I gave this a try, since it looked and sounded so yummy. It lived up to it's reputation! I thoroughly enjoyed sharing it at a birthday celebration with friends. Everyone who tried it thought it was delicious! I loved it with 1/2 gingerale and 1/2 club soda, but it was wonderful on it's own as well. Thanks for posting, I'll be making this one again and again!
January 10: So far, this gets 5 stars for ease of preparation. With no fuss or muss, the jars are on a shelf in the cellar, waiting for time to work its magic. I'll report back when the three weeks are up. February 4: I have now strained out the cranberries and then strained the liquid twice. The result is a very clear, very deep red liquid, thinner than most liqueur/cordials. The taste is superior--there's no harshness and it is not overly sweet. This is wonderful as a cordial (and so pretty in the little crystal cordial glasses) and fabulous as the base for a cranberry martini/cosmopolitan sort of cocktail. Thanks, Redsie! UPDATE: Now, December 2007, this is so refined and elegant--almost like a cranberry cognac. It keeps getting better--but we are now almost out so it's time to start the process again.
Cheers! Hoping you all have a happy turkey day. ohhhh okay, now where's my lipstick? I need to freshen up before the Indians arrive...
I have been making this every fall for the past 6 years & it is AMAZING! Love it...perfect holiday treat & beautiful color as well. I use only 1 cup sugar & it's still got just enough sweetness.
*edit* just tasted this again and it is even better than the first time, I love this! this is so good and I look forward to seeing how much better it would be in 2 weeks, I plan on making more in the next couple of days, this is perfect for the holidays and I can see using this as a mixer for different drinks also thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten :)
You're my culinary hero! I love cranberries! I can't wait to try this one. Perfect timing, too. It will be a hit at New Year's Eve. Thanks for posting and I'll be back to rate.
i love making this as it's so easy. makes great gifts and they think you worked your fingers to the bone. lol chef 249610