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Cranberry Cordial

Published: October 1, 2012
cranberry cordial drink recipe
Photo by John & Tanya Bäck
To allow the flavors of this drink to fully develop, plan on making it one month before you intend to serve it. Make it in mid-October to enjoy it during your Thanksgiving. Then, after waking up from your turkey coma, mix up another batch for a Christmas encore. Makes 6 servings.

3    cups fresh cranberries
      Zest of orange
2½ cups sugar
¼   cup orange juice
1    cinnamon stick
2    cups vodka

1. In saucepan over medium heat, combine first five ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar melts and berries pop. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Cool. Remove cinnamon stick.

Pour into large jar along with vodka. Store in refrigerator one month, stirring or shaking once or twice a week. Strain through sieve before serving.

Note: A few berries strained from the vodka can be used to garnish pudding or ice cream.

Source: Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival Recipes 1997
Lorraine Carr; Courtesy Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association

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