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Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Vodka

A grown-up twist on your favorite homemade cranberry sauce. Serve this sweet, tart condiment with turkey or use it as topping for cheesecakes and ice cream. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Come To Pressure/Saute15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sauce, Sauce/Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall, sauce, cranberry, Thanksgiving, Vodka, Alcohol, Instant Pot
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 92kcal


  • 12 Ounces Fresh Cranberries (washed)
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Vodka
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Orange Zest


  • First, in the Instant Pot, combine the cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon, vodka, and orange zest.
  • Next, set the device to Manual/High Pressure for 5-minutes.
  • After that, preform a natural release for 10-minutes, unseal the pressure cooker, and set it to Saute/Cook.
  • Then, stir in the sugar and let it cook down to your desired thickness.
  • Last, once the sauce is thick enough for you, remove it and serve.



The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a 1/4-cup serving size. The sauce can be stored in your fridge for up to 3-days in a sealed container.


Serving: 0.25Cup | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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