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Vanilla Sugar, made simply by placing a split vanilla bean in sugar, makes a sweet coating on the glass rims. It should be made several weeks before you plan to use it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cool:
30 mins
freeze:
3 days
Servings:
8
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Cranberry Martini

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  • To make cranberry-flavored vodka, in a 1-1/2-quart saucepan combine 1 cup cranberries, 1 cup granulated sugar, and water. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Continue to cook just until cranberries start to burst. Remove from heat, cool 30 minutes. Strain cranberry mixture, reserving cranberries and liquid. In a large glass pitcher, combine vodka, reserved strained cranberries, and 2/3 cup of the reserved liquid (discard remaining liquid). Cover and freeze for 3 days.

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  • Strain cranberries out of vodka; discard cranberries (you should have about 4 cups vodka mixture). If desired, place some Vanilla Sugar on a small plate. Dip rims of eight martini glasses in water and in Vanilla Sugar to coat rims; set aside.

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  • Place ice cubes in a martini shaker. For four drinks, add 2 cups vodka mixture; shake. Strain into four of the prepared glasses; repeat. If desired, garnish with additional cranberries threaded onto small skewers. Makes 8 drinks.

Nutrition Facts (Cranberry Martini)

296 calories; total fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1mg; potassium 1mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 0g; protein 0g; vitamin a 0IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 0mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 0mg; iron 0mg.

Vanilla Sugar

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  • Fill a quart jar with sugar. Place both halves of vanilla bean in sugar. Secure lid and store in a cool dry place several weeks before using.

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