Sparkling Cranberry Cordial

by Pamela

Sparkling Cranberry Cordial

This cranberry cordial might be the best of the cranberry recipes from the season. It’s sweet tart flavor adds to bubbles, liquors, and club soda beautifully. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those leftover cranberries that may be hanging around in your fridge.

Cranberry recipes fly around left and right at Thanksgiving, but definitely start to slow down around Christmas, but why should they? Those tart red berries are perfect for the rest of the holidays.

A refreshing cranberry cordial

A cranberry cordial recipe, like this one, is so easy to make you might find yourself making up a big batch for some last minute gift giving beyond your actual serving of the liquid gold. This is a non-alcoholic cranberry cordial recipe (I like to pick the alcohol I want to add it to as the mood strikes me). That means it doesn’t take days to make…only minutes.

As far as cranberry recipes go, this is a really easy one – five ingredients (excluding water) and your done. Oh, and you even get a secondary product from this recipe. After you’re done straining the cranberry cordial you end up with cranberry chutney of sorts. It’s delicious in yogurt, oatmeal or just served alongside some chicken or turkey. No waste!

A sweet tart cranberry cordial recipe

Basically, this cordial is a cranberry concentrate that you can add to lots of different beverages to give them a sweet tart flavor. I’ve been adding it to lemonade, club soda, Prosecco,  and my favorite Manhattan recipe. I’ve even added a splash to a salad vinaigrette I was whipping up one night.

So break out those cute bottles and make up a batch of this tart sweet cranberry cordial and hand out a little more Christmas cheer.

Sparkling Cranberry Cordial
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This cranberry cordial might be the best of the cranberry recipes from the season. It's sweet tart flavor adds to bubbles and liquors so beautifully.
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1½ cups
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Cranberries
  • 8 Ounces Sugar
  • Zest From ½ Orange
  • Juice From ½ Orange
  • 1 Teaspoon Grated Fresh Ginger
  1. Drop the cranberries into a medium sized pan along with the sugar, zest, juice and grated ginger.
  2. Heat over a low heat for 10 mins and mash everything until smooth and syrupy.
  3. Rub the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and into a clean pan.
  4. Add 10 ounces of water to the pan and stir to combine.
  5. Bring this mixture to a boil for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  7. Pour into covered bottles and chill.
This will keep for about 1 month in the refrigerator.


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