Amazed and Infused.

Cranberry-Lime Infused Vodka

For the holidays, my adult children opted to hand-craft presents for family and friends. In spite of my initial skepticism, I found a variety of delicious homemade treasures under my tree on Christmas morning.

The thoughtfulness that went into each gift left me a little verklempt. I love them all (the gifts and the kids).

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Curious? Well you needn’t be; here’s the list of my holiday goodies:

  • Delicious macaroons. I literally had to hide them from the rest of my cookie-loving family. It’s all I could do to save a few bites.
  • Homemade eggnog made with vanilla vodka and Baileys Irish Cream. Delectable in my coffee; I’m savoring every drop.
  • Hundreds of family photos scanned, organized and placed on a digital file. If you could see the shambles of my photo boxes, you would know just how wonderful this gift is.
  • Cranberry-lime infused vodka. Crazy goodness!

Here’s the recipe son #2 used for the Cranberry Lime Vodka.  The measurements are for one bottle or large mason jar.

Ingredients
1 lb. cranberries
1 lime
2 tbs. sugar
Vodka

Instructions
Use a knife or veggie peeler to take the rind off the lime.
Poke a hole in each cranberry.
Use a funnel to drop the cranberries into your empty bottle or jar.
Alternate layers of cranberries with layers of lime rind.
Add the sugar.
Fill bottle with vodka.
Shake well to make sure the sugar mixes through. Seal tightly. Store in a dark place for 2 to 4 weeks.

This vodka can stand on its own, but I enjoyed it with a splash of soda and a dash of grapefruit bitters.

L, R and J, thank you.

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2 thoughts on “Amazed and Infused.

  1. Wow, those are lovely gifts! I love those types of gifts and that is so sweet that even as adults, your children are making those gifts. They are my favorite to give as well. I am definitely going to try that vodka recipe! Yum!

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