This year we did a lot of homemade gifts and this was my favorite out of all of them. Homemade cranberry lime vodka. Looks so festive and really a great gift. It wasn’t too difficult, just slightly time consuming (you have to poke holes in every single cranberry.) Very happy with the way it turned out though!
You will need:
- glass bottles with stoppers (these are the ones we used)
- limes (just the skin)
- a funnel
Step 1- poke two holes in each cranberry (EVERY SINGLE ONE). I did this step using a toothpick.
Step 2- cut 2 medium sized pieces off of the lime rhine.
Step 3- put the cranberries in the (clean) bottle, one by one, and add the lime rhine. [I used 2-3 2inch pieces of lime skin (that sounds really weird, no?)]
Step 4- pour about 2 tablespoons of sugar through the funnel into the bottle.
Step 5- pour vodka over the top of the cranberries and limes.
Step 6- close the bottle stopper and store for at least 2 weeks before drinking. Hint- the longer you let it sit the sweeter it will get.
Step 7- drink and enjoy. OR attach some drink recipes and a cute note and give as a gift!
I found a lime crantini recipe and a cranberry lime spritzer recipe that I attached with ours. I also noted on our gifts that if the bottles were retured, we would make them another batch next year. I hope it was tasty!
recipe adapted from: here.
Happy Friday & have a blessed weekend!