As you can see, I made some homemade apple vodka. It was ridiculously easy, and I'm so thrilled with the results that I'm certain a few jars will likely find it's way into my homemade holiday gift stash.
The process is quite simple; remove the core from the centre of an apple and roughly chop the remaining parts, leaving the skin intact. Fill a mason jar half way with the apples pieces and cover with vodka. Seal tightly with a lid and place in a cool, dark space for 3-4 days. Visit your vodka once a day and give the jar a little shake.
After four days, strain the apple pieces, using a metal sieve lined with cheesecloth, and pour the vodka back into the jar. Seal it tightly and affix with a fun label.
How easy is that? Not to mention it's pretty tasty too.
For gift giving I would likely include a recipe that could use the vodka, or I might even give it with a nice set of new highballs or fun drinking glasses.