Sunday, December 25, 2005

Brandy's dandy

Here's the product of this year's holiday craft binge: cranberry and pomegranate cordials. I mixed the liquor; Scott made the labels.

The recipe is simple, and comes courtesy of Molly W.: 6 cups cheap red wine, 5 cups sugar, one bag of cranberries. Simmer together until cranberries pop. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for a few days to let berries steep. Strain, stir in 3 cups brandy, then bottle.

For the pomegranate mix, I used white wine, a mix of POM juice and fruit, and a little less sugar. Unfortunately, I wasn't measuring as I did this, so you'll have to wing that one.

Merry Christmas everyone!

4 comments:

Mona said...

Those look great! What a fun idea. Merry Christmas to you too!! I'm already kinda sad it's 12/26...

Mona said...

Amy-do you eat Italian? Desperate for a great Italian place in SF. My fam is taking me to the airport tomorrow and we want a good classic Italian place to eat. Let me know if you get this.

amytraverso said...

Yes! The two places I'd recommend are Delfina on 18th St. in the Mission and Incanto on Church St. in Noe Valley. You'll want to try to get reservations at either one, since they tend to be pretty booked, though Incanto's usually a little easier to get into. Sorry I'm going to miss you out there. Have a great time!

Mimi said...

Will definitely try the cranberry cordial. Please let me know how long it will keep. Must it be refrigerated? Thanks!