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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIY Holiday Gifts: Spicy, Salty, Sweet Cocktail Rimming Sugar

Julip Made Cocktail Rimming Sugars DIY Holiday Gift The next DIY holiday gift I made is a simple cocktail rimming sugar with a twist... well several twists... Spicy, Sweet, and Salty.  This rimming sugar was created for this cocktail, but pairs well with this one, this one, and this one too!  See after the jump for ingredients, recipe, and more...
Julip Made cocktail rimming sugar DIY holiday gift2 Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, fine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons Chipotle chile pepper
Julip Made cocktail rimming sugar DIY holiday gift3
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or your gift tin.
  2. To rim cocktail glasses take either wet paper towel or citrus wedge and rub around the rim.  Dip the glass in the rimming sugar.
  3. Pour in drink. Enjoy!
**Note I find that using a citrus wedge keeps the sugar in place better than a wet paper towel.
Julip Made cocktail rimming sugar DIY holiday gift4 To wrap this present, I found tins in the $1 bin at Target.  I removed the labels and wrote on them with gold Jelly pen and green Sharpie.  Using simple red and white baker's twine from Paper Source I tied each tin as an individual package.  Although they can either be gifted individually, paired with a corresponding simple syrup (DIY gift post on this to come), or given as a set.

Stay tuned for upcoming gift guides and more DIY holiday gift ideas!
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