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Cranberry Beverage Syrup Recipe

Cranberry Beverage Syrup Recipe

"This makes enough punch for many parties," assures Carolyn Zimmerman of Fairbury, Illinois. Her convenient recipe creates a syrup you can refrigerate or freeze, then stir into four different refreshing thirst-quenchers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 pounds fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT FOR CRANBERRY COOLER:
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR CRAN-APPLE DRINK:
  • 2 cups apple juice, chilled
  • 2 cups club soda, chilled
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR CRANBERRY-LEMON SPARKLE:
  • 1-1/2 quarts cold water
  • 1-1/2 quarts ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR CRANBERRY TEA:
  • 2 cups club soda, chilled
  • 2 cups iced tea, chilled

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, bring the water, cranberries, sugar and cinnamon to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until berries pop. Mash slightly with a potato masher; simmer 5 minutes longer.
  • 2. Strain and discard pulp and cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate syrup in 2-cup portions for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before using. Yield: 5 batches (about 10 cups total).
  • 3. To prepare Cranberry Cooler: In a pitcher, combine 2 cups cranberry syrup and ginger ale. Serve over ice. Yield: 6 servings.
  • 4. To prepare Cran-Apple Drink: In a pitcher, combine 2 cups cranberry syrup, apple juice and club soda. Serve over ice. Yield: 6 servings.
  • 5. To prepare Cranberry-Lemonade Sparkle: In a punch bowl, combine water, ginger ale, 4 cups cranberry syrup and lemonade concentrate. Serve over ice. Yield: 18-20 servings.
  • 6. To prepare Cranberry Tea: In a pitcher, combine 2 cups cranberry syrup, club soda and iced tea. Serve over ice. Yield: 6 servings. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 210 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, trace protein.