Cranberry Margaritas

Happy Friday, guys! With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, I figured a festive cocktail was in order. I’ve made margaritas with almost every fruit under the sun now, but this cranberry version has always stood out as one of my favorites.

A cranberry syrup is made from fresh cranberries and sugar, then pushed through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp. Then the usual suspects are added for margarita mixing…tequila, triple sec, and margarita mix. Which, if you’re not doing so already – save yourself several bucks and make your own! It’s so much better than the store-bought stuff. You (and your cocktails!) will thank me.

I like to serve them with a sugar rim that’s had a bit of orange zest mixed into it, but a standard salt rim is also wonderful. Garnished with a few cranberries and a wedge or two of citrus, it doesn’t get any more festive than this!

Their gorgeous red hue lends perfectly to Christmas parties, especially since a large batch can be made up in advance and refrigerated until party time. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Michele
    Posted December 14, 2014 at 8:52 AM | Permalink

    Hi Laura…….we are having a party next weekend….how many drinks will this recipe make? Thanks, Merry Christmas!

    • Posted December 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM | Permalink

      This makes about 3 drinks, but the recipe can easily be multiplied.

  2. Posted December 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM | Permalink

    Let’s hear it for Margaritaville for the holidays. What a clear and beautiful Xmas red. Very festively presented.

  3. Kim in MD
    Posted January 2, 2015 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

    The perfect cocktail for the holiday season!

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