Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Pink Cadillac Margaritas

Fast Flourish: Rub rims of chilled glasses with a lime wedge, dip in a saucer of coarse salt and sparkling sugar, and twirl to coat.

  • Yield: Makes 3 1/4 cups


  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice


Stir together all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Pour desired amount of mixture into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover with lid, and shake 30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Repeat with remaining mixture. Serve immediately (or make ahead; see tip below).

Note: We tested with Cointreau orange liqueur.

Test Kitchen Tip: Mix up several batches of Pink Cadillac Margaritas 3 to 4 hours before the party starts, and chill in decorative bottles or pitchers, ready to shake and serve when guests arrive.


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