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

Yields 2

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 20 min

Total Time 35 mins

A unique twist on an old favorite.


  • 12 oz cranberries, fresh, washed and picked over to remove bad berries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 TBS orange zest
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 3 TBS Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec
  • Lemon twists for garnish


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