Cranberry vodka

Cranberry vodka

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(18 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.

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 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.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
23rd Jul, 2015
Great using Cranberries .. even better with Raspberries (which don't need to be pricked as the shaking will break them up and release the juices) and could be ready sooner than stated if you shake the jar a couple of times a day. Make sure to squeeze all the Raspberries through the sieve though to get all that yummy juice!
1st Dec, 2013
Relating to the vodka/ cranberry, has any one tried using pure juice instead of the berries ?
22nd Dec, 2012
15th Dec, 2012
Would i be able to make this now for christmas day? ive just found the recipe!.. would 10 days be long enough?
30th Nov, 2012
Oh, forgot to mention that I used the soaked cranberries in the "Cranberry ripple cheese-cupcakes" recipe from this website. I added a little quark to the cheesecake mixture and made a whole cake rather than single cupcakes, but it turned out perfectly.
30th Nov, 2012
Beautiful colour, nice taste. I would recommend using a little less sugar. I filled it into two beautiful half-litre glas bottles, and am now looking forward to handing this out as a gift this Christmas (and drinking the leftovers).
9th Nov, 2012
Made this 2 weeks ago, couldn't get fresh or frozen cranberries so I used dried and the result is very good, just wondering if I can use some of the cranberries with ice cream. Having also made the limoncello I can thoroughly recommend both of these.
25th Sep, 2012
How long will it keep for?
11th Jan, 2012
Absolutely delicious!! I'm not a vodka drinker but I made this to give as presents and kept some for myself as it's that good. Will make this every year for a festive tipple
3rd Jan, 2012
this made the most wonderful syrupy vodka, would highly recomend...


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?