corks which were angled so they sealed the containers. I then printed labels on regular computer paper and glued them on with white glue. For a finishing touch I tied bells to the neck.
Another option was to reuse the whiskey and/or maple syrup container. Some of these containers are really interesting and elegant. This maple syrup bottle for example is in the shape of a maple leaf. A perfect showcase for the maple whiskey.