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Cranberry-Wine Aperitif

Yield Makes 7 cups; 8 servings
Notes: Make at least 1 week ahead; flavor and color intensify with 3 to 4 weeks' storage.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh or thawed frozen
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded orange peel
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 bottles (750 ml. each) Chardonnay

Nutrition Information

  • calories 328
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.2 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 53 g
  • sodium 10 mg

How to Make It

  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.

  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.