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Cranberry Liqueur

1 lb cranberries
4 cups superfine sugar, divided
1 cup water
3 cups 80 proof vodka


Combine cranberries with 2 cups sugar. Add water and boil 4-5 minutes until skins start to pop. Remove from heat and cool. Put in a mixing jar, add vodka and shake vigorously. Cover and leave to infuse at least 7 days, shaking or stirring occasionally. Pour thru a coarse strainer and discard berries. Let rest 3-4 days. Without shaking the jar, decant only the clear liquor into another jar, leaving white residue in the original jar. The white residue can be put thru a paper strainer (I use an unbleached coffee filter) until liquid is clear; add the strained liquor to the already decanted liqueur. Combine liqueur with 2 more cups of sugar and shake vigorously until sugar is absorbed. Let clear overnight and bottle.

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