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Cranberry Margarita Recipe

If I asked you to think of a flavor, aside from pumpkin and apple, that reminds you of this particular time of year, what would it be? I would have to say cranberry myself. Cranberries are just delicious in everything from Thanksgiving side dishes to holiday cocktails!

Plus, they add such a pretty pop of color to anything they’re put in. Why not start using them now? It may only be October, but November will be here before we know it! Let’s start counting those blessings…

Personally, I have so much to be thankful for this year even if it’s been the hardest one most of us have seen in a while! We had a big health scare with my son last summer and ever since then I’ve been all kinds of grateful even in the midst of all this.

I try to remember how lucky we are when it feels like the walls are closing in. I know you know what I mean when I say it feels like it’s been so long since we truly exhaled. We could definitely use some time off from worrying and a ‘rents only happy hour, cranberry style, sounds perfect!

Must Try Cranberry Drink

What would be a better way to enjoy a fall cocktail hour at home with your honey, then with a batch of Cranberry Margarita cocktails? They would, of course, be perfect for any fall get togethers or dinner parties, but since those are probably going to be on the wane this season, I’m testing out my amateur mixologist tendencies at home.

And don’t be afraid to put cranberry margaritas on your holiday menus either. Whether you’re spending quality time with your spouse, like I plan to, or playing board games with the adult members of your family, this cocktail is just right to enjoy all season long! 

I definitely suggest that you bookmark it for Thanksgiving time because this Cranberry Margarita recipe would be such a fun way to use up any leftover cranberries laying around the house. It’s the kind of festive cocktail that pairs great with leftover turkey sandwiches too. Just don’t eat Ross,’ unless you have a marg to offer him too.

BWAH! Seriously, however you decide to enjoy these fall margaritas, I hope you will love them as much as I do! P.S. You can find the exact measurements for this drink in the recipe card below…

cranberry margaritas in clear and blue glasses on marbleThe Best Fall Cranberry Drink

Serves 3-4

Ingredients
cranberry juice
lime juice (fresh is best)
cup tequila
Triple Sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
Ice
For garnish if desired: lime wedges, cranberries, and sugar to rim glass

cranberry margarita in blue glass on white marble

Directions:

To Rim Glasses: Take a lime wedge and rub along the rim of the glass. Pour some sugar on a small plate. Dip rim of glass onto plate and the sugar will stick to make it a pretty sugar rimmed glass. Do this prior to pouring the margaritas.

Combine all of the ingredients into a pitcher and stir until blended. Fill glasses with ice. Pour cranberry margaritas into glasses. Top with a lime wedge and several cranberries for garnish.

cranberry margarita drink with cranberry and lime garnishes

Yield: 4

Cranberry Margarita Recipe

These cranberry margaritas are the perfect fall drink or holiday cocktail!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cranberry juice
  • ¾ cup lime juice (fresh is best)
  • ⅔ cup tequila
  • ½ cup Triple Sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
  • Ice

Instructions

    1. To Rim Glasses: Take a lime wedge and rub along the rim of the glass. Pour some sugar on a small plate. Dip rim of glass onto plate and the sugar will stick to make it a pretty sugar rimmed glass. Do this prior to pouring the margaritas.

    2. Combine all of the ingredients into a pitcher and stir until blended. Fill glasses with ice. Pour cranberry margaritas into glasses. Top with a lime wedge and several cranberries for garnish.

Fall and Holiday Recipe Inspiration

Now are you ready to get out your cocktail shaker STAT or what?! I’m already looking ahead to my weekend plans even though it’s Monday. Haha!  Cranberry margaritas are definitely on the agenda. Of course, I might not make it that long, but who’s counting? 

For more fall and holiday recipe inspiration, check out the tasty seasonal recipes I shared below! And don’t forget to pin this recipe so you have it later!

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cranberry margarita in sugar rimmed clear glass

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Comments

  1. Dominique says

    I love myself a good margarita! I don’t drink too much, but this seems lovely and perfect for the holidays. I will add this to my cocktail recipe collection. I’m sure our guests will love it!

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