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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
Yield: 6 Servings

Cranberry Margarita

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Recipe adapted from Shawnda Horn, as seen on My


  • 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


  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).

*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.