How To Make Homemade Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is a tart and tangy beverage that can be enjoyed on its own or used as a mixer in cocktails.
- 3 cups Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
- 3 cups Water
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
- ½ cup orange juice optional
Start with fresh or frozen cranberries. If using fresh berries, make sure to wash them thoroughly.
Place the cranberries in a saucepan and add water to cover. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the cranberries have burst.
Use a wooden spoon to mash the cranberries.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a pitcher or jar.
Sweeten to taste with honey, maple syrup, or sugar. You can also add a splash of orange juice for additional flavor.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
- You can also add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice for an additional citrus flavor.
Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.2mg