Low Bush Cranberry Refresher

by Miche Genest

Low Bush Cranberry Refresher
Suzanne samples and approves

 

Low Bush Cranberry Refresher

1 cup (250 mL) low bush cranberries, fresh or frozen
¼ cup (60 mL) Uncle Berwyn’s Pure Yukon Birch Syrup
4 cups (1 L) cold water
4 juniper berries
2 tsp (10 mL) crab apple sugar

In a wide glass or plastic bowl, mash the berries with a fork to release their juices. (Wear an apron; the juices can squirt.) Whisk the syrup and water together and pour over the berries. Add juniper berries and crab apple sugar. Cover with cheesecloth and store on the back of the counter, out of direct sunlight. Stir frequently. After five or six days, strain, reserving cranberries for baking, and transfer to a re-sealable glass jar. Store in the fridge.