These are great on their own, as a salad topping, or in cocktails. I love to make a Cranhattan using the brandy liquer the berries soak in. Just replace the sweet vermouth in with the soaking liquid, and garnish with the cranberries. —SideworkEnds
whole fresh canberries
brandy, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
In This Recipe
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, sugar, water, and one 1/4 cup of brandy. Simmer until cranberries split open (about 3-5 minutes).
Remove from heat and add remaining brandy. Allow to cool at least 2 hours before using.
The cranberries just get better the longer they sit in the syrup, so you can make these 3-5 days in advance. With all the sugar and alcohol in the recipe, these will keep well for about 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. But you’ll eat them before that, for sure.