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.

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Holiday Cranberry Syrup

Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Holiday Cranberry Syrup)

40 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 mg sodium. 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 IU vitamin a; 5 mg vitamin c; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Cranberry-Orange Martini

Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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Cranberry Champagne

Ingredients

Directions

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

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Cranberry Martini

Ingredients

Directions

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

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