“Fiery” Cranberry Sauce

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"Fiery" Cranberry Sauce

The holidays have arrived. You have family coming or already in town. Sometimes that's great, sometimes it's not, this recipe for some boozy cranberry sauce will help, trust us.
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 8 People, probably, maybe?


  • 1 Bottle Oak Creek Vineyards "The Fire"
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 12 Ounces Fresh Cranberries


  • Open that bottle of Fire and pour yourself a glass.
  • Take a sip followed by a deep breath. It's just the holidays, you'll be ok.
  • Pour sugar into a pot then measure out one cup of Fire and add to the sugar.
  • Take another sip of wine.
  • Turn the stove to medium heat and stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  • Sip some more wine.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved add the cranberries, turn the heat to low, and let them simmer until they start popping. You can cover them with a lid, this seems to help them steam up better.
  • Sip that wine while you wait for the popping and pour another glass when necessary.
  • As the berries are popping use a rubber scraper or something similar to smash up those berries.
  • You guessed it, sip more wine as you smash the berries.
  • Once the berries are mostly mashed up remove the pot from the heat, transfer them to a dish and allow them to cool. The sauce will thicken up as it cools.
  • If you have some triple sec lying around you could toss a splash of that in there too to add a little something extra.
  • Congratulations, you have a side dish! Now, go find a quiet corner and enjoy what's left of that bottle of wine, you earned it!
Keyword cranberry, wine

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