Heston's Vodka, Orange and Cranberry Sauce

Recipe from Heston's happy Christmas - The great chef is sticking with tradition this year with spectacular turkey and tremendous trimmings all round - it’s the ultimate family feast.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 300g fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 75g fruit sugar
  • 2 oranges, grated zest of 1, juice of 2
  • 1 tbsp vodka


  1. Put the cranberries in a small pan; add the fruit sugar, orange zest and juice. Add the vodka and stir to combine.
  2. Place the pan over a medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook gently for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool. Transfer to an airtight container and chill.
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