© John Kernick
Active Time
N/A
Total Time
30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 3 cups

Pour this pretty, sweet-tart syrup over cheesecake, pancakes, whipped ricotta or baked meringue, or stir it into a cocktail. Slideshow: Gifts for the Cocktail Connoisseur

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, water and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is bright red, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 2    

Strain the syrup through a fine sieve set over a heatproof bowl, without pressing; reserve the solids for another use. Stir in the lemon juice. Let the syrup cool completely, then funnel it into glass bottles and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Shake before serving.

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