Cranberry Margaritas

Lynn demonstrates a festive Holiday drink, Cranberry Margaritas.  


  • 1-1/4 cups cranberry juice cocktail divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 3 cups coarsely crushed ice

Pour 1/3 cup cranberry juice into a shallow bowl.  Pour 3 Tablespoons sugar onto a rimmed plate.  Dip rims of 4-6 wide mouthed glasses (6-8 ounces suitable for margaritas) into juice then sugar.  Set glasses aside.

Reserve 12 cranberries.  In a blender, blend the remaining cranberries, cranberry juice, sugar, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice until smooth and slushy.  If necessary, blend in 2 batches, then mix together.  Divide among glasses and garnish with reserved berries, skewered on toothpicks. 

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