homemade cranberry liqueur for the lush on your list
when it comes to booze i am all over vodka. my number uno choice is grey goose straight up...no muss no fuss. occasionally i will switch to some ketel one which is pretty good itself. trying to come up with x-mas gifts for certain family members is a mind bending task but when the one thing i know they love to do is drink i am all ready to support their inner lush. according to cookinglight.com this little homemade cranberry liqueur treat is pretty sweel dressed up as a little cosmo...a little girly of a drink for me but after making this i think i can bend to my fruity drink side...if i have one. so here it is. you can use your fav vodka and i think even the absolut might transform itself into something palatable with some cranberries and sugar! my plan is to find some nice decanters to fill up with this nectar of the gods and what a beautiful present it will be!
(stay tuned for homemade limoncello and peppermint marshmallows!)
2 cups organic cane sugar
1 cup water
1 pkg fresh cranberries
3 cups vodka
combine sugar and water and cook over med heat until sugar dissolves. remove from heat and cool.
process cranberries in food processor until finely chopped and blended. combine cranberries with sugar in a large bowl and stir in vodka.
pour vodka mixture into clean jars and put on lids. let sit in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks. shake every other day.
when ready strain cranberry mixture thru a cheesecloth lined strainer into a bowl. toss out solids and fill that sweet juice into clean bottles or jars.