Homemade cranberry orange syrup takes this standby cocktail up a notch. Cranberry Sauce, Grand Marnier, Orange juice and cranberry orange syrup combine to make a festive winter cocktail. There is a non-alcoholic mocktail version as well!

Cranberry Orange Syrup

This cranberry orange syrup is great in cocktails or mocktails!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Recipes, Quick Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Ounces
Calories: 116kcal


  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice from one orange
  • zest of one orange


  • Using a vegetable peeler, carefully zest the orange in large strips, being careful to leave behind the white pith. Then juice the orange.
  • Combine zest, cranberries, sugar and orange juice in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring to make sure sugar is dissolved. When mixture reaches a simmer, remove from heat.
  • Allow to sit for 20 minutes. Don't let it sit longer or it may become bitter. Strain to remove solids and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator .


If you want to make more syrup, double everything except for the orange zest, leave that the same.


Serving: 3Ounces | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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