Cranberry Vodka Tonics

Cranberry Vodka Tonics

Photo by Heather S.

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  • 1

    pound fresh cranberries

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

  • 3

    cups vodka

  • 1

    liter tonic

  • Lime slices, for garnish


Combine the cranberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the vanilla extract or split vanilla bean and cook, stirring, until the cranberries burst, 5 to 6 minutes. Divide the cranberry mixture between 2 large mason jars. Divide the vodka between the jars. Cover and refrigerate for 1 week. Strain out the cranberries. Store the flavored vodka in a clean jar in the refrigerator. For each drink, pour 2 ounces cranberry vodka over ice in a tall glass; top with tonic. Garnish with a slice of lime.


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