Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Cheer

Here's a little something to try for the holidays....cranberry and orange vodka. I saw this recipe in the Martha Stewart Holiday magazine, and it couldn't be easier. Here are the ingredients:

Vodka, an orange, 1/4 cup of sugar, fresh cranberries, 2 tbsp. of water, and a glass jar

In a small skillet, heat the two tablespoons of water, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of cranberries over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, the liquid begins to turn a light pink color, and the cranberries just begin to split open. Pour the mixture into a glass jar, and then add a 2 by 1 inch piece of orange peel, and the three cups of vodka. Stir. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 3 days or up to one month. Strain before serving.

I'll be using mine to make cosmopolitans on Christmas Day...cheers!

8 comments:

Kate said...

A Mainer using vodka made from Idaho potatoes! They might not let you back in the state. Does look very good though.

Jen said...

Mmmm! Wish I could have one!

Terrij83@yahoo.com said...

YUMMY when am I coming over?? LOL

Cheryl and Ashton said...

I think I would probably choose the minimum three day "processing" period over the month of waiting! The receipe sounds easy and I may just have to make some for the holidays (holidaze at this point!)

Susan said...

Heather....just made your recipe...smells yummy. I had a bottle of Grey Goose Orange vodka that we brought up from the VI.....had it for about ten years and could not think of a better way to use it up.

Thanks for sharing.

Mum said...

We are sampling the 'holiday cheer' as I type. Very, very good!

Cheryl and Ashton said...

How did the "holiday cheer" come out?

Heather said...

Made Cosmos on Christmas day and this stuff was great! Now I think I'll try some different "infusions"...yum!

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