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Rye Whiskey Cranberries


½ cup white sugar

1 cinnamon stick

1 vanilla bean (cut lengthwise)

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

½ cup of water

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

2 cups rye whiskey


  1. Combine all ingredients except for cranberries and whiskey into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  2. Add cranberries and reduce heat to simmer for 5-10 minutes but don’t overcook as the cranberries will burst.
  3. Take off heat and add whiskey.  Let cool.
  4. Once cool, transfer into to a tight-fitting glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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