Friday, December 31, 2010

Cheers --to a New Year!

While I often talk about my adventures with food and cooking, and include pictures, I don't often ever include recipes, But I've texted this recipe and recited this recipe, and I have a couple more requests for the recipe, so I thought I'd share it. Jill and Amy have made it now and others have sampled, and thus far it has only gotten rave reviews. If you make it I hope you will like it too.

Cranberry Vodka Liqueur:

Heat one 12 oz. package of fresh cranberries with 1 cup sugar and 2 or 3 tbs water.

Mix sugar and cranberries over medium heat

sugar will start to melt
Eventually a syrup will form and the cranberries will begin to pop. This should take about 10 minutes.

if you look closely, you'll see some cranberries are popping
 3. At this point, remove from heat so that most of the cranberries remain in tact. Cool slightly and pour into large jar. Add 750 ml vodka. If you don't have a large jar, as I didn't, divide the cranberries and syrup among two jars and top each with 375 ml vodka. (The third time I made some, I actually added 400 ml to each jar and it was equally good.)

Let sit for 2 days
4. Let sit for two days. Share in decorative bottles, or keep it to yourself! Drink as a martini--I suggest straining and shaking over ice and then adding a few cranberries for garnish--or on the rocks. Or pick a mixer. (Jill and I came up with a list of mixers that would work for cranberry cocktails; seltzer, a splash of OJ, a splash of grapefruit, a little ginger ale were among them.) Whatever you choose, I hope that you do so and enjoy in good health!

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Shared it. Drank it. Heart it.

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