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cranberry margaritas in 3 serving glasses
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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
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 358kcal


To make fresh cranberry juice –

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • 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


  • 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.


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


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