So I know I’ve mentioned it before but I really love Margaritas! Not only do I find them yummy but I also love playing around with different flavors too. I’ve made some real winners over the years and let’s face it I’ve made some real disgusting concoctions also. Fortunately this drink recipe is a delicious gem!
A couple years ago, I was looking for something to make into a cocktail after Black Friday shopping. The leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving, that I’d tossed in the freezer came to mind. Hmmmm cranberry….then I remembered I had some juice in the fridge too.
I went looking for a recipe and found several, but most were really involved or only by the glass, so I took several and mixed them together, plus added a little magic of my own. When I felt it was a perfect combo, I made a recipe for a blender full, because I had to share them. These are just too pretty to keep to yourself! OK let’s just say it out loud…yumm!
After a few mishaps this recipe has become a family favorite, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. I love to serve this at Christmas or New Years because of the beautiful color, but really, it’s amazing any time! It is delicious and festive and give you a chance to pull out those cool glasses that you bought but never use!
Seriously, just try it for yourself and let us know if you love it as much as we do!
- 1 cup Cranberry juice
- ¼ cup simple syrup or superfine sugar (make simple syrup ahead and cool)
- ¾ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/3 cup lime juice or undiluted frozen limeade
- 1 cup Sauza tequila
- ¾ cup Triple sec or Grand Marnier
- Pink rimming sugar
- 1. If using simple syrup, place a small sauce pan on the stove, mix ½ cup sugar with ½ cup water. Heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
- 2. Wipe the edge of your glasses with a orange wedge, and then dip in rimming sugar. Set aside.
- 3. Put all ingredients in the blender, then fill it the rest of the way with ice. Pulse until ice breaks down then blend till smooth.
- 4. Pour into sugar rimmed glasses and serve immediately.
- It's that easy. Cheers!
- Simple syrup can be stored in the fridge for a week or two, so you can easily make it ahead of time.
- I always buy too much fresh cranberries at Thanksgiving. Just put them in the freezer and make margaritas with them instead, They last a long time if you double bag them with a zip lock bag.