Saturday, December 4, 2010

Infuse a Little Holiday Spirit

Want to Infuse a Little Holiday Spirit?
Here's a simple and elegant idea to make your own Cranberry Infused Vodka.
Fun for gifts or holiday parties, this recipe will be ready for Christmas if you start now.

2 cups frozen cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup (Karo is the best!)
4 tablespoons water
6 cups vodka

1. Heat the cranberries and sugar as you gently press them to break the flesh. Bring to a boil and stir constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the corn syrup and mix well.

3. Mix the cranberry syrup mixture with the vodka, water, and rum.

4. Store in a sealed container and allow it to rest in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks.

5. Strain into a large pitcher, reserving the cranberries. Pour liquid into bottles, using a funnel and add some cranberries to the liquid for decoration.

6. This is best served ice cold from the freezer. You can freeze leftover infused cranberries and place several on a stick as a garnish when serving.

The liquid will be a pretty deep red color. Make a pretty label to decorate your bottle and include a recipe and you've got a fantastic gift. Here's a great source for glass bottles.



  1. just watching how to make limoncello on PBS... now I can add this too. Perfect!

  2. I love making infusions! My fave in pineapple in sherry - perfect for summer drinks!

  3. Hmmmm... If I want to have this in time for Christmas, I'd better get infusing!



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