Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cranberry Orange Vodka

A big hearty hello to everyone from Domestic Witch's Home 'Crafted Holidays.

I got this recipe from the Food Network a few years ago. I've gotten rave reviews with this little beauty and it doesn't take much time at all.

1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean, split
2 oranges, peels cut into 2-inch strips
1 (750-ml) bottle vodka

To serve:
1 bottle tonic water
Lime slices, for garnish

Place cranberries, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Place pan over medium heat and stir. Simmer cranberry mixture until the berries burst, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Place orange peels in a large glass container with an airtight lid, or large mason jars with lids. Pour vodka over the orange peels.

Allow the cranberry mixture to cool. Pour the cooled mixture into the glass container(s). Cover tightly and set aside for 1 week. After 1 week, strain out the cranberries sand orange peels and pour mixture into a clean bottle, using a funnel. Store vodka in the refrigerator.

Everything turns out all ruby red, and very festive for the holidays.


Zedral Z said...

This sounds delicious! It's a beautiful color too. :)

SpiritPhoenix said...

Surprisingly enough, I've never tried it. I'll be trying this batch as soon as I can taste food again. (Sick)

And yes, I love the color too. It'd be a nice gift for Valentine's Day too.

Dirgesinger said...

Gosh that sounds and smells and tastes gorgeous even from afar! I shall try it!:)

Dirgesinger said...

Oh, and get well soon!

Tiffany said...

I just love the color of this! and it looks yummy too. Thanks for sharing.

SpiritPhoenix said...

Of course. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

yum... now that sounds good

SpiritPhoenix said...

Imagine how a cosmo made with this would taste. Mmmmm!

Luna said...

hhhhmmmmm this sounds yummo :)

Domestic Witch said...

Thanks so much for doing this! it's a hit!

SpiritPhoenix said...

Of course. I had been meaning to make more anyway. Glad I could share with everyone. Plus, this got my butt in gear.

It's very smooth by the way. I had some the other night with club soda and it didn't need anything else. Not to sweet, not to alcoholy or anything.

The High Family said...

I finally made it I don't know If I am going to be able to make it a week with out another taste.