Spiced Cranberry-Orange Vodka

I am on an infusing kick, meaning that we have tons of flavored vodkas around our house. This one is the result of cranberries being on sale for the holidays, and it tastes just like cranberry sauce in a glass. I mix it unsweetened with soda water, but you can add simply syrup to it if it’s too tart for you. It would also make a great holiday gift!

1 bag fresh cranberries
1 tangerine
1 navel orange
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves
8 allspice berries

-Heat a small pan on the stove and add your spices. Toast lightly until they are fragrant and add them to a non-reactive container.
-Halve the cranberries and add with the spices.
-Peel the zest from the citrus using a vegetable peeler and add to the container.
-Pour vodka over the ingredients to cover (I’ve had success with Rain Organics vodka, but most any vodka that’s pretty good quality will work–you want the flavor to be neutral so it doesn’t interfere with the flavor of the additives).
-Cover and set aside for at least a week: the flavor will get stronger the longer it sits.
-Strain it into a jar or other container.

This recipe is on Punk Domestics!

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6 responses

    • I feel like you should be fine–I didn’t specify an exact amount because I just poured it to cover the cranberries and forgot to measure as I was pouring! You may even have a decent amount left over!

  1. so i split the cranberries into 2 quart jars and added the spices to each, split the vodka and waited. Delicious! 🙂 with a bit of ginger ale over ice it’s fabulous

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