Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Leftover Cranberries?

Laura Breck
I'm a cranberry fiend! I love them in any form; jeweled cranberries at Thanksgiving, cranberry chutney on crackers for an appetizer, and even the dried craisins from the natural food co-op.

When hubby saw this recipe in an old family cookbook, he knew we'd have to try it. We made it last night in a clear jar, and it's going to sit on the sideboard all Thanksgiving day as a guaranteed conversation starter.

Cranberry Cordial


2 packages (12 oz each) cranberries, chopped
4 cups sugar
3 cups vodka


Mix all ingredients in 2-quart jar or crock. Cover tightly and let stand at room temperature 2 weeks, stirring mixture or inverting jar every day.

Strain, pour cordial into bottles and seal. Serve well chilled or over craced ice.

Makes 5 cups cordial.

Cookbook says: After straining cordial, cranberries can be used with water to make an ice ring for a holiday punch.
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Wow, it's been a long time since I made an ice ring!

I'll let you know in a couple weeks if the cordial turns out.

Do you have a favorite cocktail or beverage recipe that you make during the holidays?

Have a great Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it), and a very lovely week!
~Smart Women ~Sexy Men ~Seductive Romance
Laura Breck
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Margo Hoornstra said...


My kind of recipe. Relatively easy and fool proof. One we'll have to try.

Jannine Gallant said...

I'm not much of a drinker (I know - what's wrong with me!) but this sounds so easy and pretty to look at. Can't wait to hear how it tastes.