Cranberry margarita

A cranberry margarita is a festive twist on the classic margarita, and is perfect for holiday parties or any time you want to add a little seasonal flair to your cocktail. The key to a good cranberry margarita is to use fresh cranberries and cranberry juice, and to find the right balance of sweet and tart.

Cranberry margaritas have been around for at least a few decades, and their popularity is likely due to the fact that they are both delicious and easy to make. The first known recipe for a cranberry margarita appeared in a 1977 issue of Gourmet magazine, and called for just four ingredients: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice.

Since then, cranberry margaritas have become a holiday staple, and there are now countless variations on the classic recipe. Some recipes call for the addition of sweeteners like simple syrup or agave nectar, while others add in fruit juices or even sparkling wine for a festive touch. No matter what ingredients you use, a cranberry margarita is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

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Cranberry Margarita

  • salt
  • sugar
  • orange zest
  • lime wedge
  • chinese 5-spice powder
  • orange juice
  • cranberry
  • orange juice
  • tequila

Cranberry Margarita

  • shot lime juice
  • shot silver tequila
  • shots cranberry juice
  • shot orange liqueur
  • shots cranberry juice
  • shots orange liqueur
  • shots lime juice
  • shots silver tequila
  • cranberry
  • lime
  • maple syrup
  • salt
  • maple syrup
  • maple syrup
  • rosemary
  • sugar

Fresh Cranberry Margaritas

  • orange juice
  • salt
  • sugar
  • silver blanco tequila
  • cranberry
  • lime juice
  • light agave nectar
  • ginger
  • orange juice
  • clove
  • orange zest
  • cinnamon
  • star anise

Ingredient Breakdown

orange juice
cranberry juice
lime juice
maple syrup
orange zest
orange liqueur
triple sec
shots cranberry juice
lime wedge
chinese 5-spice powder
cinnamon syrup
apple cinnamon tequila
blanco tequila
shot lime juice
shot silver tequila
shot orange liqueur
shots orange liqueur
shots lime juice
shots silver tequila
cranberry syrup
silver blanco tequila
light agave nectar
star anise