Everyone’s crazy for cranberries during the holidays and why not? Their delicious sweetness complements just about everything- whether it’s classic cocktails or crowd pleasing appetizers. You can’t go wrong with cranberries!
Everyone’s crazy for cranberries during the holidays and why not? Their delicious sweetness complements just about everything from classic cocktails to crowd pleasing appetizers. You can’t go wrong with cranberries!
To make the sugared cranberries, dissolve equal parts sugar and boiling water, then pour over cranberries. Let them dry over a wire rack then roll in dry sugar until coated. These are also pretty on their own in a bowl, perfect for a dessert snack with coffee!
Cranberry is popular for Christmas and Thanksgiving, but it can also be used year round. If you want to incorporate red and green into your holiday decor, pair cranberry (red with pink undertones) with earthy greens, like sage or celery, for an updated take on the classic color combo.
Cranberry red is the ultimate fall color. This gender-neutral tone can look formal, casual, traditional or modern depending on how it's paired. Keep cranberry simple and understated by mixing it with greige or sand tones and accents of royal blue.
This heirloom bean dates to the 1800s, well after the Pilgrim era, but they represent the type of bean the Pilgrims grew. Vermont Cranberry beans can be used as a snap, shell or dry bean. This versatility in the cooking pot and long storage capability made beans a staple among early settlers.
Maybe you have time to make cranberry sauce from scratch (and if you do, we highly recommend you try Joanna Gaines' recipe), but you most likely don't have the time. Make a partially-homemade sauce by mixing fresh or frozen cranberries with a can of cranberry sauce. Garnish with orange peel for color contrast.
Combine the ginger beer and cranberry juice. Heat in a small saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave. Place the ginger beer and cranberry juice in a mug. Add the vodka and lime juice. Stir gently to combine.
Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh cranberries. Serve immediately.