I’ve made quite a few homemade vodka infusions over the years. They’re an easy way to create a custom vodka flavor that you can use to make your own signature cocktails. They’re also great gifts, when you want to give friends and family something homemade besides a batch of cookies! Two flavors I love are my Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka (which makes a delicious holiday cocktail) and the Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka I made for Craftsy. The latter vodka is the base for all of the amazing holiday cocktails pictured above! This Trio of Festive Orange-Cranberry Cocktails makes great use of that delicious homemade vodka in a series of cocktails that is perfect for holiday entertaining and ringing in the new year! The recipes are featured on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) and include an Orange Cranberry Cosmo, Winter Sangria and a Cranberry Moscow Mule. I can’t pick a favorite because I enjoy them all, but I have to say that this colorful twist on a Moscow Mule is always a huge hit at parties because the regular drink is so popular these days.
So, skip the champagne this year and try something a little different at your next celebration. Any one of these drinks is going to help end the year on a good note and create wonderful memories to start 2015!