Recently I found a bag of cranberries on clearance at the grocery store. I snatched them up and brought them home without knowing what I wanted to do with them. I ended up coming across the idea for infusing vodka. There are flavored vodkas that you can buy but I bet those have a lot of artificial flavors and added sugars. My version is all natural.
I used a 16 ounce bottle to infuse this in and didn’t measure exactly.
Cranberry Infused Vodka
a couple handfuls of cranberries
around 12 ounces of the cheapest vodka we could find
Take each cranberry and cut two small slits in it. Put the berries in the jar and pour the vodka in. Shake the bottle daily for a week then strain the berries out and enjoy. Store in the freezer until you’ve drunk it all. It turned pink within a few hours and after the week was up it was a bright red. If I hadn’t made it, I would’ve sworn it had food dye in it!
We had it mixed with orange juice one time and pomegranate soda another. It was really good. When I first took the berries out both the hero and I tried it but it was just too strange to sip vodka. I froze the rest of the berries and I think I might need to make some more of this vodka.
I’m really excited about infusing vodkas now. I’ve got a pomegranate one in the works now and a few more ideas that I’m throwing around.