Recipes - Cranberry-Ginger Spritz

Cranberry-Ginger Spritz

Cranberry Ginger Spritz (Progressive Farmer image by Rachel Johnson)

CRANBERRY-GINGER SPRITZ

Don't know what to do with leftover cranberries? Try this syrup for sodas or cocktails.

MAKES: 1 COCKTAIL

Cranberry-Ginger Syrup:

1/2 cup fresh chopped ginger (peel removed)

1 cup fresh or frozen whole cranberries

1 cup sugar

1â??1/2 cups water

1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.

2. Lower heat to a simmer; cook 15 minutes or until berries break down and syrup is thick and glossy.

3. Strain out solids.

4. Store in an airtight container up to a month.

Cocktail:

1 tablespoon cranberry-ginger syrup

8 ounces ginger beer

1 ounce vodka (optional)

Fresh cranberries for garnish

Fresh rosemary for garnish

1. Fill a tall glass with ice; pour in Cranberry-Ginger Syrup.

2. Top with ginger beer and vodka (if desired).

3. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary.

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