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Cranberry Orange Coolers

Adapted from Everyday Food + Everyday Food

Yields about 2 cups of simple syrup

 

Ingredients:

 

For simple syrup:

2 ¼ fresh cranberries (or frozen)

Rind/peel of 1 orange

1 ½ cups sugar

1 ½ cups water

 

For 1 ‘grown up’ cooler:

3 Tablespoons of Cranberry Orange simply syrup

2 teaspoons of fresh squeezed orange juice

1 ½ oz vodka

Seltzer to taste

Twist of lime

 

For 1 ‘kiddie’ cooler:

¼ cup of cranberry orange simple syrup

4 oz of lemon lime soda

 

Directions:

 

For simple syrup: In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, orange peel, sugar, and water to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries are tender - about 10 minutes. Let the syrup cool, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the orange peel, but save the cranberries and serve them over ice cream or yogurt. Store syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

For ‘grown up’ coolers:

Fill a glass with ice and pour in cranberry orange simple syrup. Top with orange juice, vodka and seltzer to taste. Garnish with a twist of lime.

 

For ‘kiddie’ coolers:

Fill a glass with ice and pour in cranberry orange simple syrup and top with lemon lime soda.

 

Enjoy!

 

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