From the kitchen of Shawnda Horn, Houston, Texas, jasonandshawnda.com
"We love cranberry margaritas because they're beautiful and festive, and are a reminder that margaritas aren't just for summer."
1 tablespoon cranberry juice
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries*
3/4 cup tequila
3/4 cup cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec)
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups chilled club soda
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Garnishes: whole cranberries, lime peel strips
How to Make It
Dip rims of 6 (8-oz.) glasses in 1 Tbsp. cranberry juice; dip rims in sugar to coat. Fill glasses with ice. Process cranberries, tequila, 3/4 cup cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and 1/3 cup sugar in a blender 30 seconds. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Stir in chilled club soda and orange juice. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired.