Cranberry-Wine Aperitif

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

Yield: Makes 7 cups; 8 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 328
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g
  • Sodium: 10mg


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


  1. 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. 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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