Cranberry Duos: Perfect recipe pairings for the holiday season

Cranberry Spiced Braised Beef
Cranberry Spiced Braised Beef
Glazed Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, image and recipe by Michelle McGrath – While the holiday season embraces tradition, gatherings, family and friends, cranberries emerge as the perfect ingredient in sharable, celebratory recipes. The versatile fruit is a staple at many tables year-round, and here, they shine as the perfect parallel star in recipe duos – combinations of cranberry beverages and savory or sweet treats destined to garnish your season with joy! Consider picking up some fresh, frozen or sweetened dried cranberries, cranberry juice or sauce, and filling your table with these delicious new beverages and dishes.

Cranberry Spiced Braised Beef, image and recipe by Michelle McGrath

Family Reunion:

Hot Buttered Cranberry Rum Punch

~ paired with ~

Savory Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

Cookie Exchange:

Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

~ paired with ~

Glazed Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Winter Solstice:

Cranberry Rosemary Cosmo

~ paired with ~

Cranberry Spiced Braised Beef

Finished with ~ Cranberry Eggnog Pie


Merry Cranberry Mule ~ paired with ~ Cranberry Cointreau Christmas Cake

New Year’s Eve:

Cranberry Bellinis ~ paired with ~ Cranberry, Parmesan, Prosciutto Pinwheels

Cranberry Cointreau Christmas Cake, image and recipe by Michelle McGrath
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This recipe series is made possible through the support of Massachusetts Cranberries, established as Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association in 1888, the member-operated trade association for the Massachusetts cranberry industry, one of the oldest farmer organizations in the country.

Recipe series Developer/Writer/Photographer Michelle McGrath is the founder of McGrath PR | Media Relations, providing visibility to the arts and culture sector, non-profits, agricultural and small business industries.

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