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Holiday Cranberry Syrup

Holiday Cranberry Syrup

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  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Chill 3 hrs
  • Cook 30 mins

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Cranberries give this syrup its rich color and characteristic tang. Use the sugar mixture as a base for drinks or as a topper for ice cream, cake or pancakes. Give in decorative bottles for food gifts, along with the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 3/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  1. In medium saucepan, combine cranberry juice, cranberries, corn syrup and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Boil gently, uncovered, 30 to 40 minutes or until reduced to 2-1/2 cups.
  2. Pour syrup through a fine-mesh strainer or strainer lined with 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Discard cranberries. Cover and chill syrup at least 3 hours to cool completely or up to 1 week.

Cranberry Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Holiday Cranberry Syrup
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice cubes, Holiday Cranberry Syrup, vodka and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously; strain into a chilled martini glass.

Cranberry Champagne

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • Holiday Cranberry Syrup

Directions

  1. Using a champagne flute, add equal parts chilled champagne and Holiday Cranberry Syrup.

Cranberry-Orange Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Holiday Cranberry Syrup
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) orange juice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka

Directions

  1. Place Holiday Cranberry Syrup in the bottom of a chilled martini glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice cubes, orange juice and vodka. Cover and shake vigorously; slowly strain mixture into glass atop the syrup. Stir mixture gently once or twice to slightly blend layers. If you want a well blended drink, add the syrup to the cocktail shaker with the orange juice and vodka and increase ice cubes to 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

(Holiday Cranberry Syrup)

Servings Per Recipe 32, calcium (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 0, vit. C (mg) 5, pro. (g) 0, cal. (kcal) 40, sodium (mg) 9, iron (mg) 0, carb. (g) 10

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