I totally over-bought cranberries at Thanksgiving.  I was at Sam’s club and I threw the giant economy size into my cart.  I don’t know what I was thinking!  Anyways, I’ve had these cranberries in my refrigerator and wasn’t sure what to do with them.

I finally decided that I would try making juice out of them.  I love cranberry juice and I thought freshly made cranberry juice would be delicious.  I pureed the berries in the blender with some honey and water.  The result was very fresh and delicious and I love the flavor that the honey gave to the juice.  If you don’t care for honey, you could also sweeten it with agave nectar, which has a more neutral flavor.  Either way it’s very tasty and WAY better that any cranberry juice cocktail that you buy at the store!

DIY Cranberry Juice

  • fresh cranberries
  • honey
  • water

Put desired amount of cranberries in blender.  Add desired amount of  honey.   I started with about 1/4 cup and kept adding honey until it was sweet enough for me.  The total amount of honey I used was about 3/4 cup for a juice that’s fairly tart.  Cover with water.

Blend until completely pureed.

Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.

Put strained puree back into blender and cover with water.  Blend again for a couple of minutes and strain into bowl once more.  Taste juice and add more honey if necessary.  Pour juice into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator.


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