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Cranberry Simple Syrup

If you can't get enough cranberries during the holiday season, this Cranberry Simple Syrup is for you! Use the syrup to add cranberry flavor to cocktails and mocktails or top yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream and so much more with it!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Drinks, Mixology, Simple Syrup Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 1 ¼ cup
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries


  • Put water, sugar, and cranberries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower heat and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes until cranberries have burst and mixture has thickened.
  • Strain mixture into a bowl, pressing down on the cranberries with a wooden spoon or spatula to extract as much juice as possible.
  • Keep syrup in bowl or pour into a mason jar and place in fridge to cool completely before using. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.

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