Cranberry Orange Shrub
This slightly sweet, slightly tart fruity drink can be made as a mocktail or a cocktail, and is perfect for holiday gatherings.
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups cranberries
- ¾ cup sugar
- Strips of peeled zest from one orange
- ½ cup cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1 ounce 2 tablespoons Campari
- 2 bottles sparkling wine or sparkling cider
- 2 cups frozen cranberries
Place the water ,cranberries, sugar and orange zest in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and maintain a simmer until the cranberries have burst, about 7 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar and molasses. Refrigerate overnight, preferably for 24 hours. Strain out the cranberries and orange zest, pressing the solids in a strainer with a spoon to extract all of the liquid.
Place the frozen cranberries into a large pitcher. Transfer the chilled cranberry liquid to the pitcher and add the orange juice and Campari. Pour in the sparkling beverage of your choice and serve chilled.