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Second Day of Christmas Gift

by Linda Hopkins

The second installment of get link Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen.

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vardenafil senza ricetta Venezia This crimson cranberry vodka is easy to make, just a little time consuming because you must poke each cranberry to open it up so it will impart its goodness into the vodka. But it is time easily spent.  I used a wooden skewer and did the chore while I watched television. I was done in no time.

Make whatever quantity you want, but I can share with you that 3-pounds of fresh cranberries, 2 lemons, 2 limes, 3 tablespoons sugar, and a 1.75 liter bottle of vodka will make three 1-liter bottles of Cranberry Citrus Vodka.

You need to put this together at least 2 weeks before you plan to use it or give it away. When giving as a gift, it would be ever so thoughtful to include a Crantini recipe card with your gift. The recipe for the Crantini is at the end of the post.

Cranberry Citrus Vodka

Cranberries
Lemons
Limes
Sugar
Vodka

Use a wooden skewer to poke a hole through each cranberry. Place cranberries about 1/3 way up in a 1-liter decorative bottle of your choice.

Use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to cut the peel of 1 lemon and l lime. Place half of the peels from both citrus into the bottle on top of the cranberries. Top with more cranberries, filling until the bottle is about 2/3 full.

Top with the remaining citrus peels. Add more cranberries, until the bottle is just over 3/4 full.

Add 1 tablespoon sugar to the 1-liter bottle.

Use a funnel to fill the bottle with vodka, nearly to the top. Seal the bottle and give it a gentle shake and swirl. Keep in a cool dry place for 2 weeks or up to 2  months. Shaking and swirling the bottle every other day or so for the first week.

I need to add a little something here – The cranberries will soak up a bit of the vodka as it sits… top the bottle off with more vodka as that happens. I only had to top off mine once, but if you need to do it a couple times, do so!  Thanks to my sweet friend, Tram, for bringing it to my attention and thereby reminding me to tell all of you! xox

After the second week, strain the berries and zest out of the vodka and bottle for gift giving. If you would like to add a few of the berries back to the gift bottles, be sure to attach a tag that says to strain out the berries before serving.

The reason for this is because leaving the berries in the vodka shortens the vodka’s shelf life. They could rise to the top, becoming exposed to the air, and become moldy. Although they look pretty for gift giving, they need to be removed within a few weeks after the initial infusing period.

Crantini

1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
2 ounces Cranberry Citrus Vodka
4 ounces cranberry juice

Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker that is filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or lime.

Makes 1


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5 comments

1 http://cinziamazzamakeup.com/?x=cialis-generico-5-mg-espa%C3%B1a Amy Kilpatrick { 11.20.12 at 10:46 AM }

Yummm! I’m so doing this!!

2 here Tram Mai { 11.20.12 at 1:22 PM }

Love this gift idea!! And it’s sooo pretty!

3 http://cinziamazzamakeup.com/?x=viagra-generico-25-mg-italia-pagamento-online-a-Napoli Kim { 11.21.12 at 12:00 AM }

I have the cranberries and the vodka… It’s done !

4 finasteride women Rita { 11.21.12 at 5:50 PM }

Funny – I’m drinking my homemade cranberry vodka with lemonade right this minute!

5 http://acrossaday.com/?search=prednisone-2.5mg Linda Hopkins { 11.21.12 at 9:52 PM }

Rita, that just makes me smile! Happy Thanksgiving to you and you beautiful family. xoxo

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