Give the gift of homemade flavor this season!

If you’re tired of making the same old cookie recipe year after year or are simply seeking gift inspiration for the foodies in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Ditch the traditional treats, like eggnog and peppermint bark, and surprise your loved ones with an enticing twist on flavorful favors. Get creative in the kitchen and try these extraordinary elixirs, mixers and vinaigrettes instead. Divvy up your favorite drink or dressing into adorably appetizing individual portions to give away as uniquely yummy presents. Here’s how:

  1. Stock up on your favorite small glass bottles or jars. Miniature Mason jars, tulip jars and swing-top bottles are all excellent options. Basic glass bottles like those pictured above will also do the trick. Sets are sold in most grocery markets, home goods stores and of course, online. Whatever your containers of choice, just be sure they are air-tight when sealed to prevent spillage and spoilage.
  2. Stir up a batch or two of your favorite shrub, tonic or vinaigrette. See suggestions below.
  3. Using a funnel to avoid a mess, pour individual portions into small glass bottles, jars or containers.
  4. With festive ribbon or string, attach a handwritten tag to let recipients know what awaits their taste buds inside. Include tips on how to best enjoy their festive sampler.
  5. Remember to make note that your offering was “Handmade with love!”

Here are some simple yet sensational recipes that won’t drain your wallet or energy during this busy time of year:

Beverages:

Cranberry Shrub with O Organic Apple Cider Vinegar — A merry mixer for cocktails or mocktails!

O Orange Blossom Vinegar Shrub — A refreshing and energizing elixir!

Restorative Tonic with O Organic Apple Cider Vinegar — A perfect post-supper sipper to aid with digestion!

Note: hold off on any seltzer or sparkling water and advise to add when ready to drink.

Vinaigrettes:

O Honey White & Blood Orange Vinaigrette — An irresistible flavor combo!

O Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette — A splash of summer at any time of year!

O Citrus Apple Cider Vinaigrette — Refreshing and aromatic bliss!

O Luscious Lemony Vinaigrette — A vibrant splash of California sunshine!

Simple O Champagne Vinaigrette — A simple, sparkling classic!

Cheers to thoughtful and flavorful gifting!

Happy Holidays from O!