I made a batch of this delecious drink, and it's wonderfully simple and sooooo good. I used 4 layers of cheesecloth for straining the berries from the liquid, and found there was ablsolutely no residue, so I could skip No's 8 and 9 in the recipe. I tied up the cheesecloth and hung it from a hook to drip overnight. I got 2 1/2 liqueur bottles from it. I did make cranberry liqueur for about 4 years now, (using 4 different recipes,) and this is the simplest by far. I found other years that letting it set for about a month in a cold room or refrigerator improves it's taste. Yum!!!
I made this so I could try Rita's A Jolly Christmas Special Cosmo so I cut the recipe down to 1/4 as I wanted to try a smaller portion before committing that much vodka.. For us, the final liqueur is a bit cough syrupy, but I would make it again stopping at step 8 as we loved the cranberry infused vodka. At steps 8/9 I didn't have any white residue so I just strained it again through a very fine mesh sieve.
This is not my final review. I`m up to #4. Have to wait a week to taste and finish the directions. I just wanted to post the picture up to this point. I posted Dec 2, 2004 Sorry I took so long! The Holidays has me spinning! OK maybe it`s this delish drink! Sweet but very good. Great to make cosmos with. It`s a vibrant red. Wonderful for Christmas. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I added one of my cake because I just couldn`t discard the cranberries so I made my Cranberry Ripple Cake with them. Posted Dec 23, 2004.
Delish! This is a great holiday drink! We sip it straight up but it would also be good with soda and a twist of lemon. It sat marinating in cranberries for nearly a year in our second home! The cranberries were not usable and had to be discarded but the liquer was awesome. We highly recommend this recipe. It also makes a great gift.
This is awesome and worth the wait! Thanks, echo echo, for posting such a festive classic!
Lovely liqueur! I got myself a little distracted, and skipped step # 10, after the first straining and resting, I didn't have any white residue, so just went right to the bottling part. (which means that I left out 2 c of the superfine sugar) I don't know if this will affect the keeping qualities of the liqueur at all, but the flavor is wonderful for me right now. Tart, strongly alcoholic, but definately cranberry, and right for drinking as is, or mixed with soda water. This is a beautiful, vibrant shade of red. I tried some in the suggested A Jolly Christmas Special Cosmo recipe, and it was perfect. Thank you for providing this recipe, echo echo!
Love this! I made it for Christmas Eve to make with A Jolly Christmas Special Cosmo or Red Hot Lovers Cosmo but had to taste it a little early! I poured it over ice and sipped all evening while I was watching Christmas shows. I managed to become distracted while cooking the cranberries and so they became a little jellied so that my final product is a little cloudy. I did try to strain it again but it didn't help. But that's my fault - and it didn't affect the flavor!
I loved this recipe and then I searced for a great drink to use this in. Try my drink XTC Xtc with this. This is a great liqueur and I plan to give it as a gift next Christmas. Thank you echo echo.
I can't beleive I forgot to post! This is awonderful recipe for giving and keeping. The result is a fabulous color and taste. The second time I made it, I cooked it too long and it started to gel, but was still able to save. Still tasted great!! I could not recommend this more...In fact, I think I'd better get started on some for this year! We drink it with sprite and lime.
This is great. I made this for Christmas gifts but saved some for myself. I'm drinking it mixed with sprite. Yummy! :D