Tasty Tuesday: Cranberry Orange Margaritas

It’s another Tasty Tuesday and I’m loving today’s festive cocktail for the holidays! This would be a perfect cocktail to enjoy while you’re waiting for the turkey to finish cooking in the oven and/or watching the National Dog Show. I mean I love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, but I LOVE the Dog Show. Penny does too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I found this recipe on Pinterest a while back, and I’ve been so eager to try it!

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Here’s what you need..

Sugared Cranberries:

  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries

Party-size Margaritas:

  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) silver tequila
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail)
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) orange liquor – I like Cointreau
  • 3/4 cups fresh lime juice
  • sugared cranberries
  • salt, for the rim – I like red Hawaiian salt for a festive color!
  • sparkling water, to top the drinks with (optional, if the drink is too strong!)
  • lime slices, for serving

Single Serving:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail)
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange liquor
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • sugared cranberries
  • salt, for the rim
  • sparkling water, to top the drink withย (optional)
  • slice of lime

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And here’s what you’d do to prep everything:

Sugared Cranberries: Bring 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil until the sugar is dissolved, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the cranberries and let the cranberries sit in the sugar water for 1-2 hours or over night.

Strain the cranberries thoroughly, then add them to a parchment lined cookie sheet with sides. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and gently toss until all the cranberries are coated in sugar. Allow the cranberries to dry, in a single layer for at least one hour.

Party-size Margaritas: Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve, salt the rims of 4-6 glasses. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice. Top off with sparkling water if desired. Add the sugared cranberries and a lime wedge.

Single Serving: Salt the rim of your glass. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until combined and then strain into your prepared glass. Top with sparkling water if desired. Add the sugared cranberries and a lime wedge.

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This festive cocktail could also make a debut, or a repeat appearance, at your holiday parties in December!

Party on!
JW

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