19 November, 2011

Cosmo Cranberry Sauce

12 oz fresh cranberries, rinse, drained and picked through
1 c sugar
1/3 c vodka (you can use water mixed if you don't want to go too alcoholic)
3 T orange flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec

In a heavy medium saucepan over moderate heat, combine cranberries, sugar and 1/2 c water.  Bring to boil, stirring often to dissolve sugar, then reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and reduce to about 3 cups, about 15 minutes.  Transfer to medium bowl and cool, stirring often until tepid, about 30 minutes.   Stir in vodka and liqueur.  Transfer to serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled and set, at least 2 hours.  Sauce can be made 2 weeks ahead and refrigerated.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.