1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup cranberry juice
  Zest of 1 orange (removed in strips)
1 star anise pod
1 1/2 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Cranberries
2 cups (about 8 ounces) cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier (or more to taste)