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Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Fresh Cranberry Sauce

In need of Fresh Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving? Ditch the can and come on over to the flavorful side of life with this easy recipe. You can make it with or without the whiskey!

In need of Fresh Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving? Ditch the can and come on over to the flavorful side of life with this easy recipe. You can make it with or without the whiskey!

UPGRADE YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH JACK DANIEL’S WINTER JACK FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE:

Thanksgiving always requires certain side dishes for my family. One of these is cranberry sauce. From as far back as I can remember, every table had a can-shaped gel on the table that frequently caused chaos to break out. I tried one tiny bite years ago and never did understand what the fuss was over. Is it the fact that it’s shaped like a can? Because honestly, it cannot be because of the flavor.

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Hosting Thanksgiving at my house has become an annual thing since we bought our “forever home” in 2018. I have been spending more and more time in my kitchen and taking the chance at trying new dishes I have never made before. I set out to find a homemade cranberry sauce recipe and was disappointed by the lack of flavor depth.

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made with or without the Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Whiskey. Keep in mind though, the alcohol is cooked out during the process (unless, of course, you want to add it after cooking!). You can also substitute any variety of your favorite whiskey to this recipe, but I chose the Winter Jack specifically because of the seasonal flavor it provides. If you don’t want to use it, simply replace the whiskey with the same measurement of cranberry juice.

Winter Jack is a blend of apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices. It adds a touch of spice that you can’t quite get with standard allspice or cinnamon. And living in Lynchburg, well, you know I’m a little partial to our hometown flavor!

A lot of cranberry sauce recipes call for orange juice, and that’s another thing I decided to change up. I had Cran-Apple Juice on-hand and since we all love the flavor of it, that was what I ran with. It was a delicious decision! That’s one of the many reasons this cranberry sauce is an easy recipe.

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QUICK GLANCE AT INGREDIENTS FOR WINTER JACK FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE:

  • Fresh cranberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cranberry juice (any variety)
  • Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack (or your choice of whiskey)
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground allspice
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Lime juice

HOW TO MAKE WINTER JACK FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE:

Rinse your fresh cranberries under cold water.

Place the fresh cranberries, granulated sugar, cranberry juice, Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, cinnamon sticks, and lime juice into a large pot or Dutch oven.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and simmer for at least 25 minutes. The cranberries will “pop” and create a thick, juicy mixture.

Store in a large mason jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Enjoy!

In need of Fresh Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving? Ditch the can and come on over to the flavorful side of life with this easy recipe. You can make it with or without the whiskey!
Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 4.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

In need of Fresh Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving? Ditch the can and come on over to the flavorful side of life with this easy recipe. You can make it with or without the whiskey!

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 2¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Whiskey
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks 
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

Rinse your fresh cranberries under cold water.

Place the fresh cranberries, granulated sugar, pomegranate juice, Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, cinnamon sticks, and lemon juice into a large pot or Dutch oven.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and simmer for at least 25 minutes. The cranberries will “pop” and create a thick, juicy mixture.

Store in a large mason jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/17/2021

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In need of Fresh Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving? Ditch the can and come on over to the flavorful side of life with this easy recipe. You can make it with or without the whiskey!

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