Yield
Makes 7 cups; 8 servings

Notes: Make at least 1 week ahead; flavor and color intensify with 3 to 4 weeks' storage.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sort cranberries and discard soft or decayed fruit. Rinse berries and put in a 2- to 3-quart glass jar, crock, or bowl. Add peel, sugar, and wine; mix well.

Step 2

Cover and chill at least 1 week or up to a month; stir several times. Pour aperitif through a fine strainer into a pitcher, or return to jar. Serve cold. Reserve cranberry-orange peel mixture to dress up muffins and pancakes.

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