Cranberry Reduction Recipe

This Cranberry Reduction recipe adds a litte cheer to our Holiday Cosmopolitan cocktail. 

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Photo: Southern Living
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Makes 1 1/4 cups


  • 2 cups cranberry juice

  • 1/2 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 (3-inch) rosemary sprig


  1. Boil first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes or until smooth. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half and slightly thickened.

  2. Add rosemary; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Discard rosemary. Cool mixture 30 minutes. Cover and chill 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

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