Tequila and Orange Cranberry Sauce

Tequila, orange juice, orange zest, and cranberries make this quick, easy, and flavorful cranberry sauce, perfect for the holidays.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 cups


  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger tequila

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh cranberries

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Bring orange juice, tequila, and orange zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cranberries, sugar, and salt; simmer until a jam-like sauce forms, about 25 minutes.

  2. Blend sauce with an immersion blender for a smoother consistency. Let cool; sauce will continue to thicken naturally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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