Step back from the pumpkin beer for just a second, and sip on a glass of pure cold-weather goodness. We've infused vodka 3 ways so far this fall, each one more delicious than the last. Check out our step-by-step how-to guides so you have no reason not to bust out a bottle of pumpkin hooch all Harry Potter-style and be the hero of the fall cocktail party, the knight of the nightcap…but more importantly, the guy who knows how to turn vodka into something of far more value. Do we hear DIY holiday gifts? No, just drinking? Okay then.

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