Okay, so first of all I am very upset with Martha, yes the Martha Stewart. I followed her recipe to make a cranberry cordial, only after 25 days the sugar still hadn't dissolved in the vodka, crushed cranberries, and sugar mixture. After reading in a couple of other cookbooks (not Martha's, as I am so through with her!), I noticed with other cordials that the berries were cooked and smashed then added to the vodka and sugar. So, again, redneck or genius, below is my (and my mom's) version of a double boiler, as I did not have one. As a side note, when we added the cranberries the first time, we overflowed the water in the pan below, making the flame very large under it. On to another burner to let that one rest and recover. lol I am heating it to dissolve the sugar and then will strain to put into containers to drink when I feel like it, which can be pretty much any time of the day, as hey, it is five o'clock somewhere, right?!!!
Anyway, will keep you posted. The cranberries have heated up and I am now going to smash them some more, strain the liquid into jars and perhaps drink the whole lot. Will blog again when I have come to. :) Later!