In a pot add 4 cups of water and 8 ounces of cranberries, bring to a boil.
When it starts to boil add sugar to make it a bit sweeter since cranberries are bitter. Add sugar to your taste.
The cranberries will be popping. Boil for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
This drink we enjoy hot, I strain it into a thermos to keep it warm to enjoy through the days.