Alcoholic Christmas Hooch - Recipe & DIY
Ryann and I decided to do these as christmas gifts to our friends. We figured the only thing better than a handmade gift - it one that contains booze! So for those that just want the recipe and move on, here we go.
The Recipe (makes roughly 32 ml)
- 2/3 cup - Irish Whiskey/Bourbon (we just used cheap whiskey)
- 14 oz can - Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 cup - Whipping Cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 Tbsp - Hershey’s Syrup
- 2 tsp - Instant Coffee
- 1 tsp - Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp - Almond Extract
Directions: Blend all ingredients in mixer. Keep refrigerated. Expires after 1 month.
- I found these soda bottles at Big Lots. It’s big enough to hold one batch of the Hooch. So to get rid of the labels, I let them soak in hot soapy water for about 2-3 mins. (the longer the better)
- Empty out the bottles and pull of the labels/stickers. Scrub off any remaining glue or label with an old sponge. Then rinse the bottle out really well with soap and water.
- Find a rack to let them dry out. I would give them at least 24 hours to dry completely. You want the outside to be as dry as possible to apply the labels.
- I made my own design for the labels. On these bottles I made the the labels 3” x 5” and I created them using Adobe programs. I made a print file that included two on an 8-1/2” x 11” sheet. (Email me if you want this pdf).
- Take the file on a flash drive down to Fedex Office and have them print on a medium/light weight linen paper. I suggest using “ivory” colored paper - this works well with the blue design and the brown liquid.
- Cut out each label using a ruler and exacto knife.
- Line them up on each bottle where you want it (centered as possible) and use masking tape to help mark off this spot. Then spray the back of the label with spray glue (in well vented area - preferably outside) and stick it on the bottle.
- Put some rubber bands on them to help keep the label down while the glue cures.
- Pour in your beverage and stick it in the fridge.
Now, we made some ornaments using flour, salt, water, letter stamps, and a sharpie. (Refer to google for that. There’s how-to’s everywhere for them). We used twine to loop through the ornament and hung it around the bottle.