Prepare the cranberries by rinsing them thoroughly and putting them in a small sauce pot whole.
Zest orange and then squeeze the juice into a measuring cup. You need approximately 1/4 Cup of Juice. Add zest and juice to to the cranberry pot. Add they water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and salt.
Turn the pot on medium heat. Let cranberries cook for approximately 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to help the fruit break down. They mixture will turn very liquid and foam about 2/3 of the way through. You know the sauce is cooked when the foam as cleared and the sauce begins to thicken.