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Cranberry-and-Orange Vodka

This vodka recipe is one of our Handmade Holiday Gifts. Try using it to make a Cranberry Cosmopolitan. Download and print the Cranberry Cosmopolitan Recipe Tag.

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Winter 2008


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 piece fresh orange peel (2-by-1-inch)
  • 3 cups vodka


  1. In a small saucepan, heat cranberries, sugar, and water until the sugar dissolves, the liquid begins to turn a light-pink color, and the cranberries just begin to pop. Pour the cranberries and the liquid into a large glass jar; stir in peel and vodka. Cover, and let stand at room temperature at least 3 days or up to one month. Strain before serving.

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