1 pound fresh
or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or 1
vanilla bean, split
2 oranges, peels cut into 2-inch
1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
1 bottle tonic
Lime slices, for garnish
cranberries, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Place pan over
medium heat and stir. Simmer cranberry mixture until the berries
burst, about 5 to 6 minutes.
peels in a large glass container with an airtight lid, or large mason
jars with lids. Pour vodka over the orange peels.
cranberry mixture to cool. Pour the cooled mixture into the glass
container(s). Cover tightly and set aside for 1 week. After 1 week,
strain out the cranberries sand orange peels and pour mixture into a
clean bottle, using a funnel. Store vodka in the refrigerator.
To serve: Pour 2
ounces of vodka mixture over ice in a tall glass and top with tonic
water. Garnish with a slice of lime.