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How To Make Cranberry Soda!

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There aren't enough ways to enjoy cranberries during the holiday season.  Why must these awesome berries be relinquished to jellies, relishes, and cranberry juice cocktail *Shudder*?  Well no more now when you feel parched you can reach for an amazing glass of cranberry soda.  Much like a sip of dandelion wine can transport you to summers past cranberry soda can transport you to winters past.
 
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Step 1: Gather your ingredients

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Here are the ingredients.
  • 2 Navel oranges
  • 2 Bags of cranberries (Approximately 680 grams)
  • 4 Cups Sugar (800 grams)
  • 4 Cups Water (0.95 liters) for boiling
  • More water for soda
Pretty Simple.

Step 2: Tools

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Here are tools needed.

Prep Tools
  • Medium sized pot
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Appropriately sized mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • SPOON!
  • Storage jar for candied cranberries
  • Stove top(not pictured)
  • Refrigerator
Soda Making Tools
  • Mit Fizz (Carbonator Based on  this Instructable  by  member letsapocalypso)
  • Ball Lock Connector to soda bottle adapter
  • Funnel
  • Empty 2 liter soda bottle
  • Awesome alien sticker (optional)
Now lets get to making soda!

Step 3: Wash the Fruit

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Before we can get to capturing the essence of cranberries we must wash the cranberries and oranges.  So wash the oranges and dump the cranberries into the strainer to give them a good hosing down.

Step 4: Cut the Oranges

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Next using the knife and cutting board cut each of the oranges into 8 even pieces.  I do this by cutting the orange in half and then cutting each half into quarters.  Once you have the oranges cut up drop them in the pot and grab your berries.

Step 5: Add the rest of the ingredients.

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Now that you have a lovely pot of no doubt perfect orange wedges it is time to add the rest of the ingredients.  Grab your strainer full of berries and dump them in.  Next add the 4 cups (800g) of sugar.(It looks like fresh snow).  Finally add the water.  Now lets head to the stove.
nanaverm2 years ago
Wonderful recipe and ideas. Can't wait for Fall and fresh cranberry season to try this!
What fun! Nice detailed explanation. Your photographer should submit the shots for the Instructables Photo Contest. I am heading to the fridge to throw out our cranberry juice cocktail drink. It just won't taste the same.
rimar20002 years ago
Good work!
TinkeringProductions (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thanks.