I love cooking with spirits.
I love it so much, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve done it and the recipe I’ve made it with.
So, naturally, I had to make a recipe for it.
And I did.
Not just one, but three delicious meals.
But first, let’s talk about spirits.
If you’ve never had spirits before, they are a special kind of wine that are made from grapes.
When the grape juice comes out of the vine, it is known as a “vine-aged wine.”
When this juice comes back into the vine after being stored for a long time, the grape wine is called a “fermented wine.”
So when I was looking for a simple, healthy recipe to make, I figured, why not make it with spirits?
It’s a good idea to make this drink at least twice a week to get a full flavor, but I’m also going to give you the chance to make it at home.
Ingredients 1 pound whole grapes 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 1,5 oz. white wine (I used Chardonnay) 1 cup water 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup dried raspberries 1 cup blackberries 2 cups white vinegar 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Peel and slice the grapes.
In a saucepan, combine the kosher salt, sugar, and sugar.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved and the sugar is completely dissolved.
Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the mixture has reduced by half.
Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a large saucepan.
Add the wine and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the wine has reduced to 1 cup volume and is clear.
Pour the liquid into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add the cranberries, raspberry, and blackberries.
Bring to a slow boil over high heat.
Stir frequently, until cranberries are tender, about 30 seconds.
Lower the heat to medium and cook for another 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until all cranberries have fallen off.
Remove from the heat.
Add a splash of vinegar to taste and let the cranberry juices simmer for another 5 minutes or so. Serve.