So tasty hot and out of the pot.....the recipe says to wait a day to taste.....so it must get better. Tart and sweet at the same time with just the right spices. Using the leftover brine with sparkling water is just fantastic. I was put off at first with the use of the word brine, so I will just say leftover liquid. I can't wait to find a million uses for this stuff!!!! When I made this I only had 15 total oz of cranberries left, so I punted.