|Delicious Cosmopolitan Cranberry Sauce|
I decided to search for a special cranberry recipe, otherwise i knew the cans would make a reappearance. These cosmo cranberries (named after the famous and delicious drink) were a hit when i tried them at my office. However, I would think twice before making these if there are small children or recovered alcoholics at our dinner. Or people driving! Yes, they're made with vodka, and a lot of it, and the liquor does not get cooked out. In fact, the original recipe called for 1/3 cup of vodka but i reduced it to 1/4 cup. My sister thought it could be reduced even further. I say live wild and see who winds up dancing on the table! Perhaps these cranberries will create some everlasting Thanksgiving memories.
1, 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. Vodka
3 T of Grand Marnier (or another orange-flavored liqueur)
- Wash the cranberries well.
- In a heavy mediums saucepan over moderate heat, combine the cranberries, sugar and water.
- Bring to a boil, stirring often to dissolve the sugar.
- Then, reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and reduced to about 3 cups -- about 15 minutes.
- Transfer to a medium bowl and cool, stirring often, until tepid, about 30 minutes.
- Stir in the vodka and liqueur.
- Refrigerate until chilled and set – at least 2 hours.
Yields about 3 cups cooked.
Buon appetito, and happy Thanksgiving!