I was challenged to make a cocktail for a New Year’s Eve party. I accepted the challenge and made brandied cranberries! I served them with Prosecco, but you can also drink the cranberries in the brandied syrup. Both ways are delicious!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise pod
- 1 split vanilla bean
- 2 1/2 cups cranberries
- 1/2 cup brandy
- Bring the sugar and 3/4 cup water, cinnamon stick, star anise pod, and vanilla bean to a boil.
- Add the cranberries and cook for 3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup brandy.
- Let cool and refrigerate overnight.