Reindeer Tears

"An interesting drink. Recipe source: Fantastically Finnish"
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  • Place cranberries into a 2 ounce cordial or liqueur glass.
  • Fill with vodka and say kippis (cheers) and drink up!

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  1. I could barely drink this so I don't think I should rate it. Straight vodka was just too strong for me and the cranberries got caught in my throat. Made for Let's P-A-R-T-Y! ~2010
  2. Loved it! I have the book, Fantastically Finnish, and have been looking forward to trying this cocktail. I will share what the intro to the recipe says, "Born in Haapajärvi, Finland, Aimo moved to the US in 1969. He is married to a Finnish-American from northern Minnesota. He operates Memories of Finland, a Finnish import shop, and is part owner of Finlandia Importers, a major importer of Finnish gift and sauna items.� Thanks, Ellie! Made for fellow Unruly for ZWT6.
  3. Wow..........this packs a punch, but I liked it. As suggested by others, I smashed some of my cranberries to give it a little more flavor and that worked well. May add a little Sprite next time. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT #6 :)
  4. This is very strong! But it is a straight shot of vodka! Wrong time of year for cranberries, so I used cherries (also Scandinavian). A very pretty drink. Thanks for sharing!
  5. This was ok... straight vodka is more than a little out of my league I have learnt from this.. and I was uncertain if I should crush the cranberries or not.. instead I kept them whole and think that doing something extra to release the flavour of the cranberries would have been better. I found this to be too strong as it stands and I'm certain now that it would have been far more drinkable had the cranberries been crushed. Sadly this is only - OK - for me but I was pleased to have given it a shot. Thanks!


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