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diy holiday gift / bloody mary gift set

christmas is only three weeks away – so i’m going to show you guys some easy homemade gifts that hopefully won’t let your family or friends wishing they’d gotten an itunes gift card. with today’s gift — there’s absolutely no way!

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the instructions are pretty simple for this project. get some pretty bottles and tins, print out my free printable labels and follow the recipes!

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the recipes +

bloody mary mix
(doubled & adapted from emeril)

6 cups tomato juice
6 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

in a blender combine the tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, horseradish, worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot sauce and process until smooth. transfer to a nonreactive container and add salt and black pepper, to taste. refrigerate overnight.

* i prefer my bloodys on the spicy side — so i added extra everything spicy.

bloody mary rimming salt
(adapted from the seattle times)

1 cup kosher salt
2 tb celery seed
2 1/2 tb granulated garlic
2 tb smoked paprika
1 tb black pepper

mix together the ingredients in a bowl. good for up to six months.

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the packaging +

empty bottles (i used these lovely 8oz french bottles from specialty bottle. each bottle holds about 2.5 bloodys)
empty tins (i used these flat 8oz tins which fit my glass rims perfectly)
round labels (the printable i designed specifically for this 2″ avery label)

download and print out the labels i’ve provided below. you can print onto the same avery labels or you can just print onto paper, cut out and glue. half the labels are for the rimming salt and half for the mix. carefully apply labels to your bottles and tins (i recommend prior to filling because you can hold easier when empty)

after making the mix and salt, and letting the mix chill overnight, spoon the salt into tin and pour mix into bottles with a funnel. chill mix until ready to deliver to your lucky friends, family, or hostess. place in a gift bag and you’re a big hit this christmas.

these labels are for personal use only, and NOT for re-distribution.
if you’d like to post a link sharing them, you may not directly post the downloadable files.
please credit and link back to this post for downloading the labels.

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    1. Hey, where do you buy this bottle?

  1. Ooh, your labels are so pretty! This gift looks totally fancy and high-end, love it!

    1. thank you aileen!!! so happy to hear that.

  2. Where did you get the straws from? Buy or made?

  3. Rachel R. says:

    Love this! I’m infusing vodkas (jalepeno garlic, tomato, and lime basil) right now to gift with bloody mary mixes – I think this would be awesome! Thanks!

  4. I’m making these, what a wonderful idea! Do you know how long can the mix stay refrigerated for?

    1. i’m not exactly sure of the expiration date – but i think they’ll last about a week!?

  5. I *LOVE* this! What a fun and unique gift idea! I’ll be linking in my next Edible Gift Roundup- thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I absolutely LOVE this idea! It’s perfect for me! I love Bloody Marys! Very clever!

  7. First, great idea! I making these now. Second, I’m new to baking/cooking so sorry if this sounds stupid but How many does the recipe make?

    1. thank you! the recipe makes about 4 bottles, and each bottle is about 2.5 bloodys!

  8. Emily Jacob says:

    How many bottles does this make? Thanks!

  9. I absolutely love the labels you made! Can you tell me what typeface you used for it?

    1. thanks jennifer – it’s called gotham

  10. Quick question – how much vodka do you add to how much mix? You don’t include measurements for that.

    1. hi fiona – i didn’t add that because it’s really just personal preference (or how bad your day has been!)

      i usually add one shot!

  11. How long does the mix last? Do you have to can/process to make it keep?

  12. I just found my new favorite blogger – hello, you had me at ‘Bloody Mary’. I love your theme; it is so inspiring and white! I’m one of those weird design people who wants white EVERYTHING. Ha. Anyways, I’m new to the blogging game and I’d love for you to check mine out, and give me some feedback! My fiance and I are moving to an island, and we are more central with DIY household, outdoor living, tropical/ocean life, off the grid living niches, but really enjoy all topics! Our blog is mainly documenting our preparations – once we are settled in and can document everything, I think that’s when the blog will really come alive. Okay, enough with the ranting. Love the blog, and can’t wait to hear back!