Thursday, December 10, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Cranberry Liqueur

Tis the season for cranberries! This recipe will keep well for about a year. Wash and put cranberries in a large mason jar.

Orange vodka.

Simple syrup with added lemon and orange peel.

Measuring 2 cups vodka.

This is what it looks like when you start.

This is after one week.

Cranberry Liqueur Recipe

1 pound cranberries (fresh, washed, chop or leave whole)

2 cups orange vodka

1-1/2 cups simple syrup (see below)

1/2 orange peel (grated) and juice

1/2 lemon peel (grated) and juice

Combine all ingredients into a large sterilized jar, topping with the hot simple syrup last. Shake or stir well, then seal.

Allow to steep for 3-5 weeks, shake or turn jar over each day. Strain and serve. I am keeping my jars in the refrigerator.

Simple Syrup Recipe

1-1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cups water

Bring to a boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Add orange and lemon peel and juice. Top with a cinnamon stick. Allow to cool for about a minute before using.

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Haden News said...

Judy - looks like you liked my recipe :)

Jeanette said...

I make liquor about every 3rd year. I will have to put this on my to try list.

Martha said...

I've made peach, orange and apricot but never thought about cranberry. I'll have to try this -- a wee glass is always nice after the holiday meal (which is why I make the orange).

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've never tried to do anything like this. Very interesting...I'd love a sip right now!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Festive and a great gift idea! I love this post. I am making this and taking it to a New Year's Eve party. Thanks!

Michael Lee West said...


Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Back in the late 70s, my roommate and I used to make this at Thanksgiving and bottled it as presents for our friends at Christmas, it was always a big hit. Thanks for sharing this and reminding me of the good ol' days!

Mary said...

What a fabulous recipe! I've bookmarked it and will use it as soon as time permits. Have a wonderful Foodie Friday.

silk purse said...

Sounds marvelous!..,I've never made a liquor, yet this looks easy enough and oh so flavourful!..,

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Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I may just try this one!
Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've had a batch brewing for a month and can't wait to taste it! My recipe is slightly different but similar in many ways.