A Feast of Cranberries: Low-Sugar Cranberry Drinks

Cool down with this sweet and tart sumery drink


| November/December 1999



 Makes about 51/2 cups 

Commercial cranberry cocktail contains roughly 25 percent cranberry and about 12 to 15 percent sugar. This recipe has about half the sugar. It tastes as pleasant as commercial drinks, and because it contains much more pulp, it may offer more of whole cranberries’ healthy nutrients.

See variations below for hot cranberry punch or cold ­cranberry spritzers.

• 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
• 4 cups water
• 1/3 cup sugar

1. Rinse and drain the berries and simmer with 1 cup of water until the berries pop.

2. Add the sugar and simmer just until dissolved.





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