This delicious treat can be enjoyed on its own (as a post-Thanksgiving sipper) or mixed with sparkling wine to create a cranberry cordial (a festive way to kick off the holidays). Either way, it's really easy to make! Will last up to 2 months.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 days
total:
3 days
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 servings
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pulse cranberries in a food processor just until roughly chopped; transfer to a clean glass container. Add vodka, simple syrup, lemon peel, orange peel, cinnamon stick, and allspice to cranberries; stir until well mixed. Seal container with a lid and store in a cool dark area, 3 to 5 days, stirring several times a day. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle and refrigerate.

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Cook's Note:

Cheap vodka creates a biting flavor that is hard to get rid of, stick with mid-range vodka like Smirnoff(R).

If your glass container is new, clean multiple times until no smell is detected. Any smell will infuse itself into your liqueur.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2015
I'm happy to be the first to review this gem. Wasn't sure so I scaled it down 1/4 which was enough to steep in a pint mason jar and yielded about 8 oz. I did use frozen cranberries accidentally found myself without the orange and let it brew in the fridge. After four days my only regrets are that I quartered it and that I discovered this AFTER my Christmas Eve gathering. This looks beautiful and tastes amazing. I can't say enough about this. So far I've had it straight with lemonade and even with a little cider. Sipping straight up is my favorite....love it! Thank you for this gem!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2015
I'm happy to be the first to review this gem. Wasn't sure so I scaled it down 1/4 which was enough to steep in a pint mason jar and yielded about 8 oz. I did use frozen cranberries accidentally found myself without the orange and let it brew in the fridge. After four days my only regrets are that I quartered it and that I discovered this AFTER my Christmas Eve gathering. This looks beautiful and tastes amazing. I can't say enough about this. So far I've had it straight with lemonade and even with a little cider. Sipping straight up is my favorite....love it! Thank you for this gem!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2017
Made this for a couple holiday parties and everybody loved it! Very easy to make although straining the cranberries got a little messy.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2016
Made this according to the recipe. Very good flavor. Mixed it with ginger ale and garnished with a couple frozen cranberries. Also good straight up over ice. Nice cocktail for the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2019
Excellent recipe just as written! I used a nut milk bag strain out the berries much easier than a strainer! Just wish I had made more. It has a little tartness which is nice if you are like me and don t like your drinks overly sweet. Read More