DIY Thanksgiving: Make your own alcohol infusions, more

If you're looking to try something a little different this Thanksgiving (and get creative with your alcohol), take a few cues from DIY blogger Emily Schuman. Here, the "Cupcakes and Cashmere" author makes cranberry-ginger rum, Meyer lemon vodka, chai vanilla vodka and spiced nuts.

Chai vanilla vodka

Ingredients

    • 2 bags of your favorite chai tea
    • The rind of one orange
    • 1 small vanilla pod, split open
    • 1 good (but not premium) bottle of vodka

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Cranberry-ginger rum

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons of crystallized ginger
    • 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • 1 oz of water
    • 1 good (not premium) bottle of rum

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Meyer lemon vodka

Ingredients

    • 3 Meyer lemons
    • 1 good (not premium) bottle of vodka

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Spiced nuts

Ingredients

    • Vegetable oil
    • 2 cups unsalted cashews
    • 2 cups whole walnut halves
    • 2 cups whole pecan halves
    • 1/2 cup whole almonds (3 ounces)
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
    • 3 tablespoons apple cider
    • 2 teaspoons ground chili powder
    • 4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves, divided
    • Kosher salt

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