This year i’m making a variation on Nigella’s Winter Spiced Vodka and using Gold Tequila (mainly because its not going to get drunk otherwise). This is really nice as a winter warmer on cold dark evenings when you’re snuggled with blankets by candlelight.
The recipe calls for 500ml of vodka but I tend to use 350ml since they come all ready in a nice little bottle which you can just open and pop in the spices. They’re also really useful to reuse for these small batch drinks (here i’m using an old gin bottle)
- 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
- half teaspoon whole cardamon seeds
- 3 bruised cardamon pods
- 1 cinnamon stick (not too big or it will overpower the flavour)
- 1 dried red chilli
Leave for at least a month in a dark cupboard, but leave the spices in until you reach the desired flavour (I wouldn’t leave in for more than 6 months though or it gets really intense). Im really looking forward to this since I’m quite partial to silver tequila with a drop of tabasco.
Recipe is from Nigella Christmas