Cranberry Spritzer

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

Yield:

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

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

Preparation

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.

Cover and freeze until firm.

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

Note:

Christmas with Southern Living 2004

May 2004
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