The fruit of a low shrub or trailing vine, the cranberry grows in boggy soils that are found in the cooler climates of the Northern Hemisphere. The native Americans used the berries for both food and dye, while the name derives from the German word for “Crane” in reference to the flower and petals of the plant, which was believed to resemble the neck, head and bill of the bird.
Prized for their sharp yet sweet flavour and appealing ruby colour, cranberries are harvested in late Autumn then processed to create juices, sauces and jams, with the remainder sold fresh or dried and sweetened. Cranberry sauce is also a traditional accompaniment to Turkey at Thanksgiving dinners in North America and Christmas in the United Kingdom.
Mathieu Teisseire Cranberry Syrup superbly captures the vibrant red of the berry and the perfect balance of its tart and sweet flavour, providing a mouth-watering complement to cocktails, sodas, teas and martinis.