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.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

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.
<p>Do you think a portion (maybe half) of the sugar can be replaced by an artificial sweetener, maybe after the cooking stage? </p>
<p>I think if you did not want the candied cranberries as a side effect you could replace all the sugar with an artificial sweetener. Or you could try like you said cooking the cranberries in a smaller amount of simple syrup and sweetening to taste later with an artificial sweetener. </p>
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.
Good work!

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