Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Serves 8

Sweet and tart meet vodka in this refreshing holiday cocktail. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 cup of the water, and 1 cup of the granulated sugar in a microwavable glass bowl; microwave until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the cranberries, and let stand 20 minutes. Place superfine sugar on a plate. Drain and discard liquid; roll soaked cranberries in superfine sugar to coat. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine 1 cup of the water, and remaining 3 cups cranberries and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, and discard pulp. 

Step 3

Stir together cranberry syrup, limeade, vodka, and remaining 3 cups water in a pitcher. Pour over glasses of crushed ice, and top each with a splash of soft drink. Garnish with sugared cranberries and lime slices. 

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