Cranberry Cordial infuses cranberries with vodka and spices for a homemade holiday liqueur suitable for gift giving or sipping by the fire.
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
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Cranberry Cordial is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Cranberry Week. Each year we all get together to share some of our favorite cranberry recipes. And we’ve been doing this for years now.
It’s lots of fun and everyone gets to enjoy finding new and delicious ways to use up some cranberry ingredients.
My cranberry cordial is an alcoholic one so don’t expect the raspberry cordial of Anne of Green Gables or you might find yourself as tipsy as Anne after imbibing Marilla’s wine!
The flavor of this reminds me somewhat of sipping an old-fashioned. It ages very well and improves as it is stored. If you can make it last. Perhaps several batches are in order?
You can always give away some as Christmas gifts.
You can see the chopped cranberries have to sit in the vodka much the same way you would put fruits in vinegar to make fruit vinegars. These are best stored in a dark place. I like using a cupboard, in the back where they rest undisturbed.
Welcome to #CranberryWeek where we celebrate all things cranberry! We have 11 bloggers sharing over 25 recipes this week. There are sweets, savories, and even a few beverages this week. Make sure to follow #CranberryWeek on social media to see all the delicious recipes we’re sharing this week.
Monday’s Cranberry Recipes
- Cranberry Cornbread Muffins from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Cranberry Cordial from Palatable Pastime
- Cranberry Martini from Art of Natural Living
- Cranberry Pulipongal from Magical Ingredients
- Cranberry Sauce with Bourbon and Orange from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Fall Harvest Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Holiday Baked Brie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Rye Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Skillet Cranberry Sauce with Port from Shockingly Delicious
- White Chocolate Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones from The Spiffy Cookie
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- 2 1-quart canning jars with plastic lids
- 12 ounces fresh cranberries
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 4-inch cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup cranberry juice blend
- 1 cup Cointreau liqueur
- 3 cups vodka
- Chop cranberries in food processor (pulse) or by hand.
- Divide into two 1-quart canning jars.
- Stir sugar into cranberry juice in a small saucepan and add cinnamon sticks.
- Bring to boil, then remove from heat and pour over chopped cranberries in jars, adding two cinnamon sticks to each jar. Allow to cool completely.
- Add half cup Cointreau and 1-1/2 cups vodka to each jar and stir.
- Top with a plastic cap and place in a dark cupboard for one month, stirring every few days.
- Strain out the solids before using.
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That sounds so good and looks so pretty! I love the Cointreau in there, too. Yum!