1 cup of water
12 oz. bag of cranberries
3 cups of vodka
Mix the sugar and water together and heat til the the sugar dissolves making a simple syrup. Cool completely. In a food processor chop the cranberries and add to the simple syrup. Stir in the vodka and place mixture in clean glass jars secured with a lid. Store in a dark, cool place for 3 weeks, shaking the mixture every day. Strain the liquid through a cheese cloth and pour liquid into small bottles or glass jars. The cranberry liqueur can be stored in refrigerator on counter at room temperature for up to a year. Use in Cranberry Cosmopolitans below.
Place ice in a martini shaker and add ½ cup Cranberry Liqueur, ¼ cup Cointreau, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. Shake and shimmey and pour into 2 martini glass. Top with sugared cranberries( recipe to follow)