Looking for the perfect Christmas gift to wow those special people in your life? Well, look no further, because I have an oh so easy recipe for delicious and festive Cranberry Infused Vodka that will jingle your bells!
Edible gifts from the kitchen have long been a very personal and traditional way to celebrate the holidays with Christmas cookies and candies and other yummy homemade treats. But this year, why not spread some holiday cheer and give a delightfully unique gift that will be remembered and appreciated long after the holidays are over? Oh, and while you are at it, be sure to make a batch yourself!
Cranberry Infused Vodka only takes about 15 minutes to make and makes a gorgeous gift with its deep Christmasy red color packaged in a beautiful decanter or festive jar. You could also include a card with servings suggestions like Cranberry Vodka Martinis or Cranberry Cosmopolitans. The possibilities are endless.
There are only four ingredients to Cranberry Infused Vodka, and it only takes a few simple steps to prepare. The ingredients are fresh or frozen cranberries, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and a bottle of vodka.
*Once you prepare the cranberry mixture, it does have to sit for one week to infuse the vodka, so be sure to plan ahead for this.
To make Cranberry Infused Vodka, place cranberries, sugar, vanilla extract and 1 Tablespoon of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently and let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes or until the berries have burst.
Let the mixture cool a few minutes, pour the mixture into a large pitcher and add the vodka. Mix well. Cover tightly and let sit in the refrigerator for one week.
After one week, strain the mixture to remove the cranberries using a small mesh strainer and then store the cranberry infused vodka covered in the refrigerator.
To serve, use your favorite cocktail recipe or simply pour a little of the cranberry vodka over ice and add tonic water to taste. Garnish with a slice of orange, lemon or lime and enjoy!