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tiny vintage stemmed glasses full of cranberry vodka next to a large glass bottle and smaller bottles also full of it.
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Homemade Cranberry Vodka Recipe

Cranberry Vodka is a great way to add some fun to your home bar! Easy to make with sugar, cranberry juice and vodka and takes less than an hour! A perfect base for holiday cocktails it will be the hit of your next festive party!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time40 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cocktail, cranberry, cranberry cocktail, cranberry vodka, holiday cocktail, homemade, liquor, liquour, vodka, vodka cocktail
Servings: 17 2 ounce servings
Calories: 146kcal
Cost: $5-10


  • medium saucepan
  • wire whisk
  • air tight glass bottle for storage
  • mixing bowl with spout or a funnel


  • 1.5 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups vodka


  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, pour in the cranberry juice cocktail.
  • Add in the sugar, and whisk.
  • Continue whisking. The sugar will eventually dissolve.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Once at a boil, lower heat to medium.
  • Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the liquid starts to thicken and has the consistency of syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Measure out 2 cups of vodka from the bottle. Place in a large bowl with a spout (to make it easier to pour into the bottle- or have a funnel handy).
  • Add in the cranberry syrup. Whisk well to blend.
  • Transfer to large air tight glass bottle or smaller glass bottles that are also air tight.
  • Enjoy!



See post above for detailed notes on:
-using real or frozen cranberries
-how long it will last
-best ways to store homemade vodka
-types of vodka and cranberry juice to use
-gifting ideas and more!


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg