Margarita Monday - Cranberry Margarita [recipe]

Cranberry Margarita

It’s no secret that I love margaritas. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but in the fall I especially love to make cranberry margaritas. The perfect mix of sweet and tart. A festive cocktail for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time of the year!

This is a great recipe everyone will love so be sure to make a big batch to share!

I used Ocean Spray diet cranberry juice with lime, but you can substitute 100% cranberry juice or even Cran-grape or Cran-apple juice if you like!

Margarita Monday - Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

Preparation 10 min
Total Time 0:10
Serves 6 Servings     adjust servings

Recipe adapted from Shawnda Horn, as seen on My Recipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 C El Jimador Silver 100% Agave tequila
  • 4.5 ozs triple sec
  • 3/4 C Ocean Spray Diet cranberry juice with Lime (can be substituted with any other cranberry-based juice)
  • 3/4 C fresh lime juice (in a pinch Rose's Lime Juice will work)
  • 3 oz simple syrup*
  • 3/4 C cold club soda
  • 3/4 C orange juice

Instructions

  1. If desired, rim margarita glasses with lime juice and sugar.
  2. Fill your glasses with crushed ice.
  3. Place cranberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup in a blender for approximately 30 seconds until blended.
  4. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher.
  5. Add club soda and orange juice and stir to mix.
  6. Pour into prepared glasses.
  7. Garnish, with a lime wedge (optional).

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 219kcal Calories from fat 2
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 25g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
*To make simple syrup:

In a saucepan, combine equal parts granulated sugar and water.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves completely. Transfer to a heat-proof pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled, about 30 minutes before use in a drink.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 months.

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