Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

A splash of this infused vodka will add a tart, candy-like flavor to any cocktail.

A splash of this infused vodka will add a tart, candy-like flavor to any cocktail.

With the holiday party season in full swing, a bottle of Cranberry Vanilla Vodka will make for one heck of a tasty cocktail. With only three ingredients, this makes for a very simple and fabulous recipe.  Be sure to start one a week early on this one though – time is your friend to allow the tasty flavors to infuse!

Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

Yield: 2 cups

Active time: 2 minutes
Total time: 1 week

1/2 c. fresh cranberries
1 vanilla bean pod
1 1/2 c. vodka

1) In a decorative bottle with a two cup capacity, add everything in the following order: cranberries, vanilla bean pod, and then the vodka.
2) Allow to infuse in a cool dark place for one week, then refrigerate until ready to use.

Gifting Idea:

Choose a clear jar or bottle that is tall enough to display both the vanilla bean pod and the cranberries. Decorate with a hanging gift tag.

By using a tall, clear jar, you'll be able to display the beautiful red colors of the cranberries and unique shape of the vanilla bean.

By using a tall, clear bottle, you’ll be able to display the beautiful red colors of the cranberries and unique shape of the vanilla bean.

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4 thoughts on “Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

  1. I imagine this can be kept a long time in the fridge? (This is gorgeous and I’m making for my next winter party, for sure!)

    • Absolutely Emilia! The vodka acts like a great preserver. Just keep an eye on the top surface to see that nothing spoils over time and you should be good. To extend the shelf life even longer you could also strain out the solids after a few weeks (and then you could always add a few fresh ingredients back in closer to the time you would like to give these to someone). Hope that helps!

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