Notes from Jerry for making the Cranberry Liquor Base:
Here’s the tough part: Take one pound of cranberries (preferably organic) and, using a pin, poke a hole in each and every one, dropping them into a gallon container as you work. (Some people skip this step, but it doesn’t taste right to me.) Cover the berries completely with sugar, and toss in a cinnamon stick or two. Cover tightly and sit in a cool dark place for a couple of months. Test-taste it, and if it’s not great, add more sugar if needed and just sit it for a while longer.