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4 bottles of various heights filled with burgundy liquid on a silver tray and a tag that says believe

Homemade Cranberry Liqueur

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  • Yield: About 3 Quarts 1x




6 cups inexpensive Merlot or Shiraz

5 cups granulated sugar

1 bag fresh or frozen cranberries

3 cups brandy



In a large non-reactive pot bring wine, sugar and cranberries to a simmer. Cook until the cranberries start to pop. Then turn off the stove, remove from heat and let the cranberries cool in the pan. After the cranberries cool to room temperature, pour the cranberry wine mixture into a pitcher, let steep for 2-4 days.

After 2-4 days, strain the mixture in a fine mesh sieve and stir in the brandy.  Pour into decorative bottles to share or to keep to enjoy. Cordial lasts 6 months.


Recipe from New England Today


You can also use the cranberries as a boozy topping on ice cream. Do not serve to children.

  • Author: Elizabeth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Category: Liqueur