Cranberry Vodka Tonics

Total Time:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 liter tonic
  • Lime slices, for garnish
Directions

Combine the cranberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the vanilla extract or split vanilla bean and cook, stirring, until the cranberries burst, 5 to 6 minutes.

Divide the cranberry mixture between 2 large mason jars. Divide the vodka between the jars. Cover and refrigerate for 1 week. Strain out the cranberries. Store the flavored vodka in a clean jar in the refrigerator.

For each drink, pour 2 ounces cranberry vodka over ice in a tall glass; top with tonic. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Photograph by James Wojcik


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