Drunken Cranberry Sauce

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Some people are really attached to having can-shaped cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This year, you can save the canned stuff for the kids’ table. Why not add a little creativity—and booze—to your turkey dinner?

This sauce keeps for several weeks, so it’s an easy thing to make ahead of time. Hit the sauce!


12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vodka
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tbsp orange juice
Orange twist, garnish


Combine cranberries, sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Turn down the heat to simmer so the mixture can thicken. This should take about 15 minutes. Pour into a bowl to let it cool, stirring it often. After about 30 minutes, stir in the vodka, Grand Marnier and orange juice. Put it into the bowl you plan to serve it and refrigerate it for a minimum of 2 hours. Garnish with an orange twist upon serving.




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