This is the first time I have made a Cordial.
I wanted to make a Cranberry Cordial last year, to serve for the Holidays but
I didn’t realize you needed to let it sit for a few months before enjoying….so on to this year!
I knew if I started the Cordial now (August) it would definitely be ready for the Holidays.
In my freezer I had a zip lock baggie with 1 1/2 bags (one full 12 oz bag plus 1/2 of a 12 oz bag)
of cranberries and 2 cups of rhubarb….
It’s always a good idea to write the quantity on bag…
All I needed was the Vodka.
The rhubarb and cranberries were frozen so I partially thawed them.
This made chopping a lot easier.
In 6 weeks I will post an update as to the “Cordial process” and
when it’s ready to serve in December,
I’ll write a post and a review, along with a few “after” photos.
fresh or frozen cranberries, partially thawed if frozen
diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, partially thawed if frozen
6 1/2 cups
6 1/2 cups
- If you have access to a food processor, mince the cranberries and rhubarb to a fine pulp. Otherwise use a pastry blender or food chopper and coarsely chop the cranberries and rhubarb. Leave some cranberries whole, if desired. Put cranberries and rhubarb in a large glass jar.
- Add sugar, vodka and water. Stir. Cover tightly and set in a dark place at room temperature for at least 3-6 months.
- Before serving, strain cordial. Strain through double thickness of cheesecloth. Discard fruit.
- Store cordial in a jar or decorative bottle with a tight fitting top.
Turn on some Christmas music..
Nibble on Hors d’oeuvres and
Sip a glass of this delicious cordial..
While you trim the tree~
I served this Delicious Cranberry Rhubarb Cordial on Thanksgiving.
The color is gorgeous and
the taste is reminiscent of cherry cough syrup…
a very strong cherry cough syrup….
But in a good way.
It is definitely a sipper..
It can be served warm also….
This cordial turned out different, unique and delicious.
A wonderful festive holiday “sipper”