No holiday turkey dinner is complete without some homemade cranberry sauce and since it is so easy to make at home you really have no excuse not to! Although a basic cranberry sauce is amazing all by itself, you can change things up every once in a while by adding various flavoura and this time I went with a Mexican inspired flavour theme with spicy jalapeno peppers, lime and a hit of tequila. The heat provided by the jalapeno peppers goes well in the sweet and tart cranberry sauce making it little like a salsa and the lime juice really brightens it up!
Tequila and Lime Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce
A quick and easy homemade cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries with some jalapeno heat and a hit of limee and tequila.
- 4 cups (1 12 ounce bag) cranberries
- 1 cup water or orange juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons tequila
- Bring the cranberries, water, sugar and jalapeno to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.
- Mix in the lime juice and tequila and remove from heat.
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Merry Christmas && Happy New Year Kevin 😉
Jen Yu says
Mmmm, spicy! Merry Christmas, Kevin!!
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Gretchen Noelle says
This sounds just delicious! Great thinking!
Merry Christmas Kevin! I love a spicy, fruity sauce! 🙂
Wow! Jalapeno,nice touch! 🙂
My honey loves heat, I have to fix this. Thanks for sharing!
Wow. What a feast you had. The cranberry sauce is an excellent idea. I hope you are having a nice holiday.
That would be a cranberry sauce that I would enjoy.
closet organizers says
The spicy and sweet make for a great combination!
I wish I had seen your version earlier. I truly believe that it would beat “Ocean Spray” canned, hands down.
Sounds interesting, and really delicious!
My husband might actually like the cranberry sauce now, he loves jalapenos!Happy Holidays, Kevin!
pastry studio says
Wow, that sounds fantastic! I will definitely try this next time there’s turkey on the table. Thank you for this very interesting combo.
Kevin, I have my tried and true cranberry sauce recipe, but this one sounds so interesting! I’ll have to give it a try!
Merry Christmas to you and yours! Sounds like your menu was fantastic. I love this twist on a classic 🙂
Saw your picture on photograzing and tastespotting and couldn’t resist! Made it tonight, and we loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!
We eventually did try your recipe and my husband found it entirely too spicey. His digestive system isn’t what it used to be.
I loved it though. Thanks
Great idea to add Jalapenos to cranberry sauce. Best wishes for the New Year Kevin.
i’ve never had a spiced up cranberry sauce before, looks great!
Lara @ GoodCookDoris says
Came across your blog & recipe through foodbuzz. I added in a little triple sec with the tequila for an extra kick. I'm looking forward to reading more great recipes!
waiting for Thanksgiving in NY says
Last year I used a chipotle in my cranberry sauce. That extra smoke layer was really good. Can't wait to try the tequila this year, or maybe Lara's triple sec idea.
Lavender Lane says
I make a Cranberry Sauce similar to this but I use Hot Pepper Jelly. It adds a sweetness and you don't have to chop jalapeno's~
Angie's Recipes says
Best cranberry sauce I have ever seen!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
This is definitely a fun and interesting twist on cranberry sauce!
Great twist on cranberry sauce Kevin ~ linking back to this in my next post.
Ashli B says
What a cool idea. My husband never eats the cranberry sauce but loves tequila and spicy food. Definitly making this on Thanksgiving!
Oh! I so have to try this! With my mother-in-law coming I may want to increase the tequila a bit!! LOL or…just skip everything else and just use tequila. Just kidding. I do think I'll give this a try though. Thank you for sharing.
I wonder how this would taste with spiced rum instead….I'm really not much of a tequila drinker.
Swiss disoza says
Best cranberry sauce I have ever seen!I do think I'll give this a try though. Thank you for sharing.
Dee @ A Lapin Life says
Yum! Thanks 🙂
I always make my cranberry sauce with canned cranberry sauce, jalapenos and onions. I think I will throw in some lime juice and tequila this year and see what happens. Thanks for the idea!
have a turkey to cook, so I will make this c. sauce for sure, wld. be excellent on turkey sandwiches
This has been our go to cranberry sauce for the last few years. How far in advance could you make this and has anyone had success with freezing it!
This will store in the fridge for a few days and it freezes well!