'Tis the season to make, give & enjoy homemade spirits with this easy-to-follow recipe for festive Cranberry Liqueur, courtesy Big Mill Bed & Breakfast.
Requiring 3 weeks of steeping before being ready to bottle & serve, now is the time to start prepping your very own batch of homemade Cranberry Liqueur so it's ready in time for this season's get-togethers, gift-giving and ringing in the new year!
A note from Big Mill B&B owner Chloe Tuttle:
This liqueur is an original recipe which produces a gorgeous, clear-red libation perfect for holiday entertaining and seasonal gift-giving. Another reason to love this recipe? Nothing goes to waste! After 3 weeks of soaking the cranberries in quality vodka, simply strain to separate them from the liqueur. Reserve these vodka-infused berries and serve them as-is, or as a festive topping for homemade sorbet or ice cream.
Big Mill's Cranberry Liqueur
A "Best of" Inn Cuisine, recipe courtesy Big Mill Bed & Breakfast
1 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups *fresh cranberries, washed & picked through, discarding bad berries *(See note at end of recipe if wanting to substitute frozen cranberries for fresh)
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cups quality vodka (if you prefer a stronger alcoholic mixture, substitute some of the water with vodka to taste)
photo credits Chloe Tuttle