Place cranberries, sugar, vanilla extract, and one tablespoon of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently and let the mixture simmer for about five 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 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!
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.