This year will be different. There is one DIY gift that is fail proof and that everyone on my list will love. Alcohol, folks. Delicious cranberry infused alcohol perfect for festive cocktails. I have experimented before with summer fruits but this cranberry flavor is even better and couldn't be easier.
Cranberry Infused Vodka
Mason jar (or other container that is air tight)
1 cup of fresh cranberries
1/4 cup of sugar
Vodka of your choice (filled to top of jar)
It's a simple as filling a mason jar or other air right container with a cup of fresh cranberries. Sprinkle on 1/4 cup of sugar and fill the jar to the top with the vodka of your choice. I will make a slight disclaimer here. Normally, I am a huge advocate of drinking the highest quality alcohol as you can afford. You get to a certain age where the quality truly matters and nobody wants a morning after Everclear hangover. But with this recipe I don't recommend springing for the fancy stuff. A moderate level vodka will do just fine and the cranberry flavor is so yummy your friends/family will never know you cheaped out.
Store the jar in a dark place (such as a cabinet or cupboard) and shake every few days. Depending upon your amount of time and desired level of strength the vodka can infuse for 1 week to 3 weeks. Once infused you must pour the contents through a strainer and separate from the cranberries. Drink up and create any cocktail your heart desires!
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