Cranberry-Orange Vodka

Total Time:
168 hr 26 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
168 hr
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
1 (750-ml) bottle of vodka
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 oranges, peels cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
  • To serve:
  • 1 bottle tonic water
  • Lime slices, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Place cranberries, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Place pan over medium heat and stir. Simmer cranberry mixture until the berries burst, about 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Place orange peels in a large glass container with an airtight lid, or large mason jars with lids. Pour vodka over the orange peels.

  • Allow the cranberry mixture to cool. Pour the cooled mixture into the glass container(s). Cover tightly and set aside for 1 week. After 1 week, strain out the cranberries sand orange peels and pour mixture into a clean bottle, using a funnel. Store vodka in the refrigerator.

  • To serve: Pour 2 ounces of vodka mixture over ice in a tall glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a slice of lime.


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