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Cranberry Orange Bourbon Syrup

Bitter cranberries meet zesty oranges and bold bourbon in this delightful Cranberry Orange Bourbon Syrup. It's perfect for breakfast, dessert, or straight out of the bottle.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Author: Rebecca Hubbell


  • 1 12 oz. bag Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon Juice
  • 2 cup Pure Cane Sugar I like Zulka
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon


  • Combine cranberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once cranberries have burst and let out their juice, add in orange juice, vanilla, and bourbon and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Strain mixture through a mesh sieve or cheesecloth over and baking pan to catch the syrup.
  • Transfer syrup back into pan and heat over medium heat until reduced and syrup thickens, about 10 minutes.
  • Use immediately or allow to cool before bottling up.