Cosmo Cranberry Sauce | The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Cosmo Cranberry Sauce

This holiday side dish is out of this world for any celebration.  I made it several years ago and my family loved it! 

It is for Adults only!


  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, rinsed, drained, and picked through
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec


  • In a heavy medium saucepan over moderate heat, combine cranberries, sugar, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil, stirring often to dissolve sugar, then reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and reduced to about 3 cups, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl and cool, stirring often, until tepid, about 30 minutes. Stir in vodka, balsamic and liqueur.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled and set at least 2 hours. (Sauce can be made up to 2 weeks ahead and refrigerated.) Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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1 comment

Love this! Made my first batch for the season. Will make many more before the new year, can’t make it fast enough for the family. Tried it with clementine vodka this time.


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