The tart flavour of cranberry is the base for many classic cocktails such as the ‘Cosmopolitan’ and the ‘Americano’. The fruit of a low shrub or trailing vine, the cranberry favours acidic, boggy soil and cooler climates. Native Americans were the first to eat cranberries, so-called because the flower resembles the neck, head and bill of a crane. The USA and Canada are now the main cranberry producers.
Famed for their acidic, sweet flavour and pretty colour, cranberries are harvested in late Autumn. They have become a festive flavour associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas , when cranberry sauce is traditionally eaten as an accompaniment to roast turkey. Around 95% of cranberries are made into juice, sauce or sweetened dried cranberries. MONIN Cranberry syrup delivers the vibrant red of the berry and the perfect balance of tart and sweet for creating vibrant, taste bud-tingling cocktails, sodas, teas and martinis.