Make this easy, incredibly delicious homemade bourbon cranberry sauce. Let’s just be honest: nothing beats homemade cranberry sauce during the holidays, well, except for homemade bourbon cranberry sauce. This cranberry sauce is delicious and — sorry — not for the kids — this is GROWN-ASS CRANBERRY SAUCE! The bourbon whiskey in this recipe gives the cranberry sauce a rich and boozy kick that blends well with all the ingredients to create a robust and tangy sauce. It pairs so very well with all the favorite holiday mains and sides including turkey, ham, duck, lamb, stuffing, latkes, curries and tamales! It even goes well with Blackened Ribeye Steak!
Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This is easy, homemade and *grown-ass* cranberry sauce that is perfect for any special holiday including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas!
12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
2/3 cup of brown sugar
Zest of 1 lime
1/3 cup of Bourbon Whiskey
2/3 cup of water
A pinch of freshly ground whole nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan under high heat until it begins to simmer then reduce to medium-low heat.
Allow the sauce to continue to simmer over medium-low heat until is begins to thicken and reduce—approximately 12-15 minutes. `
Allow sauce to cool before eating.
Alcohol will still be present when cooking is complete so please do not serve this sauce to anyone under the age of 21!!!
This sauce keeps well for up to 14 days in the refrigerator. It is highly recommended to make a day or two in advance to allow flavors to bloom.
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10 thoughts on “Bourbon Cranberry Sauce”
The bourbon really takes this up a few notches. So perfect for the holidays!
I refuse to make my cranberry sauce with anything BUT bourbon in it. It makes it taste so much better, so I love this version.
This looks delicious and I love the addition of bourbon! Perfect for the adults at the holiday table.
Now this is the ONE cranberry sauce that our family gets into! Cranberry sauce is already amazing, but that touch of bourbon takes it over the edge!!
You’ve mixed two of my favorite thing since here! I cannot wait to try this grown ass cranberry sauce!
Ok, I am all in for the grown ups cranberry sauce!! A must try recipe!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce is always the best! This recipe looks so easy to make and delicious!
You had me at bourbon but I LOVE the use of brown sugar here!
OMG….so delicious (and so easy!!) def making this a new annual recipe. Cant wait to share.
Yay Valerie! I am so glad you like it!!! Enjoy!!!