Leftover fresh cranberries from Christmas. Luckily they are hardy and keep well in the fridge. So as to not let them linger (See what I did there??? Cranberries?? Linger?? Whoooo anyway) I boiled the rest of the bag (maybe a cup and a half's worth?) in water with agave syrup, some dried orange peel, ground cinnamon and ginger.
I just cooked it all down until the berries were burst and most of the water had cooked out. Then I probably added more agave. Thennnnn, magic!!
To be honest, while I love repping local brands (Breuckelen being the original Dutch spelling of Brooklyn), I bought this kind of gin primarily because the design is so cool. The flavor is not exactly my favorite. I'm more of a Bombay Sapphire or Hendrick's fan...but, WHATEV.
Cranberry-Agave compote + Breucklen + lime seltzer:
Yeah! Like I said, I think the flavor of the gin is not one I'm used to, but I liked the drink enough to have three. For the more virtuous of you, I also set aside some of the compote and mixed it up with a chopped apple that was also lingering its last legs, about 1/4 cup of chia seeds, water and almond milk.
And...that's that. I'm gonna go finish off the rest of the cranberry compote...in gin form.