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Orange and ginger spiked cranberry sauce

Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, r...

For adults only

This isn't your usual cranberry sauce. We're spiking it and keeping it at the adults-only table.

For adults only

Cranberry sauce makes an appearance every year on the holiday table. Let's jazz things up this year with the bold flavors of ginger and orange and add a little adult kick with some booze.

Orange and ginger spiked cranberry sauce recipe

Serves 4


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepot over medium heat.
  2. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cranberries will break down and thicken as they cook.
  3. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl and let cool.

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