Total Time
3 Hours
Yield
Serves 8 (Makes 5 1/2 cups)
Photo: Amy Dickerson; Styling: Joni Noe

How to Make It

Step 1

Put honey and 1/2 cup water in a small pot over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in orange juice, 1/4 cup cranberry juice, the lemon juice, cardamom, and cinnamon. Simmer 20 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Strain into a small bowl and let cool.

Step 2

In a pitcher, combine syrup, remaining 1/2 cup cranberry juice, and the rose water with 4 1/2 cups cold water. Add orange slices and cranberries; stir. Chill at least 3 hours and up to 5.

Step 3

To serve, add a couple of ice cubes to each glass and pour in sharbat.

Chef's Notes

*Find rose water at well-stocked grocery stores, Middle Eastern markets, and online. Different brands vary in strength, so start with the smaller amount and taste to see if you like it.

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