Christmas Margaritas

Margaritas always remind me of the Summer months.  A cool drink with the flavors of tequila and triple sec… transports me right to the poolside.


But it’s winter!  And it’s the Holidays!  I need something festive and cheery!

Enter the Christmas Margarita.  Chilled tart cranberry juice with orange flavored triple sec, the punch of a good tequila and a squeeze of lime.  Garnish with an orange peel and some frozen, sugared cranberries?? Seems Christmas-y enough to me!

For each cocktail, measure out 3 ounces of cranberry juice, 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of triple sec and a healthy squeeze of fresh lime

I like to mix the ingredients in a quart mason jar and chill until I’m ready to serve

We said we wanted festive, right?  Let’s dress up these glasses a bit.  Traditionally, margaritas are  served in glasses with a lime-salt rim.  I’m changing that up a bit and dipping each glass in agave and then sanding sugar for that frosty effect

So pretty!

I also take a handful of fresh cranberries, run them under water in a fine sieve and shake off the excess water.  Put in a small bowl and toss with sanding sugar and store in the freezer until ready to serve

Carefully fill the glasses with ice and pour in the margarita mixture.  I use a small funnel so I don’t wash any of my sparkly sugar off the rim

Garnish with the frozen, sugared cranberries and a twist of orange

Let the festivities begin!!

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Simply Sundays ~ Christmas Margaritas

  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

Per cocktail:

3 ounces of cranberry juice

2 ounces of tequila

1 ounce of triple sec

a healthy squeeze of fresh lime

Agave and sanding sugar for glass rim if desired

Frozen, sugared cranberries and a twist of orange for garnish

Directions

For each cocktail, measure out 3 ounces of cranberry juice, 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of triple sec and a healthy squeeze of fresh lime

Mix the ingredients and chill until ready to serve

Dip each glass in agave and then sanding sugar

Garnish with the frozen, sugared cranberries and a twist of orange

Tools used to make this recipe

Bob’s Red Mill Sanding Sugar
Winco Jiggers Steel 1 Ounce x 2 Ounce

Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

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