Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

The bright burgundy hue.  The gelatinous cylindrical form.  The sexy little can indents.

You know what Thanksgiving treat I speak of… The ever-popular Ocean-Spray cranberry “sauce.”

I believe strongly, that this belongs on every Turkey Day table – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t space for an alternative – to play along side.

A grown-up version perhaps.  Like say, with tequila and jalapenos!

I love this stuff.  I can’t say that everyone shared in my sentiments.  As my mother and I were the only ones who devoured it.

You gotta know your guests, frieds.  If they like the heat, the kick, the zest, the zip, then lay this on them.

I love all of the above, and think they rock the socks off this traditional side.

The tequila will cook off a bit but I suggest using something like Sauza, Patron, Cabo, Don Julio – all Blancos.  Added bonus, you can enjoy the rest.

Try this.  I emplore you.  A fresh, juicy adventure – is a good thing…

 Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce


1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced

1 cup sugar


Zest and juice of 1 lime

2 shots of Tequila (about 4 ounces)


Boil the cranberries, jalapeno, sugar, pinch of salt and 1 cup of water. Cook until cranberries begin to burst. Add in the lime juice and zest and tequila.

Remove from heat, let cool and transfer to a serving dish.

From Rachael Ray.

3 thoughts on “Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

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