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Cranberry Liqueur

Total Time 1 hr


  • Medium saucepan
  • Cheesecloth
  • Air tight storage container


  • 2 cups Vanilla Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Vodka
  • 1/2 pack Fresh cranberries about 6 oz. by weight
  • 1 Vanilla bean


  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Add the cranberries and the vanilla bean (split), and cook on low for 20 minutes. Kill the heat and let cool to room temperature, then strain through cheesecloth (this will be a slow process). Add the vodka to the resulting liquid.
  • Store in an airtight container for two weeks, then strain through cheesecloth a second time to get rid of excess pectin from the cranberries. It’ll look like gelatin — don’t worry, it’s not harmful. Let the result age for another two weeks, and it’s good to go.
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