Cranberry vodka

Cranberry vodka

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Ready to drink in 2 weeks


Makes about 1 litre

This bittersweet fruity vodka is best served well chilled in shot glasses. It can also be made with other berries like blackcurrants or strawberries.

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  • 250g fresh or frozen cranberries or other berries


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 1l bottle vodka



    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

  • 175g caster sugar


  1. Prick each cranberry a couple of times with a fork and layer up in a large sterilised Kilner jar with the sugar. Pour over the vodka and leave for 2 weeks, shaking the jar each day.

  2. Strain and decant into decorative bottles. Seal and label.

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elainereeve's picture
24th Dec, 2011
This is great, very easy to make & has a stunning colour & flavour...lovely & original gift - well recieved!
6th Dec, 2011
OH good idea for the left over cranberries will try that.
6th Dec, 2011
OH good idea for the left over cranberries will try that.
6th Dec, 2011
OH good idea for the left over cranberries will try that.
5th Dec, 2011
The vodka was lovely, and I used the boozy cranberries in muffins and fruit cake which went down really well.
3rd Jan, 2011
Hi, made this and it is delicious !any ideas what to do with the cranberries? seems a shame to put them in the bin
21st Dec, 2010
Hi, does it have to be left for 2 weeks, or would a couple of days be enough if I left the cranberries in the Vodka? I just found this recipe and I'd really like to make it for a friend for Christmas ... thanks :)
11th Dec, 2010
Sterilising jars I find is best done in a dishwasher or just hot soapy water, rinsed and dried in an oven for a few minutes
2nd Dec, 2010
Hi I have used toffee jars from the newsagent, just make sure that the bottoms are not bashed or cracked at all.
1st Dec, 2010
Hi does anyone know if you have to use kilner jars or can you just sterilise and use any jar?


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