So what do you get if you mix vodka with crushed fruit? ….HAPPY! hiccup.
I’ve been cooking, and tasting, and cooking and tasting, and tasting, and tasting today. Did I mention I have been tasting? I do it all for you guys…your bewtifal man…I love EVERYBODY! You and you and…well, EVERYBODY, I LOVE YOUUUUU!
I couldn’t just pour vodka over cranberries and wait…and wait and wait. I needed this now! So I crushed the cranberries in my blender and boom!. Instant intense cranberry flavor!
I strained it through a wire mesh. And poured Vodka on it….whoo hoo! I added a bit of simple syrup to sweeten it up. It’s reminds me of my Lemoncello and Orangecello recipes…maybe I should call this Crancello? Thinking about that….
Vodka is a neutral spirit and will pretty much do what you tell it to do. In this case, I told it to suck up the cranberry juice…and it did. That is why I love it.
- I used orange flavored vodka which added a nice flavor but plain old regular vodka will do.
- This yields about 5 cups and is easily doubled…or tripled for that matter! Vodka for everyone !
- You can add more simple syrup to reduce the alcohol content as well.
- Makes fabulous last minute gifts when put into a pretty bottle or mason jar.
Overnight Cranberry Crush Vodka
- 12 oz fresh cranberries reserve a 1/3 cup for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 ml bottle orange flavored vodka 757
- Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Begin by making simple syrup.
Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook for about a minute until all the sugar is dissolved.
Cool simply syrup completely
Pour fresh cranberries and 1 1/2 cups water into a blender.
Mix for about 30 seconds until a thick slurry forms. (add additional 1/4 cup water if needed)
Place wire mesh strainer over a medium size bowl
Pour cranberry slurry into mesh pushing through with a rubber spatula until all juice has been extracted. Toss remaining cranberry pulp.
You should end up with about a cup and a half of juice.
Combine cooled simple syrup, vodka and extracted cranberry juice.
Leave at room temp overnight to steep.
Pour into decorative containers and garnish with cranberries.
Best served chilled!