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Mojito Cranberry Sauce -- A cocktail-inspired cranberry sauce made with rum, mint, and lime juice and perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal! | wearenotmartha.com
Mojito Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Take your traditional holiday cranberry sauce and give it a cocktail twist! Rum, mint, and lime juice star in this Mojito Cranberry Sauce, perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Course: Side
Servings: 6
Author: We are not Martha
  • 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries (1 bag)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp, plus 2 tsp rum
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest, divided
  • 1 Tbsp, plus 1 tsp chopped fresh mint
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, water, 3 Tbsp rum, lime juice, 1 tsp lime zest, and 1 Tbsp chopped mint. Stir to combine.

  2. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil and then lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes minutes, until cranberries start bursting.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in remaining 2 tsp rum, 1 tsp lime zest, and 1 tsp chopped mint.

  4. Let cranberry sauce cool a bit before placing in fridge to cool completely. It will thicken up as it chills.