A simple, quick and easy cranberry margarita recipe, that is great for Christmas or New Years Eve party!
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Oh hey guys! I know, posting two cocktails in one week is a little weird right? But considering it's Christmas and New Years soon, I am totally on board with allllll the cocktail recipes!
Are you a big cocktail drinker? I love drinking cocktails, but sometimes I forget that I have the resources available to make them at home myself! I love anything that is gin, vodka (hello Moscow Mules!) or tequila based, which is why I'm 100% in love with this cranberry margarita recipe!
I definitely think you need a signature cocktail for a big event like Christmas or New Years Eve, but sometimes I just want something that is not crazy complicated, and easy to put together if I'm in a rush or need to feed a crowd!
Enter, these cranberry margaritas!
I almost didn't post this recipe, because honestly, I thought it was too simple. But then I realized, at this crazy time of year, simple doesn't have to be bad! And sometime simple can actually be a lifesaver!
So here we are! A super simple, festive and extremely pretty cranberry margarita that can be enjoyed all year round! How did I come up with the recipe? It's actually embarrassing how easy it was! I knew I wanted to do a cocktail for New Year Eve, and opened my fridge. I realized I had some leftover cranberry juice from my red sangria I made the other day, and the cranberry margarita was born!
I figured, that if I had leftover cranberry juice in the fridge, then surely a lot of you do too!? It's something that I'm sure a lot of people have in their fridge this time of year, so what a perfect opportunity to use some leftovers!
I also had my Aussie friends in mind when I created this recipe! It's been super hot at home, so I can imagine sipping on these margaritas would be amazing in the hot weather! Don't get me wrong though, they work beautifully in the cold weather too! In fact, margaritas are great all year round wouldn't you say?
This cranberry margarita is so easy to make, and requires 4 ingredients, 5 if you include garnish! To make a margarita, you'll need good quality tequila, cranberry juice, fresh lime and triple sec. A lot of margarita recipes use simple syrup, but for this recipe I loved the tartness of the cranberry.
For garnish, I used some fresh cranberries that I had leftover, and a sprig of rosemary for a festive flair. You could totally emit the rosemary though and just use leftover lime for garnish.
This would be a great cocktail to make in a pitcher too, and you can always use the slider tool on my recipe card to adjust the quantities for more people!
Whether it's sunny or cold where you are, margaritas are always a good idea! Make your holiday season a little less stressful with this super easy, fast and refreshing cranberry margarita!
georgie x x
- 2 oz tequila taste dependent
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz triple sec
- 4 oz cranberry juice
- salt for the glass rim
- lime slices and cranberries for garnish
- Run a slice of lime around the rim of the glass, then dip the rim into some salt to salt the rim of the glass.
- Pour the tequila, lime juice, triple sec and cranberry juice in a cocktail maker and shake until well combined. Alternatively, place ingredients in a cup and stir!
- Pour over ice, and garnish with fresh lime slices, cranberries and a sprig of rosemary if you're feeling festive!
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Catherine Brown says
This is gorgeous! I love the idea of cranberries and lime together!
cranberries and lime go beautifully together, not too sour at all!
this is perfectly festive for the holidays! I love anything cranberry
me too! And it was a great way to use up leftovers!
Simple is good! I happen to have cranberries, but not sure I would have thought of this recipe! Thanks for sharing.
thanks Louise! I also love simplifying recipes sometimes too!
Raquel DeHoyos says
Love this idea! About to head South to celebrate the holidays with family. These will be a hit for New Year's Eve!
absolutely! A perfect drink all year around and for any climate!
I love the color cranberry juice gives to drinks, as well as a nice tartness. This looks so easy and tasty too!
it's so easy! And I totally agree, tart but not too crazy!