Cranberry Margarita Recipe: The Holiday Margarita You Need

November 30, 2023

The holiday season is the perfect time to experiment with traditional flavors, and what better way to do this than with a festive cocktail? The Cranberry Margarita is a delightful twist on the classic margarita, blending the tartness of cranberry juice with the smoothness of tequila. Garnished with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually stunning, making it a perfect addition to any holiday party.


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh cranberries (for garnish)
  • Rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
  • Optional: sugar or salt for rimming the glass
  • Lime wedge (for rimming the glass)


  • Prepare the Glass: If you like a salted or sugared rim, run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass and dip it into sugar or salt spread on a plate.
  • Mix the Ingredients: In a shaker, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Add ice and shake well until the mixture is well-chilled.
  • Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish: Add a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary to each glass. The cranberries add a festive touch, while the rosemary sprig gives a hint of holiday aroma and resembles holiday greenery.
  • Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors in this festive margarita.

The Cranberry Margarita is an excellent choice for your holiday celebrations. It’s a refreshing and visually appealing drink that captures the essence of the season. This cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add a splash of festive cheer to any holiday gathering.

Feel free to adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences or to fit the theme of your celebration. Cheers to a merry and bright holiday season!

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