I’ve never been a big fan of vodka. It has the flavour profile of nothing with a splash of regret. Yet there always seems to be a bottle of it in the cupboard under our stairs. I try and use it up by flavouring it with anything seasonal I can get my grubby paws on. This cranberry vodka is so pretty and festive. And you only need three things.
Sterilise a 1ltr preserving jar and set to one side. In a large saucepan add 200gr caster sugar with a splash of water and put over a high heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and add in 300gr fresh cranberries that have been washed. Stir and turn them over through the sugar until the skins start to split a little. You want to keep them as whole as possible and definitely don’t want them to cook down into mush. Pour into your sterilised jar and pour in 500ml vodka. Shake well and it’ll be good to go in about a week.