This beautiful, festive liqueur is a delicious for sipping by itself or as a cocktail mixer. It makes a great holiday gift.
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 cups whole-berry cranberry sauce, canned or homemade (for recipe go to www.TheYummyLife.com/recipes/34)
zest of 1 lime
3 cups Vodka
--In sauce pan, heat water and sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and liquid is clear--approx. 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cranberry sauce and let cool completely. --Add cranberry sauce mixture and lime zest to a sterile jar with a tight fitting lid. (A 2 quart jar works well.) Add Vodka and stir well. Cover and store in cool, dark place or refrigerator for 4 days. Flip jar over, or give it a stir every day. --After 4 days, line a fine wire strainer with cheesecloth. Pour mixture through strainer. Repeat, if necessary, to remove and discard all cranberry solid residue. Liquid should be clear red. Pour into sterile bottles or jars. Store in cool, dark place or refrigerator.