I had no idea that it was so easy to make a Cranberry Juice Cocktail like you buy in the grocery store. I got the recipe for this Cranberry Juice Cocktail from The Settlement Cookbook and changed it up a bit. I used a cranberry juice concentrate and Trader Vic's Rock Candy Syrup, which was a little faster, then all of the cooking and it came out really good. It's way better then what you get from the grocery store.
Cranberry Juice Cocktail from The Settlement Cookbook
3/4 cup Knudsen's Concentrated Cranberry Juice (health food store)
1 1/2 cups Trader Vic's Rock Candy Syrup (liquor store)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
5 cups of water
Pour concentrated cranberry juice, rock candy syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and water into a large pitcher.
Stir well and Serve over Ice
Makes approximately 8 8 oz servings
Can you believe how easy that was to make? I couldn't and it was so good. I love this cookbook. It is full of fancy little tips and recipes. It is called The Way To A Man's Heart The Settlement Cookbook by Mrs. Simon Kandor copyright 1947. It's one of the books I received from my Aunt and I am loving the recipes that I am getting from it. For some reason I half the time just assume that You have to buy something premade. It is so helpful, to know I can do it myself. Next week, I am going to share the original recipe using cranberries to make this drink. We'll see how that comes out.
I hope that you like this recipe. I always love hearing from you.