Tuesday, November 22, 2011

.cranberry lime vodka.

YUM, YUM, YUM.
As I mentioned here a while ago, Peter and I have been making our infamous Sour Cherry Vodka for years. It's one of those things that always gets me super excited for Christmas to arrive.
However, the other day I came across this recipe that made me think of our Vodka infusing holiday tradition and missing a batch of the sweet nectar is produces. So I'm giving this a try....in November. 
It's close enough to Christmas to indulge, and besides, who says you need a holiday to enjoy it?
Cranberry Lime Vodka
Cranberries + Limes.
1) First, I recommend that you poke a hole in each of the cranberries with a sharp knife. It sounds labour intensive but its really not so bad. I poked holes in two bags worth of cranberries to begin with. Now,  start to put the finished cranberries into your jar, but only fill up a third of the way.
2) Next, using a knife, peel off the lime rind and place them into your jar with your cranberries. Fill the jar up to the the top with cranberries.
Layering the cranberries and lime rinds, make it look so pretty.
3) Next, you need to add a little bit of sugar to cancel out the bitterness of the cranberries. You don't want to make the vodka sweet so add less than 2 tbsp of sugar to begin with {less if you have a a small jar}. Now you can pour the vodka on top of the cranberry/lime/sugar mixture, seal the jar, and give it a good shake.
4) Give the jar a good shaking every day or two to make sure the sugar mixes throughout. You can let your infused vodka sit for anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. FYI: The longer you leave it the sweeter it'll be.
Note: To give away as gifts, pour the vodka into pretty jars like I did above, and tie a ribbon or a gift tag on it {like I'll be doing for one lucky soul}. I also think it's cute to add a cocktail-drink recipe tag to it. 
It makes amazing crantinis {recipe here} and also tastes great mixed with some club soda.
Scrumptious!

156 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This is so neat! And looks yummy!

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  2. Wow this is so cool! And pretty! Love it.

    --Kylee Noelle

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  3. Leanne StoneNovember 24, 2011

    Love this idea! Where did you buy those jars?

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    1. Hobby Lobby has them

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  4. I actually found them at Homesense.....but check out places like Home Outfitters and Bed, Bath and Beyond because they usually have pretty jars :)

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  5. THIS is a great idea, and soooo pretty and festive!

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  6. Ikea used to have jars like that, but that was a while ago.

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    1. IKEA still has them in Canada. I bought 6 yesterday at $2.99 each! Can't wait to try this. :)

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    2. IKEA in Florida has them. $3.99 each here.

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    3. Hobby Lobby has them

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  7. Not sure if they do anymore, I am in Canada and don't get to Ikea very often.

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  8. I just bought them at Ikea on Friday!!! I think they were $2.99 each?!?

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  9. I infuse my own vodka often, but never thought about Christmas theme for gifts. I'm so doing this this year. Love how it looks, thanks!

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  10. I so hope it turns out for all of you! I can't wait to dip into mine.......

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  11. Do you need to sanitize your jars before adding the vodka in them? This is a great idea for a Christmas gift.

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  12. I always give my jars a good washing with soap and water, and I've never had an issue with mine. Been doing it for a couple years now, and it's always tasty. Make sure your jars can seal tightly though....
    Hope that helps.
    x
    ET

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    1. Just made mine as gifts. I need to clarify...do they need to sit ffor 2 weeks before using? Also, how should they be stored, on counter or in frig? I've used corks to seal my bottles, I guess this is ok. Thanks, they are beautiful gifts.
      Dawn F.

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  13. This is awesome, I can't wait to try it! Thank you for posting :)

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  14. what kinda of vodka do you use??

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    1. The kind you like

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  15. Hockey, vodka and cranberries? So glad I ran across a pin of the product on pinterest!

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  16. Christmas gifts this year!!!!! Thanks so much!

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  17. As for what vodka I use, go with some pretty cheap vodka.....you really can't taste the vodka after it soaks with the cranberries after a while (trust me you can sip this stuff it's so good!), so don't spend too much because it wouldn't be worth it. If you are only going to let it sit for a couple weeks, I would use a more expensive vodka as it will be a little stronger tasting than if you let it sit for a month or two.
    And Christine....You made me laugh out loud :)
    xo
    ET

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  18. Great idea! I know what I am doing for all my girlfriends this year. Thanks!

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  19. what other types of fruit would you suggest beside cranberries and lime?

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  20. At the same time as doing this batch, I did a blackberry vodka, as well as a raspberry vodka. I haven't yet tried the raspberry one, but the blackberry was utterly delicious! And obviously the sour cherry vodka (see link in this post) is a total favorite!
    xo
    ET

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  21. When you make a drink with the cranberries, do you have to add more vodka? Kinda confused about that part.

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  22. These are great! Thank you so much for the idea. Can you tell me what size bottles you used shown in the picture above?

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  23. Oka I am making this tonight. Do I need to keep it in the fridge or is the kitchen counter okay. And how long will the blackberry vodka need to infuse? My local market just happens to have them onsale this week so I am going to try that too! I can not wait.

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  24. Do you have any recommendations for a drink to make with this vodka? Thought it would be cute to attach a tag with a cocktail on it to use the vodka in!

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  25. Some answers friends:
    Konnie: I haven't used the cranberries in a drink before, just the alcohol from it after it has been sitting in the cranberries for a while. So no, I don't add any more vodka to it. You could however, use the cranberries in a recipe I'm sure.....hmm.... that would be an idea to google...

    Anonymous: I'm pretty sure they where 1 litre bottles.

    Musiclvr: No you don't need to keep it in the fridge....actually in the sun is the best place, but make sure the bottles are sealed shut tightly. The hotter the location, the quicker the vodka will infuse. The Blackberry vodka will infuse much quicker than the cranberries because the outside if soft.....I would actually only leave it up to a month. And it is blackberry season, so load up! I think I might do the same. I hope it turns out :)

    Anonymous: I absolutely love it for crantini's, or google anything with cranberry juice, and substitute this for it. AND I love your tag idea!

    xoET

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  26. I am so going to do this! But I'm wondering, do you pour the vodka into a different container after it's infused or do you leave it with the fruit?

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  27. How many cranberries and how much vodka do you need?

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  28. Where do you find sour cherries to make the sour cherry vodka? I have never seen it fresh in this country but I have heard they have them in Michigan?

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  29. Can I just pour the vodka out of the pretty bottle it came in (special edition) and then pour it back in?

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  30. I have got to try this! Yum!!! What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  31. Lisa Hitzeman: You can leave the vodka in with the fruit, but make sure you have a closed jar when not in use. That's what I do. Although we tend to drink it so fast, there's not much time to worry about what to store it in ;)

    Anonymous: Depend on your jar. I used about 1/2 bag of cranberries (medium sized bag) and about 1/2 a 26 ounce bottle of vodka.

    Shahtsar: My husbands grandfather has a couple cherry trees in his backyard, so we're spoiled when it comes to that. However, check you local farmers markets, or grocery when they are in season (around fall). That would be your best bet.

    Gretchen: Abso-fricking-lutely!! That is a wonderful idea! I have seen a couple gorgeous vodka holiday bottles that just came out, and I would totally do that :) Great idea!!

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  32. I made this tonight! Can't wait to try it! :)

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  33. I found your blog on Pinterest and made these tonight for my two best friends for Christmas. I can't wait to try! I ran out of Cranberries though so I will have to make my batch tomorrow. **NOTE. I found some awesome bottles at The Container Store, they have several different sizes and are fairly inexpensive.

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  34. I found my bottles at Crate and Barrel, and they were fairly inexpensive.

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  35. As for other flavors, I have done an orange cranberry Vodka and all my friends said it was super yummy, I gave it as xmas gifts a couple of years ago.

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  36. how many limes did you peel for each bottle? Just one?

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  37. Great bottles, even better prices than Ikea! Just ordered some in anticipation of making this yummy beverage!

    http://www.specialtybottle.com/

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  38. Is it really difficult to reuse the bottles?

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    1. Nope, just throw away the fruit and wash the bottles out. I reuse mine all year round.
      xoe

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  39. Do you think this could work with Rum? I'm thinking Bacardi Silver.

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    1. It very well may! I'd give a whirl!
      xoe

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  40. this is just SO pretty :) And look too yummy :) Thank you for the idea! i`m making it today, for christmas!

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  41. Wondering if instead of an alcohol I could use anything non-alcoholic for the liquid or is that not feasible? It looks beautiful!

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  42. Made these yesterday and girlfriend loves the look of the cranberries and lime in the bottles. She has commented at least 6 times about them. :P Quick question though. Overnight, the cranberries no longer fill the bottle as theres about a half inch of space at the bottom now as well as the vodka level is down some. Is that normal / should I add more vodka? Thanks!

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  43. I just made a couple of bottles of this cranberry -lime vodka and it looks so pretty. I used frozen cranberries that i just bought bulk from the grocery store- will forzen cranberries still work for this vodka recipe? The colour of the vodka is already turing a bit pink- it looks so nice
    Hope it works

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  44. Do you have a recipe for the crantini's?!?!?!

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  45. I have the exact same question as JeepCrew!! I made mine a couple of days ago and the level of the liquid has already gone down so much... I'd love to see a photo of what yours looks like after a couple of days.

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  46. :) made 4 batches tonite with one 1 liter bottle of vodka and 2 bags of cranberries ... I found oil/vinegar bottles at world market that were only $2.99 and bought $1.99 airtight stoppers that double as pourers when opened. AWESOME! I used about half a lime for each bottle, and put the rind on the bottom so the cranberries sit on top ... this looks great too. Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe! :)

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  47. Hi All!!

    Okay to answer a few of your questions:

    1} First of all Orange Cranberry sound AMAZING! I am sooo making that one next time :)

    2} I used 1 full lime peel in each bottle.

    3} I think Rum would totally work, but I would do a warmer flavor such as the Orange Cranberry. I think it would go better than the lime. Just substitute an orange peel for the lime peel and that should do it :)

    4} I've never tried non-alcoholic liquid, but you could try a juice of some sort, but make sure to keep that in the fridge or it will spoil. And I would only steep it for a week or so. Let me know if you try it and how it works out :)

    5} Don't worry about the liquid going down a little. It's totally normal and actually a GOOD thing....means the alcohol is seeping into the cranberries and flavoring up nicely :) I just added a little extra vodka to my bottles the next day and then sealed it up again. Make sure it's airtight and then give it a good shake to mix it all up. That should do it!

    6} Yes, I do have a recipe for crantini's and because of the excellent response to this post, I'll go find it and post it next week. Stay tuned......

    Thanks everyone. Much love!!
    xoET

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  48. As my bottles sit I am noticing it turns to a pink color because of the cranberries ... (which is lovely), but now I am worrying it will make the limes look brownish by the time I give these as gifts. Thoughts?

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  49. When you say the bottles should be air tight, would bottles with cork stoppers work?

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    1. Yep, that would work great.
      xoe

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  50. Bottle idea - i reused some fancy juice bottles that had the same type of top - just drank the juice and washed off the labels!!

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  51. Love this idea! Just made a couple bottles for Christmas gifts and one for me. :) They look beautiful and I can't wait to try it!!

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  52. Just used mason jars for my infusion and they turned out super cute! I'm giving them to everyone for Xmas this year! Thank you so much!

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  53. Lastly, one more dumb question: How do you all drink/plan on drinking it? I'm thinking with soda water?

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  54. Thanks for posting! Made a couple bottles and the vodka was amazing after just two weeks. My husband does not even like cranberries, but was going nuts over it. Mixed it with Fresca and it was absolute perfection. I think I will try other flavored infusions soon. Thanks again!

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    1. You're so very welcome! I'm happy that it turned out :)
      xoET

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  55. Thank you for sharing this! Made as gifts & got a great response. My friend mixed it with Sprite & said that the cranberries were great to eat too!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that! I was hoping that everyone liked it as much as I did!
      xoET

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    2. Was curious what size bottles you used in the above picture? Also do you give them as a gift with the cranberries still in it, or do you drain the infused vodka out and put it in a bottle? thanks

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  56. What a great idea! I would love to make some of these and experiment with the flavors. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  57. AnonymousJuly 16, 2012

    Could you use fresh pomegranate seeds in place of the cranberries?

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  58. hmmmm, i have a huge bottle of lime flavored vodka that i absolutely hate. I am going to pour it over the cranberries and sugar to see if that will make it better...thanks!

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  59. I was lucky enough to find bottles at a store called OLD TIME POTTERY. They have packages of three together for $6!!! This is the cheapest I have found. This is a great idea and I have already made 3 different kinds including blueberry/lemon! Can't wait to try and plan on making for Xmas !!!

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    1. Thank you, found the bottles too. Now I am anxious to get started...will make great gifts.

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  60. I got great bottles at The container store, $4.99 each

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  61. I'm curious about using the fresh pomegranate seeds as well!

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    1. This sounds delicious.

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  62. How long can you leave the bottles.....if they are left for 3 months would it cause a problem.

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    1. No problem at all. It's how long I keep mine on the counter for. No need to refrigerate either.
      xoe

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  63. Im wondering the same as above, I made some todayand was hoping it would last until Christmas? Should I put it in the firdge/freezer after a month or so of infusing?

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    1. Not to worry, it will last to Christmas and will be very tasty :)
      No need to refrigerate....I just leave mine on the counter. Super easy.
      xoe

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  64. I used cranberries and a vanilla bean for our Christmas bottles. It was divine!

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  65. I was wondering if I could use any other fruit. It's a little hard to find cranberries in India :(

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  66. Can you use cork top bottles?

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    1. Yes, anything that will seal.
      xoe

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  67. I love this recipe and the bottles look so pretty. I actually found them online at www.eBottles.com!

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  68. LOvely idea, must try it, but what do you do with the cranberries? it seems a shame to just use the vodka.....

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  69. Thank-You!! I have sour cherry bushes that produce profusely and this looks like a great way to use the excess. Can't wait for spring now!!!

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  70. You can use the fruit on ice cream or blend it into a smoothie. Just remember this is not a smoothie you can take in the car and definitely do nit drink and drive!

    To make the smoothie: blend some of the fruit with about 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, about 1/2 - 1 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Add milk or water and ice as needed to get the consistency you want. Taste and add sugar to taste.

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    1. I would add the ice first, then milk or water to thin as needed. You could use cranberry juice or orange juice instead of milk or water.

      And the cranberry lime vodka looks really good! I'll have to try this! Vodka'cranberry is one of my favorite mixes

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  71. How about the Sour Cherry Vodka recipe?

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  72. I'm so doing this for Christmas, they look super cute and fancy.....think I will use the vodka infused cranberries to make cran sauce for Christmas dinner this year :)

    Going to try a blueberry one too :)

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  73. How do you seal it?

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  74. About what is the sugar ratio?

    As for other fruits, there is a book called Luscious Liqueurs which is chock full of ideas.

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  75. Not only does it sound yummy, but it looks so pretty! I'll be hoping to find some cute bottles like that when I go to the store. If I can't find them I guess I can go all hillbilly and put them in mason jars :)

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  76. This article totally just made some of my Christmas shopping a little easier! I mean, who doesn't like a nice bottle of flavored alcohol paired with some cocktail glasses as a nice little gift basket? Thank you!

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  77. colleen in EdmontonNovember 01, 2012

    I make an apple liquor with crabapples, sugar and vodka.....same idea as this, and it, too, is absoutely DELICIOUS! Gonna try making the cranberry-lime now!

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  78. I did this today and wanted to give them as Christmas gifts. It will be just at the 2 month mark. Will it go bad or do need to give it as a Thanksgiving gift. I would hate to have them go bad if they don't drink it that week. By the way it was fun and easy to do. They turned out really pretty.

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  79. Is that an 8.5 oz bottle or 12 oz bottle?
    I'm making ten of these for people for Christmas! Can't wait :) :)

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  80. Do you leave all those cranberries and lime in the bottle? It seems like there isn't much room for the Vodka. When you pour it don't they either fall out or plug the opening. Just curious because I plan on making it and I want to do it right. It looks yummy!

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    1. Yes, leave the fruit in the bottles so the flavor gets infused. Also, some of the fruit will soak up the vodka so in a day or so, add some more of that vodka ;)
      xoe

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  81. Thank you so much for the great Christmas gift idea, I can't wait to start infusing and experimenting!! My one question is if I use a 1 liter bottle how much sugar do I add? I'm worried about not putting the right amount! Also, if I try other flavors like blueberry/lemon or blackberry do I still add the sugar? Thanks :)
    Kaylin

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  82. I was just wondering how long it stayed pretty. If I made them tonight would they still look pretty for Christmas?

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  83. I know what I'll be giving for Christmas

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  84. Made 2 bottles a couple weeks ago. Tasted it tonight and it was a little bitter so I added some more sugar. This is a great gift idea! I made 5 more bottles tonight for gifts and used about 1/3 whipped vodka (so it's a little sweeter) and 2/3 regular vodka. Found my bottles at Ross for $1.99
    Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Great idea with the whipped vodka!
      xoe

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  85. How long will this stay fresh after the 2 weeks to 2 months of infusing?
    Does it have to stay in the frig or room temp?

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    1. I leave them at room temperature for well over 2 months and as long as the fruit is covered with the vodka and the bottle is sealed they will be fine.
      Enjoy!
      xoe

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  86. I'm going to try mine with Gin. I've been drinking Gin, Tonic water and cranberry juice with a squeeze of lime. So I think the cranberry and lime infused Gin will go great!

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  87. Just put my first batch on the kitchen windowsill. Pricking the berries was easy. I just used a toothpick. Cannot wait to see how delicious it is! I'm gluten free, so this is perfect for me. I'm also making a batch of gluten free vanilla vodka. I only use potato vodka. I always have a signature cocktail at every party, so crantini's will be perfect! Thanks so much for posting the recipe.

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  88. I made 6 bottles the other night using bottles with stoppers from Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50108908/ I'm noticing that each day the vodka has gone down, even though the bottles are sealed tight. Is the vodka evaporating or are the cranberries absorbing it?

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    1. Not to worry. The liquid gets absorbed by the cranberries and it always goes down You can open them up and add a little more vodka if you really want, but it's not necessary :)
      xoe

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  89. Love this idea! Made them last night and will be passing them out to friends hosting Christmas parties this season- they look great- thanks for the creative ideas!

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  90. how many oz is the bottle in your picture

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  91. Can you poke the cranberries the night before??

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  92. I just bought these same bottles at crate and barrel for only 4.95 each and 4.99 shipping for all, got them today and they are perfect for this vodka for gifts. They also had a package of 6 flat snowman sponges, use like a gift tag, that I can tie on the bottle with a ribbon.

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  93. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I've made six bottles for gifts and they look great!

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  94. I'm doing mine right now! I'm pretty excited about it as they look adorable and Christmas-y and I think they'll make fantastic gifts. I was going to ask a few questions but these comments and replies answered them all! Hooray! I also really liked some of the other ideas on here, partticularly the orange and vanilla beans. I see a pattern developing in my life...
    Also, I got bottles that look the same as in your picture at our local grain store in the canning section. They were $2.79 each which I thought was pretty reasonable.

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  95. Love these for gift ideas. Can you tell me how many ounces the jars are ? I am trying to find some, on line that are similar in size/shape.

    Thanks
    Allison

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  96. Not sure if this has been mentioned but use frozen berries when making your fruit vodka, saves you a huge job of making the skins split (poking the fruit with a pin/needle) before adding to the vodka!

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  97. Do you think this would work the same with recycled whickey bottles? We try to recycle when we can. I bought the cranberries yesterday and can't wait to give it a try.

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  98. Just made 2 bottles. It took almost 3 bags of cranberries. I had large bottles, got them from Crate and Barrel. $4.95 each, no shipping and extra % off. I believe the bottles were 33 oz. each.

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  99. I found 1 liter bottles made in Italy at The Christmas Tree shop for $1.99. It took about 1 lb of cranberries to fill them. Can't wait!!!!

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  100. How much vodka do you end up with? It doesn't seem like much once you fill up the bottle with all those cranberries and lime.

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  101. Are the lime rinds supposed to change color or are my bottles maybe not sealed enough?

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    1. I too am wondering the same thing. What type of jars did you use? I used mason jars, and my rinds turned color after just a few days.

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  102. Someone mentioned using frozen. Has anyone tried this? If frozen, you don't need to poke? Will it add extra water to the drink?

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    1. When it comes to infusing alcohol with citrus fruits, freezing the skin will break apart the oils and make the infusing process be much shorter.

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  103. I am also wondering about using frozen cranberries... And will the taste get stronger/bitter if you leave the berries and lime zest in?
    Otherwise lovely idea and thank you for the tip!
    - cecilia

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  104. Consider all the extra sugar, wouldn't you say that this is more like a strong liqueur rather than liquor vodka?

    Given that most of the volume of the bottle is taken up by the fruit, this one might work best as a pretty home decoration.

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  105. My family has been making cranberry vodka for years....never thought to add limes or other citrus-great idea though and my next project. I have always frozen the cranberries first then mixed with the sugar and vodka in a mason jar and left in the cupboard for a few weeks. It turns out great every time...usually just let it sit for a few weeks and mix up every couple of days.

    As for putting it in things, we put it in just about anything...sprite and fresca are amazing if you want something simple. We've also been known to add it to our mimosas Christmas morning. Delicious!

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  106. I made five bottles the day after Thanksgiving...nice pink Color but the cranberries and limes look pretty rough after almost four weeks. I plan to give them for Xmas but am thinking of "freshening" up the bottles by replacing the fruit...anyone else done this?

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    1. Yes, I have actually done this as well. Spruces things up a bit as the fruit will brown from the alcohol over time.
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  107. Is this also you? It's almost word for word but it looked different than I had remembered your post to be.

    http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/10079107/cranberry-lime-vodka/

    My son and I made this for little gifts this year and it's so pretty! I'm very tempted to keep at least one for myself. :)

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    1. No, that's not me and it does appear that they used my recipe. I do see a link back to my site though, so it's all good. Thank you for sharing and I totally think you should keep one for yourself!
      xoe

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  108. LOVE this idea! Where did you get your jar from? Can't wait to make some of these for Christmas.

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  109. Hi, I just tried this yesterday and I just went to shake it for the day and it's already cranberry color and the level of cranberries sunk already. Is that normal or should I be worried?

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    1. No, that's totally normal! I just add a little more vodka to top it up after a day or so.
      xoe

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  110. Can you eat the cranberries

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    1. Yes, I think you could, but they may be bitter and taste of vodka [however, that sounds kinda good too!]. Maybe try cooking them a little with some sugar and eat them over a dessert?!
      xoe

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  111. Oh my gosh you have a hit here! I made and the next day noticed the lime peel was not that fresh green color
    Anymore--any ideas on how to fix this? The bottles are sealed tightly...

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    1. Unfortunately, the lime green color will fade over time. However, the good news is it still tastes great!
      xoe

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  112. I just made this for my daughter for Christmas as she is a lover of Vodka/cran/lime when she indulges! What a beautiful presentation, so festive! I wish I had come across this sooner. I would have made alot more for friends! (Next year). I also made homemade Baileys this year (which was very simple, and a hit)! It's so nice to make things for people. Gifts like these are always much more appreciated! Thanks for posting and helping us come up with something fun and creative as gifts! Happy Holidays!

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  114. sounds so yummy - I'm going to scavenge for bottles during the summer and make it up for the holidays! A great summer drink is to do it with fresh pineapple. just cut it up in a big pickle jar and fill with cheap vodka for 5 or weeks, strain into a pretty bottle and keep in the fridge for company or relaxing on the patio!. Yum!!

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  115. AnonymousJune 30, 2013

    Do you just put the lime rinds in it and not the limes?

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    1. Yes, just the rinds. Gives it just a hint of citrus.
      xoe

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  116. use beer bottles, then you arent purchasing just recyling

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  117. keep it refrigerated?

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    1. No Need. Just keep it sealed tight.
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  118. You can go to any local thrift store and get cute, unique glass jars with lids for very cheap. I think it's the best way to go. I actually tried this recipe out last night and am waiting for it to be ready! Can't wait to taste it. If all goes well, my friends will all be receiving a bottle for Christmas :)

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  119. I just made 4 batches! They look so pretty! So excited to gift these (I'm going to keep one for myself :)) Thanks for the idea!

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  120. Got my baled bottles from Crate & Barrel. Bought both large & small. Used a fork (& elisted the hubby) to poke the cranberries. I used organic limes & cranberries just to be sure. I like Sobeski(sp?) vodka & it seems to work well. Am delivering them to my best girlfriends tomorrow to get them through the rest of the cookie making, gift wrapping etc. Thanks so much.

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  121. If I plan on making 6 bottles, about this size, how many bags of cranberries, how many bottles of vodka etc. Great idea!

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  122. Love this idea!! I am making these this year for family. I found bottles similar to this at World Market today. :)

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  123. I always give homemade gifts for Christmas! This will definitely be a big hit! May need to make some for our Thanksgiving festivities. Thank you for the great idea!

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