Cranberry Infused Vodka in a decorative gift bottle.
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How to Make Cranberry Infused Vodka

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Appetizer, Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry infused vodka recipes, flavored vodka recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-750 ml bottle vodka

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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 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!

Notes

Cranberry Infused Vodka will keep in the refrigerator covered for up to two weeks. 
To serve, use your favorite cocktail recipe using flavored vodka, or 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!
It's not necessary to buy the most expensive vodka for this recipe. Use a medium price liquor, and you will be fine. 
I have found inexpensive decorative bottles at Hobby Lobby and World Market. 
Plan ahead, remember the mixture has to sit in the refrigerator for one week before it is ready to use. 
Cranberry Infused Vodka will keep in the refrigerator covered for up to two weeks. 
To serve, use your favorite cocktail recipe using flavored vodka, or 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!
It's not necessary to buy the most expensive vodka for this recipe. Use a medium price liquor, and you will be fine. 
I have found inexpensive decorative bottles at Hobby Lobby and World Market. 
Plan ahead, remember the mixture has to sit in the refrigerator for one week before it is ready to use.
If you give this as a gift, be sure to let the recipient know it needs to be stored in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g