Several weeks ago, I began “brewing” our cranberry liquor.
This week, it was time to strain it out. I saved the pulp and will add it to some cranberry relish I’m going to make this week.
It ended up being 1 quart and 1 pint of liquor.
Each night, we have a little sip in our tiny little cordial glasses. I’m thinking a wine glass might be a much better sized glass!
- 2 - 12 oz. packages fresh cranberries, chopped (see note)
- 2-1/2 cups good quality vodka
- 2-1/2 cups simple syrup, cooled
- 1 lemon, peeling only
- 1 orange, peeling only
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
- When chopping the cranberries, a food processor may be used but you do not want them ground. They don't have to be chopped terribly fine but definitely not too small.
- Pour the cranberries into a large container with a tight fitting lid.
- Add the orange peeling, lemon peeling and sugar. Stir until the sugar is mixed and beginning to dissolve, though it doesn't have to be completely dissolved.
- Add the vodka and cooled syrup.
- Add the cinnamon sticks and allspice.
- Stir well and place lid on container.
- Stir several times a day.
- Place in a cool, dark area and begin tasting after about 5 days. Depending on the temperature in your storage area, this may be ready within 4 or 5 days or it may take 7 or 8 days.
- Once the taste is to your liking, strain the liquid, place in a container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate.