cranberry margaritas in 3 serving glasses
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5 from 13 votes

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry margarita is gorgeous colored refreshing cocktail with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. This holiday drink is made with fresh cranberry juice, orange liqueur, tequila and lime juice – a combination that is fit for any party, or simply for a relaxing weekend.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drinks, Christmas Drinks, New Years Party Recipes, Party Drinks
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 358kcal

Ingredients

To make fresh cranberry juice –

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/3 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 Salt and caster sugar mix to coat the rim of serving glasses

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Taste cranberry juice before adding it to the cocktail. If too sour, add simple sugar syrup to balance out the sour taste. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 38.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg