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Cranberry Spritzer

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This festive sparkling holiday beverage is made with fresh cranberries, orange juice and ginger ale or seltzer and garnished with fresh rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Ginger ale or seltzer

How to Make It

  1. Combine water and cranberries in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil 8 to 10 minutes or until skins pop. Remove from heat. Process cranberries, in batches, in a food processor until coarsely pureed. Press pureed cranberries through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Add sugar and remaining 4 ingredients to cranberry puree, stirring until sugar dissolves.

  2. Cover and freeze until firm.

  3. To serve, remove from freezer and thaw. Mix with ginger ale or seltzer.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004