Another GREAT Jamie Oliver recipe, and one that I am preparing for New Year's Eve! Jamie says you can use any spirits or liquor, but he suggestes vodka and tequila in his recipe. These bottles look SO festive and pretty, I plan to use holly, berries, bay leaves, fruit slices, ivy and woody herbs for my bottles this year. DO check that the liquor bottle fits INSIDE the plastic water bottle first! This recipe idea for serving liquor originates from Scandinavia. (Prep time is for freezing the bottles.)
- Cut the top off a 1 litre plastic bottle, pop a 700ml bottle of vodka, tequila or whatever you fancy in there. Fill inside the plastic bottle with water then shove leaves, sprigs of herbs, holly branches and berries, and sliced fruits all around the side. Stand this carefully in the freezer and leave it for a few hours so everything freezes around the bottle.
- When you're ready to serve it, simply run the sleeve quickly under a tap then slide it off. You'll have a perfect ice wrap around the bottle to keep it cold for the night - and look gorgeous!
I read somewhere that if you use distilled water it will not get cloudy when you freeze it.
This was soooo cooool! I made this with a bottle of tequila and gave it to my neighbor to take to a party they were going to. Everybody thought it was great and wanted to know how I did it. I'll never tell!! Thnx for a fantastic idea, FT. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds of ZWT 6.
Beautiful! I made using tequila and placed it into a metal bowl with a mix of yellow flowers and Lavender. I would place it on a flat plate so the ice doesn`t melt anywhere you don`t want it. Made for Zt 6. Thanks Karen.