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Cranberry Margaritas

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."

Southern Living DECEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cranberry juice
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • 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


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.

*Thawed frozen cranberries may be substituted.


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