To make the cranberry sauce
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Stir a 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries together with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, 1/2 cup of brandy, and 4 1/2 teaspoons of orange zest in a shallow baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven until the berries are soft and the liquid has evaporated, about 1 hour. Allow the berries to cool completely before using in the cocktail above. Store the cranberries covered in the refrigerator.