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Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

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This Christmas Cranberry Margarita recipe is sure to be a staple this time of year. It is such a simple and delicious drink that is perfect for a Christmas party, or just to enjoy. We are obsessed with this fun holiday twist on the classic margarita.

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Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

This festive margarita recipe is one of our favorite cocktails to make during the holiday season. The cranberry and lime combination makes this the perfect drink for spreading a little holiday cheer. We made this drink with cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur, of course. Keep in mind, good quality ingredients will make a huge difference when it comes to this delicious cranberry margarita.

Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Here’s how to make this festive Cranberry Margarita-

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 3 oz. Cranberry juice (we used cranberry juice cocktail, if you use unsweetened cranberry juice, you may want to add a splash of simple syrup)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 fresh lime wedge + an extra wedge or slice for garnish
  • Coarse salt for the rim (I recommend kosher salt, margarita salt, or you can use coarse sea salt, as well.)

Directions:

Step 1: To rim the glass, add salt to a shallow saucer.

Step 2: Run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass, and dip it into the salt.

Step 3: To a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec.

Step 4: Shake well to combine and chill.

Step 5: Pour the margarita mixture into your cocktail glass.

Step 6: Garnish with fresh cranberries and a fresh slice of lime.

Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Tips:

  • If you don’t love a salted rim, you can do a sugar rim on these easy cranberry margaritas for a totally sweet experience.
  • While a good margarita has all of the ingredients, including orange liqueur and lime juice, you can make this festive holiday cocktail even easier by just combining cranberry juice and tequila.
  • You could also use white cranberry juice with this recipe for a totally new Christmas cocktail experience.
Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

How to make a big batch of Cranberry Margaritas-

To make a pitcher of these margaritas to serve 8, follow this same recipe, but use 1 cup of tequila, 3 cups of cranberry juice, 1 cup fresh lime juice, and 1 cup of triple sec. Add all of the ingredients to a large pitcher filled with ice, and stir to combine. You can easily double or even triple these quantities, if necessary.

These Christmas cranberry margaritas are sure to be a huge hit for Christmas eve, or even for New Years!

Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

If you loved this Christmas Cranberry Margarita recipe, you might also like these other festive cranberry cocktail ideas-

White Christmas Margarita – this Christmas margarita recipe is made with coconut milk, coconut cream, and fresh lime!

Frosted Cranberry Vodka Cocktail – this cranberry vodka cocktail is topped with sugared cranberries for an extra festive drink.

Christmas Mimosas – these mimosas are made with cranberry and orange juices. Yum!

Cranberry Vodka Martini – a delicious vodka martini made with cranberry juice.

Christmas Moscow Mule – a fun holiday twist on the Moscow Mule!

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Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Christmas Cranberry Margarita Recipe

A delicious margarita that is perfect for the holidays! Full of cranberry and lime flavors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 3 oz. Cranberry juice (we used cranberry juice cocktail, if you use unsweetened cranberry juice, you may want to add a splash of simple syrup)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 fresh lime wedge + an extra wedge or slice for garnish
  • Coarse salt for the rim (I recommend kosher salt, margarita salt, or you can use coarse sea salt, as well.)

Instructions

    1. To rim the glass, add salt to a shallow saucer.
    2. Run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass, and dip it into the salt.
    3. To a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec.
    4. Shake well to combine and chill.
    5. Pour the margarita mixture into your cocktail glass.
    6. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a fresh slice of lime.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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