Cranberry Liqueur

Big Mill Bed & Breakfast

1607 Big Mill Road , Williamston, NC 27892 USA


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 washed, chopped cranberries
  • 1 grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1 grated lemon rind


  1. Combine water and sugar in heavy saucepan and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer sugar syrup for five minutes, making sure the sugar is completely dissolved
  2. Stir in cranberries, lemon rind and orange juice concentrate. Remove syrup mixture from heat and cool enough so that you can safely pour mixture into blender.
  3. Blend on chop setting until berries are just barely chopped.
  4. Cool and add vodka. Pour into glass jar and store in cool, dark place for three weeks. Stir every so often
  5. Strain with cheesecloth several times until mixture comes out clear. Store in refrigerator. Reserve pulp for other things like a surprise in a chocolate truffle, over apple pie or baked in an acorn squash. Serve liqueur as a post prandial liqueur.
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Cranberry Liqueur