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Festive Cranberry Margaritas

Festive Cranberry Margaritas

Festive Cranberry Margaritas

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Serves: 1 margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Traditionally, margaritas are considered a warm weather drink, but in New Hampshire, summer is short lived! At your next holiday gathering, try this delicious and popular cocktail with a few modifications. This holiday-friendly version lends a festive twist with its bright splash of color. My favorite part is the fun, seasonal garnish! This recipe is for one cocktail, but I've made batch before in a pitcher by multiplying the ingredients times servings.


  • 3 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 3 T. fresh lime juice
  • Garnish:
  • fresh rosemary sprigs, bottom leaves removed, approximately 2-3” long
  • fresh cranberries
  • fresh lime wedges



To make cranberry sprig garnish, carefully thread 3 fresh cranberries onto tough rosemary stems. Set aside.


Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, Cointreau, and both juices. Shake well and strain into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.

Festive Cranberry Margaritas
Festive Cranberry Margaritas

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