Thirsty Thursday – Cranberry Margarita

It’s very rare that I actually drink anything harder than a small glass of Red Moscato wine, but when I do I’m a sucker for tequila!  So this week when we decided that the snow and cold were too much, and we wanted to have a yummy Mexican Fiesta for dinner it was totally Margarita time!  I was feeling a bit adventurous, so I headed over to Pinterest to search for a different kind of margarita and found a recipe for a Cranberry Margarita!  Double bonus!!! Tequila and cranberry – 2 of my personal favorite flavors!

Do you know what was even better then two of my favorite flavors?  We had all of the ingredients on hand!  I gathered everything together: 

  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur
  • 3 tbsp. liquid sugar (we used Sugar in the Raw, but simple syrup works, too)
  • Coarse sugar or salt (we didn’t bother with this)
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges and/or fresh cranberries, for garnish (we used cranberries I didn’t have any lime left after juicing them for the drinks)

cranberry margarita ingredients

Then it was time to start mixing!  The directions said to start by mixing the cranberry and lime juice, but I had to make the lime juice before I could do that…

juicing the limes   combine cranberry and lime juice

Then we added the sugar, tequila and orange liquor.

add the alcohol   stir to combine

Next it was time to set up the glasses – they each got a couple of cranberries and some ice cubes.  Oh, and don’t forget to pour on the yummy cranberry-tequila combination!

cranberry garnish  generous pour of the margarita

The finished drink was a great compliment to our Crock Pot Chicken Tacos!

cranberry margarita

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