Last month I shared a recipe for Kahlua and Butterscotch Liqueur. It has aged for a whopping 30 days and is ready for drinking, I mean gift giving 🙂 Must admit we tried both. Can’t very likely give something away without a little quality testing. Findings… although the Kahlua recipes SAYS it’s ready to drink in 30 days, I learned from years of my dad making Kahlua… the longer it ages, the better it is. Although I would certainly drink a tumbler of the Kahlua on the rocks… even better if mixed with heavy cream… it will even be more yummy if it sits for a few months. So, I will try to show some restraint, and let our bottles age a bit more. On the other hand, the butterscotch liqueur is beyond yummy. And although I’m willing to bet it too will improve with age, I’m not sure it will stand a chance!
Of course, we couldn’t send these off into the world without proper labeling. We found some wonderful Arched Labels #22809 from Avery. They have software to download at their site so you can customize your labels. The next challenge was to come up with a name. Since our last name is “Wise”, we wanted to come up with a cute play on words. Tim thought back to the playground names he was called as a youth. Most were not “family friendly”, so we chose “Wise Acre”. Not a term you hear often today, but for you youngin’s, a wiseacre is “one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness”… it’s like calling someone a smart acleck.
So, we are now officially done with our holiday gifts. All of our kith and kin will be receiving our homemade liqueurs this year. Tim and I are hopeful that these libations not only warm the body, but the heart, too 🙂 Although there are only 4 gifts under our tree this year, the ones for the grandbabies, it is indeed a glorious holiday season! We are now ready to turn our focus to simply enjoying time with the family and making a million new memories 🙂