Our good friends' back in Michigan, George & Mary, make their own cranberry liqueur as soon as the fresh cranberries hit the stores. They always had it ready just in time for the holidays.
Since we won't be able to get home for the holiday's this year to enjoy their liqueur, we decided to make our own.
The recipe is pretty simple, the hardest part is the waiting ;)
Directions below if you want to try it yourself; or our batch will be ready December 19th!
4 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
- 3 cups vodka
Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool completely.
Place cranberries in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until finely chopped. Combine sugar mixture and cranberries in a large bowl; stir in vodka.
Pour the vodka mixture into clean jars; secure with lids. Let stand 3 weeks in a cool, dark place, shaking every other day.
Strain the cranberry mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a bowl, and discard solids. Carefully pour liqueur into clean bottles or jars.
Note: Liqueur can be stored refrigerated or at room temperature for up to a year.
- 193 (0.0% from fat)
- 0.0g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.0g)