Cranberry Simple Syrup
Yield: ~1⅓ cups (325ml)
This simple syrup offers seasonal flair thanks to the flavor of cranberries and the vibrant red color they create. Use it for cocktails, mocktails, and other festive drinks.


  • 1 cup (8oz) water
  • 1 cup (192g) sugar
  • 1 cup (100g) cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 slices orange or clementine
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Add the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the cranberries are soft. (You will hear some of them pop as they split. This is fine.)

    Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool in the pan for approximately 20 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing lightly to extract the liquid.

    Transfer the syrup to a jar, and store in the refrigerator. The syrup will keep in an airtight container for several weeks.

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