Father's Day Gift

Gift for Dad on his day

A Toast to Dad

Gift Bag

Gift Bag for Dad

On Father's Day invite Dad to "sip" into something more comfortable with a bottle of home brewed coffee flavored liqueur. The smooth beverage is a blend of vodka, coffee and chocolate. He will be doubly delighted when he realizes that the tie decorating his gift bag is the second half of his special day surprise.

Make this gift early to allow flavor to fully develop.

Coffee-Flavored Liqueur

4-cups white granulated sugar
4-cups water
3/4-cup instant coffee granules
2-tablespoons chocolate syrup
1-vanilla bean, cut into fourths
1-bottle (750 ml) vodka

In a large saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium high heat; boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Transfer to a 1-gallon container with a lid. Stir in coffee granules, chocolate syrup and vanilla beans pieces and stir in vodka. Cover and allow flavor to develop for 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature. Shake or stir once a day. Remove the vanilla bean pieces before giving. Store bottle  in a cool, dark place.

Makes about 8-1/2 cups.

Father's Day Gift Bag Directions;
You will need a brown bottle bag, a necktie, two small white buttons, 2-large paper clips, white paper, and hot glue gun and glue sticks.

1...Place the bottle in the bag.
2...Tie the necktie so that it measures the same length as the height of the bag from top of knot to bottom of tie.
3...Place the loop of necktie in the bag and use the 2 paper clips to close the top.
4...Make a collar with the white paper, glue sides of collar together and glue on buttons. Fold and glue to the top and back of bag to secure.

Tie Collar Patterm

Pattern to make the collar