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Festive Spiced Cranberry & Orange Vodka
Prep Time
15 mins
infusion time
10 d
Total Time
10 d 15 mins

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. 

Course: Drink
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: cocktails, Spiced Cranberry and Orange Vodka, vodka
Servings: 20 25ml shots
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 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
  1. Prick the cranberries with a fork or freeze them so the skins break.

  2. Place the cranberries, sugar, spices and orange zest in a wide-necked preserving jar.

  3. Top up with a reasonable (but not premium) vodka or dry London gin,

  4. Seal and give a good shake every day until the sugar has dissolved.

  5. 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.

  6. Strain and bottle. Again, the drink will become smoother if you can leave it for a few weeks.

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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Festive Spiced Cranberry & Orange Vodka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.