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Cranberry Cordial

Source: 
Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival Recipes 1997; Lorraine Carr

Ingredients

3 cups fresh cranberries
zest of orange
2 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups vodka

Method

In saucepan over medium heat, combine first five ingredients. Cook stirring occasionally, until sugar melts and berries pop. Reduce heat to low simmer 10 minutes. Cool. Remove cinnamon stick.

Pour into large jar along with vodka. Store in refrigerator one month, stirring or shaking once or twice a week. Strain through sieve before serving.

Note: A few berries strained from the vodka can be used to garnish pudding or ice cream.