Cranberry Gastrique

Cranberry Gastrique

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: Makes about 1-3/4 cups

A Gastrique is a thick sauce made from a wine, vinegar, fruit and sugar reduction. It is used as a sauce for meat and seafood, but can also be used to flavor cocktails.


  • 1-1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 10 oz fresh cranberries
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cloves


  1. Place the vinegar, sugar, raspberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, anise and cloves into a saucepan and boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture into a bottle and then allow to cool to room temperature. Cap the bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.


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