It's not the Holidays without some cranberry sauce. I usually make my cranberry sauce with Grand Marnier, but this time I was asked to make a cranberry sauce without alcohol. Ok, so how does that work when this recipe specifically says Cranberry Sauce with Whiskey?
This Cranberry Sauce with Whiskey recipe only calls for ¼ Cup of Whiskey and since there is no acceptable substitute for this small amount of Whiskey, you can simply omit it without affecting the overall flavor of this cranberry sauce.
Obviously, it tastes just that much better with a little whiskey, but this recipe is versatile enough that you can simply leave it out if needed.
Needless to say, this was a hit with our Holiday Turkey! Everyone loved the tartness from the cranberries but also the hint of orange flavor. Definitely going to make this one over and over and over.
🥃 Alcohol WarningPlease take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Cranberry Sauce with Whiskey recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Fresh Cranberries, Cinnamon Stick, Vanilla Bean, Light Brown Sugar, Orange, Orange Juice and Whiskey.
🥣 How to make Cranberry Sauce with Whiskey
Add all ingredients except Whiskey to a saucepan and let cook for about 10 minutes until the berries make a popping sound.
Turn heat to low and add Whiskey. Stir and let cook for another minute. Remove cinnamon stick.
Remove from heat and move to a bowl. The cranberry sauce will thicken up as it sits.
Cranberry Sauce with Whiskey
- 12 oz Fresh Cranberries
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Vanilla Bean
- 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Chopped Orange
- Orange Zest
- ¾ Cup Orange Juice
- ¼ Cup Whiskey
- Add all ingredients except Whiskey to a saucepan and let cook for about 10 minutes until berries make a popping sound.
- Turn heat to low and add Whiskey. Stir and let cook for another minute. Remove cinnamon stick.
- Remove from heat and move to a bowl. The cranberry sauce will thicken up as it sits.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.