The cranberry and orange is tart and refreshing and it can easily be made ahead and served in a pitcher or punch bowl.
They taste of red and black berries, currants, cranberries, strawberries, mulberries and cherries, tart and sweet.
An effort was made in the 1980s to tart Nancy up, in a series called Nancy Drew Case Files, which Lawrence regards as a failure.
"having a sharp taste," late 14c., perhaps from Old English teart "painful, sharp, severe" (in reference to punishment, pain, suffering), of unknown origin; possibly related to the root of teran "to tear." Figurative use, with reference to words, speech, etc., is attested from c.1600.
"small pie," c.1400, from Old French tarte "flat, open-topped pastry" (13c.), possibly an alteration of torte, from Late Latin torta "round loaf of bread" (in Medieval Latin "a cake, tart"), infl. in Middle English by tart (adj.).
[1790+; a euphemistic alteration of damnation, apparently influenced by obsolete US slang tarnal damned, an alteration of eternal]