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Cranberry Sauce

Cosmopolitan Cranberry Sauce – Is it a Cocktail or a Sidedish?

A unique twist on an old favorite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Creative Culinary


  • 12 oz cranberries fresh, washed and picked over to remove bad berries
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 TBS orange zest
  • cup vodka
  • 3 TBS Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • Lemon twists for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, add everything but lemon garnish and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and let sauce cool for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to bowl and chill in refrigerator until set, about 2 hours.
  • Serve chilled in martini glasses with a twist of lemon