What started as a food blog has morphed into more or less a personal journal. My marriage, my parenting, my life journey is as likely to appear now as my kitchen work... but there's more than one way to feed a family.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I remembered this recipe from last Christmas season on a friend's Facebook page. I never got around to it that winter, but I asked her to post again and I've got a batch brewing as we speak.
Cranberry Cordial 2 lbs. (8 cups) fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped 6 c. sugar 1 liter light rum
In a gallon jar, combine berries, sugar and rum and gently stir or shake to combine.
Store in a cool, dark place for 3-6 weeks, gently shaking every day. (I found it took several shakings to completely dissolve the sugar.)
Strain the berries. Don't throw them away! Serve them over ice cream or use them in other recipes.
Strain again through cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove all the seeds.
Serve. Or pour into decorative corked bottles to give as gifts.
I'm interested to see how this turns out, as I've never made it before. I didn't get it started in time to serve at any Christmas soiree, but I always entertain at New Years, so that's the plan.
I've also been mulling over starting a batch of Kombucha. Have you ever made it? Maybe I'll start it soon, so that I'll have one jug of 'booch and one of hooch!