Cranberry & Clementine Sparkler
Recipe type: Drink (non alcoholic)
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Serves: 4
A sweet, sparkling mocktail, perfect for pregnant ladies during the festive season. If your guests are of a more alcoholic persuasion, top with prosecco instead of fizzy water. This recipe makes more cordial than you will need.
For the cranberry cordial
  • 400g cranberries
  • 200g sugar
  • 200ml water
  • squeeze lemon juice
For the sparkler
  • 4 tbsp cranberry cordial
  • juice from 8 clementines
  • sparkling water
  1. To make the cranberry cordial, combine the cranberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 6 - 8 minutes, without stirring, until the liquid is ruby red and some of the fruit has burst. Be careful not to cook the cranberries too long - they contain a lot of pectin and can easily end up as jam.
  2. Strain the cranberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl or jug, without pressing down on. Reserve the cranberry pulp for another use (it's delicious stirred into porridge). Transfer the cordial into a sterilized bottle or jar and leave to cool completely. Place four champagne glasses in the freezer to chill.
  3. To make the sparklers, pour one tablespoon cooled cordial into the bottom of each champagne glass. Divide the clementine juice between the glasses then top with sparkling water (or prosecco if your guests are drinking alcohol). The cordial will keep in the fridge for at least two weeks.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at