Spiced orange, raisin and cranberry vodka

Spiced orange, raisin and cranberry vodka
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  • Time icon Prepare in 20 minutes and marinate for 2 weeks

This easy spiced vodka recipe contains all the fruity flavours of Christmas, marinated in booze – irresistible!


  • Zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 300g plump Californian raisins
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 150g dried cranberries
  • 350ml bottle vodka


  1. Put all the ingredients into a large Kilner jar, secure tightly and shake well. Leave for two weeks to allow the flavours to develop. Strain through a very fine sieve into a jug, then pour into a bottle. Decorate the bottle with a label and a ribbon.
  2. To give as a gift, wrap the bottle and 2 shot glasses in coloured cellophane and tie with a bow. Keeps for 1 month.


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  1. Don’t discard the dried fruit after straining them – bake them into a (very boozy) cheesecake – a great festive dessert. Serve some of the spiced vodka to accompany it

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