Like a cranberry cider, cranberry mors is at once sweet and tart. In this version, you simmer tart bright berries together with ginger and sweet spices before straining the juice and sweetening it very lightly with honey. The result is a beautiful vivid pink, sweet and tart liquid perfumed by warming spices like star anise, cinnamon and allspice.
Toss the cranberries and spices into a stockpot, pour in the water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, simmering until the cranberry skins burst. Transfer the contents of the pot to a fine-mesh strainer, and press them through the strainer into a bowl.
Wipe out the pot, discard the solids left in the strainer, and return the juice to the pot. Stir in the honey and warm over medium-low heat until fully dissolved. Transfer to a pitcher and serve warm or chilled.