My sister actually developed this recipe. Reduced cranberries with oranges and cinnamon. I love it warm, but it’s wonderful cold too. Not to mention the smell as it simmers on the stove, cinnamon-cranberry bliss! It’s a refreshing change from heavy hot chocolate. It’s also very easy to make in large batches, and keep for parties, or later in the week. You can serve this as soon as it’s reduced, but the flavors deepen if you let it sit overnight. You may need to adjust some of the flavors after you let it simmer too. Just taste, add some sugar if needed, or maybe more orange juice.
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
6 cups water
3 cinnamon sticks (or 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon)
1 orange, cut into 4ths
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup orange juice (about 2 oranges)
Combine everything, except the 1/4 cup orange juice with 6 cups water. Bring everything to a boil, boil for 10 minutes. Cover and let simmer for 1 hour. Add sugar if needed (it depends on how sweet your cranberries are), and the 1/4 cup orange juice.
Let sit overnight before serving. Serve hot or cold.