I know that everyone, and their brother (at least in the United States), is cooking up a storm this week. So, I decided to steer clear of anything that might involve using a stove, but that would still qualify as seasonally appropriate and festive. I found the idea on Pinterest (of course) and have had success with similar projects/recipes in the past. The pin I found was for Cranberry Lime Vodka, this is one of Gwen’s favorite drinks, so it seemed like a great plan!
First I gathered my supplies…
Then I washed the 2 bags of cranberries. After they were clean, I punctured the individual cranberries and put them in the carafe I chose for the final product. I used the sharp end of a wine opener and the pointy side of a vegetable peeler.
I chose to add the lime peel at even intervals throughout the bottle. I used a peeler to remove the skin, but not too much of the pith, from one of the 3 limes and put it into the carafe.
Then I added more cranberries, and lime peel until I reached the fill line on the bottle. At which point I added the vodka. Gwen is partial to Absolut, but you can use any brand of vodka.
Once it was full, I put the lid on and labeled the bottle.
Within 24 hour the vodka had turned a great cranberry color, and taken on a nice hint of lime.