November 29, 2016 – Tuesday

​Over the weekend, I was busy thinking, planning on what to give our friends for our upcoming Christmas Party and this year,  I want it to be more personalized,  so fortunately, thanks to Pinterest and Wanderlust,  I was able find this amazing home made gift. See instructions below on how to make…


If you’ve never tried a fresh cranberry vodka, here’s your chance! All you need is a bag of cranberries, a bottle of vodka, and a blender. For this recipe I’ve added homemade rosemary simple syrup to create a festive holiday cocktail!

9 hrPrep Time

5 minCook Time

9 hr, 5Total Time

  • 4 cups fresh cranberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish 
  • 8 ounce sparkling water
  • 4 cups ice 


  • Place the cranberries in the pitcher of a blender along with two cups of water. Blend on high until completely pureed with no large chunks remaining. Refrigerate overnight to infuse.
  • Strain the liquid from the cranberry mixture; you should collect two cups of juice.
  • Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil; boil until sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat and allow to cool. Remove rosemary sprigs and discard.
  • Return the pulp to the blender pitcher along with the cup of vodka. Blend well, strain, and mix the vodka with the collected juice to make three cups of liquid. Stir in the cooled rosemary syrup.
  • Divide the ice into eight 8-ounce rocks glasses (1/2 cup each). Top each glass with just shy of a 1/4 cup of the cranberry mix (3 and 3/4 ounces).
  • Top each glass with two ounces of sparkling water. Stir gently, garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs.


If you prefer to play bartender, you may keep each of the elements separate (cranberry juice, cranberry vodka, rosemary syrup) and mix up the drinks as needed. For each drink, use 2 ounces cranberry juice, 1 ounce cranberry vodka, 3/4 ounce rosemary syrup, and 1 ounce sparkling water.

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