Cinnamon Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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Let me share with you a special recipe that holds a special place in my heart—it’s a twist on my mom’s classic cranberry sauce, made a bit healthier. Presenting my Cinnamon Bourbon Cranberry Sauce, a delightful and nutritious take on the traditional cranberry sauce. With only 7 ingredients and no refined sugar, it’s a quick, simple, and essential addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

The holidays are all about traditions that bring people together, whether it’s a cherished family custom passed down through generations or a new tradition you’re starting. These traditions create memories that last a lifetime, and food often plays a significant role in those memories!

Cinnamon Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 1 pound Fresh Cranberries or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tablespoons Bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


  • Begin by preparing your cranberries. Rinse and dry them thoroughly. If using frozen cranberries, there’s no need to rinse.
  • In a large pot, combine the cranberries, coconut sugar, orange juice, and water. Heat over medium-high heat until it reaches a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the bourbon, vanilla extract, and cinnamon stick.
  • Stir everything together well and let it simmer for 20-22 minutes until the cranberry sauce thickens. If you prefer a thicker consistency, let it simmer for an extra minute or two.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick, give it a final stir, and it’s ready to serve!
  • Enjoy it immediately, or chill it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal!

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