Cranberry Ginger Lemon Drink

Cool, Healthy and Refreshing 🙂

This drink does not last long around here! 

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2 cups of Cranberries

2 Lemons

1 inch of Ginger

1/2 cup honey or sugar

4 quarts water

1/4 tsp. bread yeast

Fill large pot with the water and 2 cups of cranberries. Grate the zest of the two lemons  into the pot, and in a reserved bowl, juice the lemons. Bring the pot of water, cranberries and zest to a simmer. Grate into the pot 1 inch pc. of ginger. Add honey or sugar. Simmer for 30 mins. (This gives you 30 mins. to check out our other favorite recipes 😉 ).

Take off simmer. Stir and squish the berries to be sure to get as much juice and flavor out. Skim out all the zest, ginger, and berry skins. (note: I save this to flavor some home-made chicken soup 🙂 very yummy).

Next, return to simmering and  add the reserved lemon juice. Sprinkle the yeast in the pot and allow to bubble. Stir in. ( I’m told this will create the bubbles like in sodas but it’s never happened for me?? However, I do like the hint of flavor it does add to the drink).

Finally, using a funnel, bottle the liquid. (I use quart canning jars for this, but any heavy glass with screw tops will work). Place jars in a warm place and allow to ferment. Bubbles will begin as yeast works. Check after 24 to 48 hrs. The longer it sits; the stronger ginger flavor you will get. When it’s ready, refrigerate to slow down the process.

Enjoy!

Quenching that Thirst!

note: the image is a tad bright…the drink is a little darker.

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About Mammy Oaklee

A wife, mother, grand-mother, farmer and wrinkly ol' writer, who's finally got some roots planted in 'The Heart of the BottomsUP 2/3 Acre.' A born and raised city-chick, who found many'a smiles where her heart had always longed to be, in the country. Digging in as close to the beginning of creations, and finding wonderment with a smile. I live my life as a rollar-coaster adventure, and always adding new dreams as old ones are full-filled. Of course, I write about it all!
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