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Cranberry Liqueur

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 4 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Presented in small decanters or glass bottles, Cranberry Liqueur makes a memorable gift. Attach a gift tag and include the following: "Cranberry Cosmopolitan: 1/2 cup Cranberry Liqueur, 1/4 cup Cointreau, 2 tablespoons lime juice. Mix with 1 cup crushed ice; strain into martini glass. Makes 2 cocktails."

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
  • 3 cups vodka

Nutrition Information

  • calories 193
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 1.2 mg
  • calcium 1.8 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool completely.

  2. Place cranberries in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until finely chopped. Combine sugar mixture and cranberries in a large bowl; stir in vodka.

  3. Pour the vodka mixture into clean jars; secure with lids. Let stand 3 weeks in a cool, dark place, shaking every other day.

  4. Strain the cranberry mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a bowl, and discard solids. Carefully pour liqueur into clean bottles or jars.

  5. Note: Liqueur can be stored refrigerated or at room temperature for up to a year.