Cranberry Margarita

Friday, January 11, 2013

For most of us, winter doesn't exactly suggest tequilas and margaritas–unless it's this wintery sipper!

Cranberry Margarita

2 oz cranberry juice
1/2-1 oz agave nectar, to taste
1 1/2 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 
1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 oz orange liquor 
1/2 cup coarsely crushed ice

In a blender, combine all but a few cranberries, cranberry and lime juices, tequila, orange liquor, syrup and ice; blend until smooth and slushy. Garnish with a skewer of cranberries, sugared or plain. 

Notes: While whatever tequila you have on hand will be perfect for this cocktail, there's no need to use your best añejo or Cointreau–it is a blender drink, after all! Adjust the agave nectar to the sweetness of the cranberry juice you're using and your personal preferences–cheers!

Photo by Andrea M. Gómez, Styling by Miranda Jones, Recipe by Christine Hale for Sunset.


  1. It's always a perfect day for a tequila or a margarita ;)

  2. wow its such a perfect bright red. i love it.

  3. Cranberry is my most favorite juice. Why oh why have I never thought to put tequila in it?! You my friend are brilliant! Happy Weekend!

  4. the frosted cranberries are the icing on the cake :) happy weekend to you.

  5. The color is perfect for winter weddings!

  6. sweet and tart.. i like the looks of this one.



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