Do you love the tart cranberries?
I absolutely love anything to do with cranberries. Usually, have them brewed for tea, make a bit of jam or an add in a hand full to roasting pumpkins. So yumm.
Of late, I have taken a fancy to a brew of freeze-dried berries from a Russian recipe. It was a pure coincidence to find a recipe when I had a handful of beautiful cranberries.
This simple recipe is one of the best if you have frozen cranberries and it is just perfect for summer. Spice it up if you like with a bit of cinnamon and cardamom for a amazing aroma. But, I love the basic one.
The whole idea of simmering and releasing the pectin from the cranberries to give a silky feel to the drink should be not restricted to the recipe books. I have used freeze-dried cranberries for this recipe and they are my all time favourite
There we go..now we have something for the year round with cranberries than just a Thanksgiving style Cranberry sauce.
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Read on more about the health benefits and fads of cranberry in our recipe for the cranberry tea.
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Since the alphabet C is on for this month on A-Z recipe challenge, it was the perfect opportunity to tackle this tart fruit.
A-Z recipe challenge is a group of hardworking bloggers who have come together to showcase the various ingredients based on alphabetical order. It is a fun and evolving concept where each of us discovers new ingredients or new uses based on the region we are in, the season and more. Watch out for our collection on my space on Instagram or Facebook by the end of the month. So long then…enjoy your drink.
A tart silky mocktail
- 500 g cranberries
- 2.5 l drinking water
- Pulse the freeze-dried cranberries into a coarse powder. Wrap the powder in a cheesecloth and immerse in a saucepan with 2.5 litres of water.
- Bring this up to a slow boil for about 10 minutes.
- Simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Cool and remove the cheese cloth.
- Sweeten if desired and serve warm for winter and chilled for summer.
If using fresh cranberries or frozen, squeeze the pulp first and add it back to the simmered liquid for an even more silky feel of the mocktail.
Serving: 250gSodium: 6mgSugar: 2gFiber: 2gPotassium: 43mgCalories: 23kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gSaturated Fat: 0.01gFat: 0.1gProtein: 0.2gCarbohydrates: 6g
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