Fresh Cranberry Mocktail

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Fresh Cranberry Mocktail

Rather than using the “Fresh Cranberry Sauce” in this recipe for the drink, you could substitute some of the syrup from our BigLittleMeals Brandied and Baked Cranberries recipe.  Because it’s more intense, use only 1/2 oz of the cranberry syrup and then top with 2 1/2 oz of orange juice and then tonic water. It will still be a mocktail, since most of the alcohol content will have been lost in the long-baking process.

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

  • 10 – 12 oz package of fresh cranberries
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c water
In a medium sized saucepan add the cranberries, sugar and water and simmer over medium heat.
After 5 minutes, cover the pan with the lid as the berries begin to burst. Turn off the heat, allow them to cool.
Grind them in a blender and strain it to collect the smooth fresh cranberry sauce. (you’ll need to use a big spoon to press and stir the mixture to force it through the strainer.  The result will be a thick mixture – not syrupy)

For the Holiday Cranberry Mocktail

  • 1 oz strained fresh cranberry sauce (see above)
  • 2 oz fresh orange juice 
  • tonic water – or sparkling water (which will be less sweet)
  • mint leaves – for garnish
  • lemon or lime slices – for garnish
  • fresh cranberries – for garnish

Pour 1 oz of cranberry syrup into each glass, followed by ice cubes.

Pour 2 oz of fresh orange juice and then top it with the desired amount of tonic water.

Garnish with cranberries and mint leaves.

Recipe brought to you by BigLittleMeals.com and Andy and Ann.

 

 

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