You all know by now you don’t get “normal” recipes from me, right?! So I had to mix it up for Thanksgiving side dishes with this Vodka Cranberry Sauce Recipe 🙂
One of my favorite drinks is a Tito’s vodka and cranberry juice, with a wedge of lime of course.
Why not bring this amazing cocktail to the Thanksgiving table in a side dish form is where my mind went.
Again, my thoughts are far from normal, but in a very good way 😉
How to make this Vodka Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Cranberry sauce is ridiculously easy to make, and I’m not sure why more people don’t make it homemade.
First put 12 ounces of fresh cranberries in a saucepan.
Add half cup of water and half cup of vodka.
Then a cup of sugar and a tablespoon of lime juice.
Next bring this to a boil over high heat.
Then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 to 17 minutes, stirring a few times.
The cranberries will burst and the liquid will reduce quite a bit as it cooks.
Let the cranberry sauce cool, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can even make this a day or two in advance if store, covered, in the fridge.
Add some lime zest on top of this Vodka Cranberry Sauce recipe if desired 🙂
An absolutely perfect way to add some flare to boring Thanksgiving side dish recipes!
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Vodka Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Vodka Cranberry Sauce Recipe makes perfect sense, a favorite cocktail turned into a Thanksgiving or holiday side dish with a boozy flare!
- 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vodka (I used Tito's)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Optional: lime zest for garnish
Put the cranberries, water, vodka, sugar, and lime juice in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil over high heat, once boiling reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 to 17 minutes stirring a few times.
Let cool and top with lime zest to serve if desired.
Note: This can be made up to two days ahead and store, covered, in the fridge.
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