Ruby Red Cranberry Cabernet Syrup

This syrup is so simple and full of festive flavor! I poured a generous amount over cubed pound cake, but it would also be great with pancakes, ice cream or even oatmeal (zest up that everyday favorite breakfast food!).


  • 1 lb cranberries, chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp cabernet or merlot
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice


Combine cranberries, water, sugar, wine and salt in a medium saucepan.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for about 10 minutes. The mixture will be a deep red color.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve. I used a larger sieve and a coffee filter, but this took a while. Try not to agitate the berries while they strain. Stir in the lemon juice.

Serve! (I told you it was fast)