A Zesty Thanksgiving Cocktail: The Cranberry and Lime Margarita
Thanksgiving, a time of gratitude and gatherings, is traditionally marked by a feast of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. However, why not spice up this year’s celebration with a fun and festive cocktail? The Cranberry and Lime Margarita – offers a refreshing change from the usual holiday drinks.
Cranberry and Lime Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 oz cranberry juice (unsweetened)
- 0.5 oz Cointreau
- Fresh cranberries and lime slices for garnish
- Salt or sugar for rimming the glass (optional)
- Prepare the Glass: If you’re rimming the glass with salt or sugar, run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and dip it into a plate of salt or sugar.
- Mix the Drink: In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, cranberry juice, and triple sec with ice. Shake well until chilled.
- Serve: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
- Garnish: Add a few fresh cranberries and a slice of lime on the rim or float them on top for a festive look.
This Cranberry and Lime Margarita is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast but also a reminder that traditions can evolve, and new memories can be created with a little creativity and zest. So, raise your glass this Thanksgiving and make a toast to good times, gratitude, and the joy of trying something new!
This Cranberry Margarita pairs perfectly with the Turkey Tacos found here
Blended Cranberry Margarita: A Festive Sip for All Seasons!
When we think of cranberries, festive holiday tables might come to mind. But why limit such a delightful berry to just one season? Let’s raise our glasses to the Blended Cranberry Margarita—a drink that beautifully marries the tang of cranberries with the zest of a classic margarita.
Blended Cranberry Margarita Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 2
- 4 oz tequila blanco
- 2 oz triple sec or orange liqueur
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp agave syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Lime slices and fresh cranberries (for garnish)
- Salt or sugar (for the rim, optional)
Rim and Ready
Moisten the rim of your glass with a lime slice, then dip it into a plate of salt or sugar, depending on your preference.
Blend to Perfection
In a blender, combine cranberries, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, agave syrup, and ice. Blend until you achieve a smooth, slushy consistency.
Pour and Garnish
Transfer the blended mix into your rimmed glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and a few fresh cranberries.
Serve and Savor
Dive into the delightful blend of tart cranberries and zesty lime, enhanced by the spirit of tequila. It’s a celebration in a glass!
If you give this margarita a whirl, share your creations using #BlendedCranberryMagic. Your festive sips might just inspire another cocktail lover out there!
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