Cranberry Vodka Tonics

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. For each drink, pour 2 ounces cranberry vodka over ice in a tall glass; top with tonic. Garnish with a slice of lime.