I made Cranberry Liqueur last year, and I can tell you right now, this is a new tradition!
You. Must. Make. This!
Yes, I did make a double batch, for gifts, you know.....
The strained cranberries are also delicious. They are wonderful stirred into a bundt cake, or muffins or even over vanilla ice cream with a splash of the liqueur, for extra measure.
adapted from: Creative Culinary
1 c water
2 c sugar
2 c (10 oz bag) cranberries
1 orange to make: 1 T grated zest and 3 T juice
2 c vodka (does not have to be top shelf)
Bring water and sugar to a boil, boil 3 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
Slice/chop berries, grate zest and juice the orange.
Combine syrup, berries, orange zest and juice.
Stir in the vodka.
Store in a large covered jar, stir every day or so. Age for 3 weeks. Then.......
Recipe rating: Oh Yes! (will make again)
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