What you need:
- 1 bag fresh cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 split vanilla bean
Mix first three ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stir well. Continue to stir simmering mixture until the berries burst, about 5 minutes.
Divide half of the berry mixture between two large mason jars (800 ml.).
Pour enough vodka in the jars to cover the cranberries. Allow the jars to hangout/party/mingle in your fridge for 1 week.
Strain out the cranberries and store cranberry vodka in the refrigerator. Save the cranberry mash to garnish drinks... or just eat it (but beware it's completely saturated with alcohol).
Here's a great recipe for madras using cranberry vodka.
- 1 1/2 ounces cranberry vodka
- 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1 cherry