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This is a fabulous cranberry punch, perfect for holiday gatherings. It’s also another use for that cranberry sauce no one every finishes at Thanksgiving.
Course Drinks


  • 1 ½ oz. Orange-flavored vodka
  • ¾ oz. Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 2 tbsps. Cranberry sauce*
  • Lemon wedge squeeze
  • Splash of cranberry juice


  • Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into small cocktail glasses and garnish with a rosemary sprig.


For Kim’s cranberry sauce
  • 1 bag Frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Sugar zest of 1 Orange
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
Bring to a boil to soften the cranberries and reduce the liquid. Stir constantly until the cranberries are soft and the texture is a relish. Cool and serve.
Kim Haasarud is the principal at Phoenix-based beverage consulting firm Liquid Architecture.