Welcome to Christmas Gifts From the Garden
(We will be updating this post with more content so stay tuned.)
Aren’t they beautiful?
This is the equivalent of a ‘dirty martini’ in a jar.
Isn’t it so lovely for Christmas? Or anytime, really.
We did focus on choosing food items with that Christmas color theme, but you could change things around if you like.
Excellent Edible Gifts
Here is what we did.
15 White Pearl Onions
2 Jars of Tomolives
2 Jars of Whole Castelvetrano Green Olives
1 Jar of Hot Cherry Peppers
Juice of 6 Key Limes
Zest Strips and Juice of 2 Lemons
4 1/2 Cups Gin
3/4 Cup Dry Vermouth
3 Cups Water
Boil the Pearl Onions for about 5 min. remove from the heat and set aside.
Our Key Limes from our Backyard
In a large bowl, combine the alcohol and water with the exception of the Pearl Onions.
Be sure to drain all the ingredients in a colander well before adding them to the bowl.
Castelvetrano Olivs are so Pretty and Green
Hot Cherry Peppers
Look How Beautiful!
This Couldn’t be any Easier to Make
Drain the cooked Pearl Onions in a colander.
Using a zest stripping tool, remove the zest of the 2 lemons into strips.
Place the zest strips in with the other ingredients.
Now, juice the lemons and the Key Limes and place it in the bowl.
Remove the Pearl Onions root end and stem end.
Squeeze the soft onion out of the dry skins and place in with the other ingredients.
Store the combined ingredients in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Using sterilized jars and lids…
Spoon the mixture into the jars using a funnel, being sure the jar has a variety of items.
Seal the jars with lids and rings and tighten securely.
Eat… Drink… and ENJOY!