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Cranberry Margarita

This Cranberry Margarita recipe is a festive Holiday cocktail filled with cranberry juice, lime juice, and of course, tequila!

Margaritas and fruit make some of the best cocktails. If you are looking for other similar recipes then you must also check out my Pineapple Margarita, Orange Margarita, and Blueberry Margarita!

Cranberry Margarita in a clear glass

I cannot lie, a cranberries are my absolute FAVORITE fruit to put into a margarita. I think the reason is because you can only enjoy this cocktail with fresh cranberries for a very short part of the year, the Holiday season. Cranberry season is from October – December so if you want to try this delectable concoction then run to the nearest store to grab a bag of fresh cranberries before they’re gone! Now, you should note that technically you don’t need fresh cranberries to make this beverage, it is an optional garnish to have fresh cranberries, but for me they make ALL the difference.

How to make a Cranberry Margarita

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice.

Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.

Pour into your favorite cocktail glass with ice, rimmed with sugar.

Garnish with fresh cranberries, a slice of lime, and a rosemary sprig and enjoy!

Two Cranberry Margaritas in a clear glass

This beverage is the perfect mix between sour and sweet. It has the tartness from the cranberry juice and lime juice that will make your mouth pucker. But at the same time with the addition of the triple sec and simple syrup it adds a sweetness that is perfectly blended together with the tequila.

Serving Ideas for This Cranberry Margarita

This cocktail is perfect to serve during the holidays. Here are some festive ideas on how to make this Cranberry Margarita the star of your festivities!

Beverage Dispenser

Cranberry Margarita in a beverage dispenser

When you go to print this recipe you can increase the servings to make a whole batch! You can pour a pitcher of margaritas in your favorite Beverage Dispenser with fresh cranberries and slices of limes inside and on the side for garnish.

Ornament Margaritas

Ornament Margarita

My FAVORITE way to serve these margaritas is in a Clear Plastic Ornament inside a margarita glass. I add the garnishes to the glass then your guests can pour their margarita from the ornament into their glass which makes for a fun and festive activity.

Make your Own Cranberry Margarita BAR

Some people prefer more sweet or more sour margaritas so you can set out all the ingredients with a recipe and garnishes but also have it to where guests can make it their own!

Margarita Cranberry in a glass

More delicious Margarita recipes

This Cranberry Margarita recipe is a festive Holiday cocktail filled with cranberry juice, lime juice, and of course, tequila!

Cranberry Margarita Recipe

This Cranberry Margarita recipe is a festive Holiday cocktail filled with cranberry juice, lime juice, and of course, tequila!
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Course: Beverages, Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 374kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • fresh cranberries - optional garnish
  • lime wedge - optional garnish
  • rosemary sprig - optional garnish
  • sugar - optional rim

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice add in your tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice.
  • Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  • Pour in your favorite cocktail glass with ice and rimmed with sugar.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries, a slice of lime, and a rosemary sprig and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Margarita Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 drink
Amount per Serving
Calories
374
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.1
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.03
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.03
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Sodium
 
14
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
63
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
50
g
17
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
44
g
49
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
Vitamin A
 
26
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
30
mg
36
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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