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For the cranberry simple syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
  • Splash of vanilla extract

For the Cranberry Tangerine Fizzy

  • 1 Tangerine quartered
  • 2-3 tablespoons or to taste Cranberry simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Seltzer I found this terrific Cranberry Lime Seltzer, but plain is fine
  • Cranberries for garnish


Cranberry simple syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, water, sugar, and vanilla extract. Give it a quick stir and bring to a boil over medium/high heat (watch it or it will boil over). Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst (youâ??ll hear them. Itâ??s so cool), soften, and wrinkle a bit. Remove from heat and allow it to come to room temperature (cranberries and all). Strain the cranberries, pressing down on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the cranberries or save for cheesecake topping. Pour into a glass container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Makes about 2 cups of simple syrup.

For the Cranberry Tangerine Fizzy:

  • To an 8 ounce glass, add the quartered tangerines and cranberry simple syrup. Muddle with a muddler or back of a wooden spoon until the tangerine slices are very fragrant and release their liquid. Add ice over the tangerine/simple syrup mixture and top with seltzer. Give it a quick stir and garnish with cranberries, if desired.