The liqueur is awesome! I also cooked the strained cranberries and added orange zest to make a sauce, it was also great!
great gift and great xmas cocktail!
Delicious! I mix 1/3 liqueur with 2/3 champagne/sparking wine for a cranberry martini. It has become famous with my friends! Makes a lovely gift in a pretty bottle or mason jar with a few whole cranberries floating. If you don't want to wait 3 weeks, heat water and sugar then add cranberries while still very hot. Wait to cool then add vodka. Bottoms up!
I made this for christmas gifts this past yer for my family. We are huge cosmo lovers and this vodka turned out awesome! I am looking forward to trying it with different fruits for different season! It is also excellent with champagne!
This will be the 8th year in a row that I have made this. It makes a great gift in glass corked bottles. We drink it as is, on ice. Delicious.
I've made this many times since it was first printed. It's a great recipe for using fresh cranberries that isn't baking.
After just making the liqueur, I thought it was a little strong. But after straining it and using it a couple of months later for the cosmo recipe that is at the top, I thought it was fantastic. I think the next time I make it, I will let it sit for an additional week to let it mellow a bit more before straining the cranberries. It did mellow more in the fridge, even after being strained, so I would recommend making it a little more in advance, letting it sit more with the cranberries and then letting it sit more after straining if you are bottling it for gifts or to serve for an ocassion. I have used it to mix with champagne and white wine and it was also delicious, in case anyone needs more ideas.
I first made this last year and gave it as gifts. Easy and delicious!I'm getting ready to make another batch now.
A family favorite! We first made it the month the recipe was published in Cooking Light (12/03) and we've made it often since. Makes a great gift for friends who drink, too!
made this liqueur for the holidays, as gifts for friends. was very anxious to taste it after waiting 3 weeks ! was pleasantly surprised at how great it was! made the cosmo cocktail-it was excellent, however a bit sweet...so next time i just added lime juice with ice-scrumptious! the red color is very festive for thanksgiving and christmas..this will be an annual for me for years to come! thanks to all of you who previously reviewed this!
Terrific!! I first made this for xmas 2006 and have had to make it multiple times since. The name changes depending on the occasion. Birthday Tinis, Xmas Tinis, Bachelorette Tinis, etc. I always make the Cranberry Cosmopolitan using the Cranberry Liqueur. Outstanding always!!!
I found this recipe 4 or 5 years ago and we've been making it since. I have 4 batches mellowing right now in my closet and will be giving out a few bottles for gifts (appreciated by all). The husband loves it and sips it straight, very cold and I'm all about the recipe for cosmos. Very popular with the girlfriends!
I lost this recipe sveral years ago and am so glad to locate it again. The first Thanksgiving I served this, on the rocks, and the guests loved it! I wil try the cosmo recipe this year! Easy and great tasting!