This Boozy Bourbon Cranberry Sauce is perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving!
Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Make Thanksgiving and Christmas extra boozy this year with my Bourbon Cranberry Sauce.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, cloves, cranberry, nutmeg, orange, star anise, sugar
Author: Emma Walton
  • 350 grams cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 150 grams jam sugar
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 200 millilitres bourbon
  • 1 orange zest only
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 pinch nutmeg ground
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a heavy bottomed pan.
  2. Place on a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Reduce the heat slightly and allow to simmer until most of the cranberries have begun to burst (roughly 10-15minutes) and a thick, sticky liquid has formed.
  4. Transfer to a steralised jar and place the lid on tightly.
  5. Allow the sauce to cool in the jar - you will hear a "pop" when the jar has created an air tight seal and the sauce is cool.
  6. Store until required (up to 3 months).