Can you add cranberry juice to a deep fry batter?

Long story short, I dont sleep and I want a 4am cooking idea verified, would replacing vodka with a mixture of vodka and cranberry juice ruin a deep fry batter, or would it be okay, the recipe is from binging with babish deep fried burger video on youtube
½ cup corn starch

½ cup all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

¾ cup lager beer

¼ cup vodka

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Nancy April 19, 2020
Agree with Philip and was going to write the same.
I don't think the cranberry juice will give much flavor or texture improvement to the batter when fried.
But if you have leftover cranberry juice and want to use it on a deep fried hamburger, as in this recipe, I would poach some fruit it in and use as garnish to contrast with other more savory garnishes.
 
PhillipBrandon April 18, 2020
I think the point of the vodka there is that it vaporizes quickly aerating the batter/crust. Cranberry juice is largely water (never my favorite thing to add to hot oil) and sugar which will brown faster. I don't think you'd be left with much cranberry flavor in the end.
 
Alec S. April 19, 2020
Thinking about it that makes sense thank you
 
Alec S. April 17, 2020
As crazy as it sounds, a spicy burger, like I said 4am idea, not necessarily good
 
HalfPint April 17, 2020
What are you trying to deep fry? Cranberry juice is so acidic. Why is it there?
 
Alec S. April 17, 2020
As crazy as it sounds, a spicy burger, like I said 4am idea, not necessarily good
 
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