By Jyothi Rajesh



Ingredients: To make fresh cranberry juice – 2 cups fresh cranberries ¼ cup water ⅓ cup sugar To make cranberry margarita- 2 cup fresh cranberry juice 4 tablespoon lime juice ¾ cup tequila ½ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup orange-flavored liqueur Cointreau or Triple Sec Ice cubes Garnish – Fresh cranberries Lime wedges Sugared cranberries Rosemary sprig Ice cubes Margarita salt or Sugar

Made from scratch

Using fresh homemade juice gives you the best tasting margaritas. Feel free to use store bought packaged juice from carton if you want to speed things up.

Into a sauce pan add cranberries, sugar and water. Bring it to boil. After 8 to 10 minutes cranberries will turn soft. Mash it a little and turn off flame. Allow the cranberry juice to cool a little. Then strain off using fine mesh sieve and squeeze out as much juice as you can.

– To make cranberry margaritas, first rim the ridge of your serving glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. – Fill the glass with ice cubes. – In a cocktail shaker, combine cranberry juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, triple sec, tequila, lime juice with ice cubes. Shake for about 30 seconds. – Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices. – Garnish with sugared cranberries, lime wedges.

Let cranberry juice cool down completely before using it in margarita. Taste cranberry juice before adding it to the cocktail. If too sour, add simple syrup to balance out the sour taste.

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