Be festive with this great cranberry liqueur. It can be used in a mixed drink or you can create a cranberry shot with it. Great as gifts or to serve during holiday parties.
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cups water
1 1/2 cups vodka
1 lb fresh cranberries, washed & chopped
1/2 orange peel, grated
1/4 lemon peel, grated
Combine cranberries, vodka, orange and lemon peel in a large jar or bottle. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is completely disolved. Check by pouring a small amount into a clear container and holding up to the light to check for sugar granuales. Allow to cool for one minute then slowly pour over top of the cranberry mixture in the jar. Using a spoon, stir well then seal jar. Gently shake then allow to steep for 5-6 weeks, making sure you give the jar a quick shake each day.
Strain the liqueur before serving. Makes great gifts!