My Shabby Chateau
I love raspberries and Anne of Green Gables. Remember when she gets Diane drunk on what she thinks is Raspberry Cordial? (So, I'm not really sure what kind of raspberry cordial that was supposed to be, cause a bunch of this will get you drunk too!)
I had some vodka laying around that I figured needed using up!!
I don't have any pretty jars (hoping to soon remedy that!), so I used the vodka bottle and an empty Patron bottle to make this. I ended up having to throw it all in the blender in order to get it in the bottles, so my way isn't as easy or as pretty as Donna's! Do it her way, not mine!
In the process of making it....
It takes 2 weeks to make (gotta let the raspberries soak in all the yummy vodka!), so this is NOT a last minute gift!
I have the world's tiniest strainer, so it took awhile for me to strain all the seeds out at the end of 2 weeks! *Note to self* buy a new strainer before you attempt this again!!
I went to my fave antique store- The Rooster in Nolensville, TN and found these pretty bottles. (The shop owner wasn't sure if they were vintage or reproductions. At $5 a piece, I didn't really care!)
I wrote their initials with a silver paint pen, and it can easily be wiped off.
I also made a tag for each one- I used a cream color scrapbook paper with greenish roses, and printed the following on it:
In Anne of Green Gables, Anne accidentally gets her friend Diana drunk by giving her what she thinks is Raspberry Cordial. We’re also the kind of friends who get each other drunk, just not by accident!
Diana drank three tumblers full and ran home to lose her lunch in the bushes! I suggest a much smaller amount, perhaps even over ice and Sprite or Ginger Ale.
Anne and Diana have lots of memories of their crazy escapades, as do we! Thank goodness we’ve learned to behave more responsibly! Enjoy!
(PS. I don't mind if you copy this tag idea- but it'd be nice if you'd blog about it and link up to me AND give credit to My Shabby Chateau for the recipe idea!)
I ripped the scrapbook paper to give the tags worn edges, and then went over both sides lightly with some Ralph Lauren glaze. You could easily tea/coffee stain these too. I also bent and crumpled it some to give it an old look to go along with the rest of the "old" stuff!
Set them up on the counter along with some glasses for tasting. We used the syrup from the original bottle to taste, and I sent them home with the others. The snowman tumblers were a gift from a student (who made them!!) several years ago.
I will definitely make this again! Hmmmm, maybe for Valentine's Day?!