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Festive Spiced Cranberry & Orange Vodka

My festive spiced cranberry and orange vodka makes the perfect warming drink for Christmas. Beautifully balanced with winter fruit and aromatic spices, it's a great way to impress your guests on cosy nights in. Equally good made with gin, rather than vodka. 
Servings: 20 25ml shots
Prep Time15 mins
infusion time10 d
Total Time10 d 15 mins


  • 200 g cranberries
  • zest of 1 orange - wide strips
  • 2 cm cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 segments of a star anise
  • 150 g sugar
  • 450 ml vodka


  • Prick the cranberries with a fork or freeze them so the skins break.
  • Place the cranberries, sugar, spices and orange zest in a wide-necked preserving jar.
  • Top up with a reasonable (but not premium) vodka or dry London gin,
  • Seal and give a good shake every day until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Leave for at least six weeks if you can (although it is more than drinkable after 10 days); the longer the better, as the drink will become smoother with time.
  • Strain and bottle. Again, the drink will become smoother if you can leave it for a few weeks.


Nutritional Information
  • This recipe is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: cocktails, Spiced Cranberry and Orange Vodka, vodka