Holiday Party Host Gift: Christmas Vodka

On the first night of Hanukkah, we went to an awesome Christmas party and I, a total non-drinker, brought my own infused vodka. It made it all the more fun. The party was at a friend’s newly renovated apartment that I couldn’t help but drool at their gorgeous and open outside-the-city-sized kitchen including the farm-style sink and chef’s stovetop.

To celebrate the occasion, we brought our home-infused very merry cranberry lime vodka. It was a big hit (even with the non-drinker ahem,) and the only thing I would have done differently was make much more of it!



  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbs of sugar
  • Vodka

  1. Peel the rind of the lime.
  2. Poke a hole in each cranberry (I used one prong of a fork).
  3. Drop each cranberry into your empty bottle or jar. Drop pieces of lime rind alternatively throughout the layers of cranberry. Fill to the top.
  4. Add the sugar.
  5. Using a funnel fill the bottle with as much vodka as can fit. Seal the top of the bottle/jar. Leave in a dark place for 7 days.

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  1. I’m making this after the holidays!

  2. Help………..
    Can’t find any bottles.
    Have been to $$Store, Bed Bath and Beyond, Joanne’s,
    Pier 1, Walmart and Ace Hardware. I know I’ve seen them,
    but now no where to be found. Want ther ones like you wuse.
    Thanks, Pat

  3. How do you serve it? Just over the rocks? Thanks!

  4. YUM!! It looks like you fill the bottle about half full of cranberries…is that too much?

    • loveumadly says:

      I actually filled it to the top with cranberries. Yes, it was a lot but I think it looks the prettiest this way. However, you don’t get all that much vodka in there so I’d make a few bottles for a party next time. The vodka-soaked cranberries are delish too though!

  5. Does it need to be stored in the fridge, or can it stay on the counter? How long does it keep for?


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