Holiday in a bottle, Cranberry Simple Syrup is easy to make! A fantastic homemade hostess gift or to use yourself for some Christmas cheer.
A bottle of this flavored simple syrup would make an excellent inexpensive gift for neighbors, friends, gift exchanges. I had these bottles from my Grandma but I found similar ones on Amazon, but they also have so many other fun options!
Cranberry Simple Syrup
- I love to use orange zest in mine, you could also use lemon. Neither is absolutely necessary, recipe work just as well without.
- This can become very thick, if that happens simply add a small amount of water and shake it up to thin out.
- Recipe calls for course chopped fresh cranberries, chopping little round things with a knife ends up making me angry chasing cranberries all over the counter and floor so I put mine in my food processor for a couple of whirls – just don’t puree them!
If you’re a peppermint kind of Christmas flavor person, try my Peppermint Syrup!
Cranberry Simple Syrup
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1½ cups water
- zest from one orange
- 1 cup sugar
- Course chop the cranberries, I put mine in my small food processor for a couple of whirls
- Add the chopped cranberries, orange zest, and water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, once simmering turn down the heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes
- Once done simmering place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and carefully pour the cranberries into the strainer and stir around straining as much as you can - should have about a cup of juice - discard the cranberries
- Once strained add the sugar to the juice and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved - if it has cooled to much you can place back on the stove to heat up just till the sugar dissolves
- Allow to cool completely and place in your bottles or a ball jar. Keep in the refrigerator
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.
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